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About Andreas Umland
Andreas Umland is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, and General Editor of the book series, “Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society” published by ibidem-Verlag in Stuttgart, and distributed, outside Europe, by Columbia University Press.
Articles by Andreas Umland
This week's editor
Guest editor Ronan Harrington introduces this week's theme: Spirituality and Visionary Politics.
Ronan is a freelance political strategist and co-creator of Alter Ego, a gathering exploring the future of progressive politics.
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.