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Russian and Ukrainian TV viewers live on different planets

New poll evidence shows that Russian and Ukrainian TV viewers have starkly different beliefs about who downed Flight MH17.

Answering remaining questions about Ukraine’s Maidan protests, one year later

New scholarly research suggests Ukraine’s incomplete transition from authoritarianism was to blame for the violence of Euromaidan and subsequent events.

  • Leonid Peisakhin
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  • Ukraine
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  • 3 days ago

The West should not count on Russian sensitivity to casualties to deter Putin

Casualties are never taken lightly by any ruler, but academic research suggests conditions under which the public can be more willing to tolerate battlefield deaths.

  • Simon Saradzhyan
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  • 4 days ago

Mistrust about political motives in contested Ukraine

New survey evidence from the Ukraine and Crimea show high levels of mistrust towards both the Ukrainian and Russian governments' interest in peace.

  • John O'Loughlin, Gerard Toal
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  • Feb 13, 2015

Expert analysis on U.S., Russia and arming Ukraine

The Carnegie Corporation of New York's "Rebuilding U.S.-Russian Relations" is a valuable source for expert commentary – here are a few examples.

Warfare isn’t just a man’s game anymore

As more women are becoming combatants in major armed conflicts around the globe, will our understanding of their impact keep pace?

  • Jessica Trisko Darden, Ora Szekely
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  • Feb 9, 2015

Support for separatism in southern and eastern Ukraine is lower than you think

New original survey research provides little evidence of mass support for separatism in Ukraine’s southern and eastern regions.

  • Paul Chaisty, Stephen Whitefield
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  • Feb 6, 2015

A Putin surprise in eastern Ukraine?

Putin's saber rattling may indicate real action in eastern Ukraine.

  • Kimberly Marten
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  • Jan 28, 2015

Russia is hinting at a new Cold War over SWIFT. So what’s SWIFT?

The Russian prime minister has hinted that his country might go to war if Russian banks are frozen out of the SWIFT messaging system. Why does Russia care so much?

Bridging levels of analysis in the study of conflict

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.

  • Laia Balcells
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  • Jan 26, 2015
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