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Kennan Cable No.5: Euromaidan Revisited: Causes of Regime Change in Ukraine One Year On

Kennan Cable No.5: Euromaidan Revisited: Causes of Regime Change in Ukraine One Year On
Kennan Cable No.5: Euromaidan Revisited: Causes of Regime Change in Ukraine One Year On

A year has passed since mass protests on the Maidan in Ukraine’s capital Kiev culminated in bloodshed and president Viktor Yanukovych unexpectedly fled to Russia. Since then, Ukraine has plunged into a bloody civil conflict and a war by proxy with Russia. Relations between Russia and the West are continuing to worsen, and Europe has come to the brink of a large-scale interstate war for the first time since World War II. The Maidan protests have already catalyzed one of the most momentous geopolitical crises of the fledgling 21st century.

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Leonid Peisakhin

Assistant Professor of Political Science, NYU; Abu Dhabi
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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 understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more