David Marples is Distinguished University Professor in the Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Canada. For summer 2014 he is Visiting Professor at the Slavic and Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University, Japan. Follow him on Twitter @drmarples
In theory, with a new parliamentary coalition, Poroshenko can now address Ukraine’s two most pressing problems —...
The rhetoric of hatred describing the situation in Ukraine misses the point – Ukraine has problems that are not...
The Ukrainian army is unprepared for war
The Ukrainian army is corrupt and badly prepared for war, with either the Donetsk People's Republic or Russia. на...
Long live the Donetsk People’s Republic!
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Who is Igor Strelkov? He has power, but by whose authority?
Crimean Tatars – tragic past and uncertain present
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