Ukraine

Kennan Cable No. 36: On the Edge: War and Industrial Crisis in Luhansk Oblast

Luhansk Oblast was already a troubled rust belt region when 80 percent of its urban territory was seized by Russian and separatist forces in 2014. For the past four years the foundation of the industrial economy in the oblast’s government-controlled areas (GCA) has been steadily eroded by the armed conflict and accompanying trade war with Russia.

Kennan Cable No. 35: Institutional Paths to Ending the Donbas Conflict

Ever since the armed conflict in Donbas started in 2014, Washington and Kyiv have seen its resolution through the prism of altering Russia’s behavior in the region. As Kurt Volker, the U.S.

Taxes and Trust: From Coercion to Compliance in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine

Taxes and Trust is the first book on taxes to focus on trust and the first work of social science to concentrate on how tax policy actually gets implemented on the ground in Poland, Russia and Ukraine. It highlights the nuances of the transitional Ukraine case and explains precisely how and why that 'borderland' country differs from the more ideal-types of coercive Russia and compliance-oriented Poland.

Book Talk: Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe

On the morning of April 26, 1986, the world witnessed the worst nuclear disaster in history: the explosion of a reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Soviet Ukraine. Dozens died of radiation poisoning, fallout contaminated half the continent, and thousands fell ill.

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