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The Maidan Uprising, Separatism and Foreign Intervention

Ukraine’s complex transition

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Edited By Klaus Bachmann and Igor Lyubashenko

The current crisis in Ukraine has revealed a striking lack of background knowledge about Ukraine’s history and politics among West European politicians, journalists, intellectuals and even many academics. In this book, experts from Poland, Ukraine, the US, Russia and Western Europe fill the gap between an omnipresent and easily available narrative about Russia and a scarce, scattered knowledge about Ukraine. They show what history and political science can offer for a better understanding of the crisis and provide insights, which are based on reliable Ukrainian, Russian, Polish and Turkish sources and confidential interviews with key actors and advisors. Rather than offering easy answers, the authors present facts and knowledge, which enables the reader to make up his own informed opinion.
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Klaus Bachmann, Professor of Political Science at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw (Poland), obtained a PhD in History from the University of Warsaw about the Polish-Ukrainian conflict in Galicia before World War I. Before his academic career, he was a media correspondent for German, Austrian and Swiss media in Poland, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine. Igor Lyubashenko is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. He obtained a PhD at the Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin for his thesis about the European Neighbourhood Policy towards Eastern European states. He is also a member of the editorial team of the Polish New Eastern Europe magazine.

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