The increase in conventional and symmetric non-conventional wars appears to account for some of the changing patterns in civil war duration, severity and termination.
By Laia Balcells
21 hours ago
A new survey shows surprisingly few divides along language lines in how people perceive Putin in contested Ukraine.
By Gerard Toal and John O’Loughlin
Survey and interview evidence from the past year indicate that the Ukraine protests were broad-based and had a long-term civic impact.
By Olga Onuch
November 26, 2014
Sophisticated fraud detection methods show that while there may have been isolated incidents of fraud, it was unlikely to have affected the outcome.
By Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Dmytro Goriunov and Tymofiy Mylovanov
November 4, 2014
In a watershed election, Ukraine elects a solidly pro-Western parliament for the first time.
By Oxana Shevel
October 29, 2014
Although a powerful “rally ‘round the flag” effect has boosted Putin’s ratings, support among Russians for a war with Ukraine is lower than you think.
By Thomas Sherlock
September 26, 2014
Samuel Huntington’s “Clash of Civilizations” thesis is no more relevant in the modern context of Ukraine and ISIS than it was previously.
By Mark Lawrence Schrad
September 22, 2014
Many U.S. commenters ridicule the idea that the Ukraine rebels' breakaway region of "Novorossiya" could become a real political entity. But the history of other breakaway regions in the former USSR and Eastern Europe suggests that it will stick around for many decades.
By Charles King
September 16, 2014
Looking underneath the hood of Vladimir Putin’s popularity machine and asking how long it will last
By Sam Greene and Graeme Robertson
September 9, 2014
A new blog dedicated to reform in Ukraine. We interview one of its founders, Tymofiy Mylovanov.