The Maidan and Beyond: The Russia Factor

July 2014

The regime of Vladimir Putin has been a key driver of the crisis in Ukraine. Under challenge at home for several years now, it turned to Ukraine in part to firm up its own grip on power in Russia.

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The Maidan and Beyond: Finding Ukraine

July 2014

Ukrainians flocked to the Maidan to express a “choice for Europe,” but they may also have forged the beginnings of a new Ukrainian identity.

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Russia’s Nationalists Flirt with Democracy

July 2014

Russia has witnessed a growing rapprochement between some of its nationalists and some of its democrats, but this trend is threatened by divisions over the annexation of Crimea.

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The Legacies of 1989: The Transformative Power of Europe Revisited

January 2014

Improving governance in the EU’s new member states remains a huge challenge for the European project. Why has the EU succeeded in promoting democracy among its postcommunist members but failed in promoting good governance?

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The Legacies of 1989: Bulgaria's Year of Civic Anger

January 2014

In 2013, Bulgaria’s historically passive citizenry exploded in outrage over soaring energy bills and shady elite actions. What does Bulgaria’s year of protest tell us about how civic anger is generated and when it becomes a transformative political resource?

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