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About Andreas Umland
Andreas Umland is a DAAD Associate Professor of European Studies at the Political Science Department of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He is a member of the Valdai Club and Expert Council of the Ukrainian parliament’s Committee for European Integration. Among other publications, he edits the scholarly book series 'Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society' (published by ibidem Press, Stuttgart/Hannover). His articles have been published in various newspapers, including the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Die Welt, Die Zeit, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Moscow Times, Kyiv Post and Le Monde Diplomatique as well as on the websites of the National Interest, World Affairs Journal, Russian Analytical Digest, German Marshall Fund, and Harvard International Review.
Articles by Andreas Umland
No to TTIP
The EU is wilfully blind to its own role in Ukraine's political destabilisation. The eventual prospect of EU membership is vital for this European country, argues Andreas Umland. It would serve to reconfigure its political discourse and give direction to its people
Alexander Dugin's Eurasian movement has moved to centre stage politically, having dropped its tactless fascist rhetoric. Andreas Umland charts its inroads
Escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian quarrel over Crimea could destabilise European security
As president Victor Yushchenko's rating plummets further there Is a chance that Kiev's political elite may agree to form a parliamentary republic
President Medvedev's recent changes to Russia's constitution leave power beyond public scrutiny and suggest uncertainty and struggle among the elites as to where Russia should head now
The Russian extreme right, including some of its crypto-fascist sections, is becoming an ever more influential part of Moscow mainstream public discourse. Its influence can be felt in Russia's mass media, academia, civil society, arts, and politics.