I. Literature

Current special issues

Five Years After: The Role of International Actors in the 'Ukraine Crisis'
In: East European Politics (Abingdon), 35 (September 2019) 3, pp. 259-350

Ukraine after Five Years of Conflict
In: Eurasian Geography and Economics (Abingdon), 60 (February 2019) 3, p. 1-117

Identity Politics in Times of Crisis : Ukraine as a Critical Case
In: Post-Soviet Affairs (Abingdon), 34 (March-May 2018) 2-3, p. 79-189

Ukraine in Crisis
In: European Politics and Society (Basingstoke), 17 (December 2016) 4, pp. 421-537

Russia, the West, and the Ukraine Crisis
In: Contemporary Politics (London), 22 (September 2016) 3, pp. 249-394

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Post-Post-Cold War Europe
In: Europe-Asia Studies (Abingdon), 68 (June 2016) 4, pp. 551-801

The Ukranian Crisis: Sub-State and Non-State Actors
In: Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Abingdon), 16 (March 2016) 1, pp. 1-194

Global and regional repercussions of the Ukrainian crisis
In: Southeast European and Black Sea Studies (Abingdon), 15 (June 2015) 2, pp. 119-219

The Ukrainian Crisis
In: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (Oxford), 15 (April 2015) 1, pp. 135-197

Symposium: "The Incorporation of Crimea by the Russian Federation in the Light of International Law"
In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (München), 75 (2015) 1, pp. 1-230

Ukrainian political crisis 2013-2014
In: Eurasian Geography and Economics (Abingdon), 55 (June 2014) 3, pp. 219-306

Russian Analytical Digest (RAD) / Center for Security Studies (CSS) der ETH Zürich (biweekly)


Bibliographical overview

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Alexseev, Mikhail: How do Ukrainians want to end the Donbas war? Washington, DC: PONARS Eurasia, Dezember 2018, 7 p. (PONARS Eurasia policy memo; 555)

Allison, Roy: Russian 'deniable' intervention in Ukraine: how and why Russia broke the rules. In: International Affairs (Oxford), 90 (November 2014) 6, pp. 1255-1297

Andreev, Pavel (Hg.): The crisis in Ukraine: root causes and scenarios for the future. Moscow: Valdai Discussion Club, 2014, 78 p.

Åslund, Anders: Ukraine : What Went Wrong and How to Fix It. Washington, DC: Peterson Inst. for Internat. Economics, 2015, 314 p.

Batjuk, Vladimir: Will the Ukrainian crisis end in another cold war? In: International Affairs (Minneapolis/Minn.), 60 (2014) 5, pp. 107-114

Black, J.L.; Johns, Michael (eds.): The Return of the Cold War : Ukraine, The West and Russia. London: Routledge, 2016, 290 p.

Biersack, John; O'Lear, Shannon: The geopolitics of Russia's annexation of Crimea : narratives, identity, silences, and energy. In: Eurasian Geography and Economics (Abingdon), 55 (June 2014) 3, pp. 247-269

Can Peacekeepers Break the Deadlock in Ukraine? Brussels: International Crisis Group, 2017, 41 p. (Europe Report; 246)

Clem, Ralph S.: Clearing the fog of war : public versus official sources and geopolitical storylines in the Russia-Ukraine conflict. In: Eurasian Geography and Economics (Abingdon), 58 (2018) 6, p.592-612

Dreyfus, Emmanuel; Jeangène Vilmer, Jean-Baptiste: A people-oriented peace formula for the Donbass: In: The Washington Quarterly (Philadelphia/Pa.), 42 (2019) 2, p.115-132

Faulty powers: who started the Ukraine crisis? In: Foreign Affairs (New York/N.Y.), 93 (November-December 2014) 6, pp. 167-178

Götz, Elias (Hg.): Russia, the West, and the Ukraine Crisis. London : Routledge, 2018, 150 p.

Goncharov, Stepan; Volkov, Denis: Russians want Crimea, prefer Luhansk and Donetsk independent. Chicago: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Levada Center, April 2019, 9 p.

Grytsaienko, Oleg (Hrycaenko, Oleh): The crisis in Ukraine: an insider's view. Paris: Ifri, 2014, 24 p. (Russie.Nei.Visions; 78)

Haran, Oleхiy; Burkovsky, Petro: How the US and EU can make the Kremlin rethink its options in Ukraine's Donbas. Washington, DC: PONARS Eurasia, April 2018, 6 p. (PONARS Eurasia policy memo; 521)

Headley, James: Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis : a Clash Between a Modern Russia and a Postmodern European Union? In: European Foreign Affairs Review (The Hague), 23 (2018) 1/1, p.101-117

Kamp, Karl-Heinz : Nuclear Implications of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Rome: NATO Defense College, 2015, 7 p. (NDC Research Report; 03/15)

Kimmage, Michael: Getting beyond Minsk : toward a resolution of the conflict in Ukraine. Washington/D.C.: Transatlantic Academy, 2017, 20 p. (Paper Series; 7)

Kofman, Michael et al.: Lessons from Russia's operations in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. Santa Monica: RAND Corporation, 2017, 128 p.

Karolewski, Ireneusz Pawel; Davis Cross; Mai'a K.: The EU's Power in the Russia–Ukraine Crisis: Enabled or Constrained?
In: Journal of Common Market Studies (Oxford), Early View, 21 August 2016

Marples, David R.; Mills, Frederick V. (eds.): Ukraine's Euromaidan : analyses of a civil revolution. Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2015, 292 p.

Menon, Rajan; Rumer, Eugene: Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwindling of the Post-Cold War Order. Cambridge, Mass. [u.a.]: MIT Press, 2015, 220 p.

Orlov, Aleksandr: The Ukraine crisis: strategic mistake or calculated plan? In: International Affairs (Minneapolis/Minn.), 60 (2014) 4, pp. 110-116

Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Agnieszka; Sakwa, Richard (Hg.): Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives. Bristol: E-International Relations, March 2015, 287 p.

Popescu, Nicu: Ukraine: four crises, one country. Paris: European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2014, 4 p. (ISSUE Brief / European Union Institute for Security Studies; 16/2014)

Rebels without a Cause: Russia’s Proxies in Eastern Ukraine. Brussels: International Crisis Group, 2019, 30 p. (Europe Report; 254)

Rojansky, Matthew: Russian-Ukrainian Relations : Conflict and Reconciliation over Shared History. In: The former Soviet Union and East Central Europe Between Conflict and Reconciliation, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2019, p. 83-103

Russia and the Separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Brussels: International Crisis Group, 2016, 20 p. (Crisis Group Europe and Central Asia Briefing; 79)

Sakwa, Richard: Frontline Ukraine : crisis in the borderlands. London [u.a.]: I.B. Tauris, 2015, 297 p.

Sayapin, Sergey; Tsybulenko, Evhen (Hg.): The use of force against Ukraine and International Law : jus ad bellum, jus in bello, jus post bellum. The Hague: Asser Press, 2018, 454 p.

Strasheim, Julia: Domestic Explanations for War and Peace in Ukraine. Hamburg: GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2016, 23 p. (GIGA Working Papers; 287)

Susko, Oleksandr: After the Ukraine-Russia war: is there a sustainable solution. Washington/D.C.: PONARS Eurasia, 2014, 4 p. (PONARS Policy Memo; 356)

Susko, Oleksandr: Is There a Way Out of the Minsk Agreement Deadlock? Washington/D.C.: PONARS Eurasia, 2017, 5 p. (PONARS Policy Memo; 474)

The Ukraine Crisis - European Politics Collection (collection of full-text scholarly articles from Taylor & Francis journals, August 2015)

The Ukraine Crisis: risks of renewed military conflict after Minsk II. Kyiv/Brussels: International Crisis Group, 2015, 15 p. (ICG Europe Briefing; 73)

Wilson, Andrew: Ukraine crisis : what it means for the West. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014, 236 p.

Yekelchyk, Serhy: The Conflict in Ukraine : What Everyone Needs to Know. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, 208 p.

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II. Links

Selected documents

Budapest Memorandum on security assurances (December 5, 1994)

North Atlantic Council statement on the situation in Ukraine (March 2, 2014)

European Parliament resolution on the invasion of Ukraine by Russia (March 13, 2014)

Crimean speech of Vladimir Putin (March 18, 2014)

Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine (March 21, 2014)

UN General Assembly's Ukraine Resolution (March 27, 2014)

Geneva Statement on Ukraine (April 17, 2014)

Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014 - U.S. Senate Bill S.2277 (May 1, 2014)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2166 (July 21, 2014)

Boisto Group 24-step peace plan for Ukraine (August 26, 2014)

Minsk Protocol (September 5, 2014)
Russian Original

Preliminary report - Crash involving Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 flight MH17 / Dutch Safety Board (September 9, 2014)

Russia Resolution of the U.S. House of Representatives (December 4, 2014)

Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (December 15, 2014)

European Parliament resolution on the situation in Ukraine (January 15, 2015)

Ukraine Situation Report / United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (January 23, 2015)

Declaration of Minsk of the Heads of State and Government of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine (February 12, 2015)

Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements (adopted in Minsk on February 12, 2015)

United Nations Security Council Resolution 2202 (February 17, 2015)

Crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 - Final Report / Dutch Safety Board (October 22, 2015)

European Parliament resolution on the human rights situation in Crimea (February 4, 2016)

Crimea Declaration / U.S. Department of State (July 25, 2018)


EU sanctions

EU sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis (European Union)

EU Sanctions in Force – Russia (European Sanctions Blog)



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