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Book Launch: Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine

"Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine" presents four perspectives on the origins of the ongoing war in Ukraine, concentrating on Russian motivations and intentions. What propelled Russia to send troops into Crimea and why did the conflict spread to eastern Ukraine with Russian support? What does the crisis say about Russian political, economic, and social priorities, and how does it reflect EU-Russian differences over international jurisdiction? What role did Russian president Vladimir Putin’s cultivation of his own macho image play in starting and expanding the war? As the recent events in Syria and Turkey have shown, these are still vivid and troubling issues with ramifications for ongoing global conflicts.

Date & Time

Dec. 16, 2015
10:00am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Book Launch: Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine

Photo credit: "OSCE SMM monitoring the movement of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine (16544235410)" by OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Commons

Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine presents four perspectives on the origins of the ongoing war in Ukraine, concentrating on Russian motivations and intentions. What propelled Russia to send troops into Crimea and why did the conflict spread to eastern Ukraine with Russian support? What does the crisis say about Russian political, economic, and social priorities, and how does it reflect EU-Russian differences over international jurisdiction? What role did Russian president Vladimir Putin’s cultivation of his own macho image play in starting and expanding the war? As the recent events in Syria and Turkey have shown, these are still vivid and troubling issues with ramifications for ongoing global conflicts.

Please join us for this book launch event with the four authors, moderated by Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute.


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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