Russia’s war in Ukraine began in 2014 and has continued for the past eight years. On February 24, Russia invaded Ukraine, initiating a full-scale war and elevating the crisis to a new level. What is motivating Putin’s moves now, and what background do we need to understand why? The resources on this page help explain.
Power transition theory is a structural and dynamic approach to world politics. Although due to its focus on power relationships it is sometimes associated with the realist school (see the Oxford Bibliographies article on Realism), it differs in terms of its dynamic description of the international system as well as its focus on the importance of status quo evaluations.
H-Ukraine is dedicated to promoting and advancing scholarly contributions to the field of Ukrainian studies. We aim to incorporate interdisciplinary work that examines the history of Ukraine and its place within the wider region. H-Ukraine is a professional network.
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Fom "Warfare" podcast, pre-invasion (January 10).
Since late 2013, Ukraine has been in crisis. But the problems there go much further back. To examine the history of the conflict in Ukraine, we welcome one of our first guests, Professor Chris Bellamy, back to the podcast. Chris takes us right back to the late 18th century to look at the sources and development of the crisis.