Serhii Plokhii on the historical context of the Russo-Ukrainian war
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
3d ago
How can history help us understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine? Why can Moscow not even imagine itself without Kyiv? Is Russia an empire in decline? The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites Professor Serhii Plokhii, a prominent Ukrainian historian, director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute (HURI), and author of numerous books about Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe. His latest book is The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History. This conversation was held in Kyiv on May 24th, 2024, before Plokhii met with the Ukrainian public at the UkraineWorld Club and PEN Ukraine. Host: Vo ..read more
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How Russia kidnaps Ukrainian children, and why
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2w ago
Almost 20,000 Ukrainian children have been kidnapped by Russia during its invasion of Ukraine, according to Kyiv’s official data. Russia’s figures are much bigger: it says it has relocated more than half a million of Ukrainian children - and is not going to give them back. This is a horrible, systematic policy of depriving the Ukrainian nation of its future. The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites Khrystyna Shkudor, advocacy manager of the campaign “Where Are Our People?” (https://deportation.org.ua/). The campaign is aimed at uncovering Russia's policy of forcible deportations of Ukrainians. I ..read more
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Ukraine-India relations | Ukraine’s global partnerships #1
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2w ago
Do India and Ukraine share common ground for cooperation? What shared interests might emerge from their unique contexts? And in the face of Russian aggression, how can these nations forge relations that benefit both sides? In this episode, UkraineWorld's Deputy editor-in-chief Anastasiia Hersymchuk spoke withSwasti Rao, Associate Fellow at the Europe and Eurasia Center, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and Olha Vorozhbyt, an affiliated expert with the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”, deputy editor-in-chief of the “Ukrayinskyi Tyzhden” news website. This epis ..read more
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What do other Europeans think about Ukraine?
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2w ago
What do citizens of the EU and the United Kingdom think about Ukraine? How substantial is their support? How high the Ukrainian topic is on their agenda? The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites experts from “More in Common” - an international initiative aiming to understand the forces driving people apart, find common ground, and bring people together to tackle shared challenges. Guests: Mathieu Lefèvre, CEO and Co-founder of “More in Common”; Luke Tryl, Director of “More in Common” UK. Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine ..read more
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Timothy Snyder, Marci Shore, and Volodymyr Yermolenko at Yale
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
3w ago
A conversation about Ukraine, the Russian invasion, resistance, ideas, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things, - held during Volodymyr Yermolenko’s visit to Yale University in February 2024. Timothy Snyder is an American historian and Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University. Marci Shore is an American historian and associate professor at Yale University. Volodymyr Yermolenko is a Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine. Let us thank Yale University and Ukraine House at Yale for organizing this discussion and helping us to publis ..read more
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Foreign Affairs’ Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - on America, China, Ukraine, and geopolitics
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
1M ago
We tend to look at today’s world as a consequence of World War II. Yet, in the first years after that war, there were several directions which the world could have turned. There was a chance that China would not have become communist. There was also a chance that Europe would have become much more communist. A few years ago, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, the current editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, wrote The China Mission, a book in which he explores the attempt by George Marshall, the architect of the Allies’ victory against the Nazis, to bring China closer to America. Find the book: https://wwnort ..read more
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“Immediate solidarity”: being a foreign reporter in war-torn Ukraine -- with Jen Stout
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
1M ago
Jen Stout is a Scottish journalist who has spent a significant amount of time in Ukraine during the hottest stages of the full-scale Russian invasion. She has just published a book "Night Train to Odesa: Covering the Human Cost of Russia's War", a very touchingly personal account of the people she has met and experiences she has lived traveling through war-torn Ukrainian cities and villages. The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites Jen Stout to talk about her book and her experience of being in Ukraine and reporting on the war. Book: https://birlinn.co.uk/product/night-train-to-odesa/ Host: Volo ..read more
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Ukraine passes its mobilisation law: will it help? - Weekly, 8 - 14 April
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2M ago
Ukraine has passed the long-awaited mobilization law. It aims to ensure that Ukraine's army has more people, as it faces hundreds of thousands of newly mobilized soldiers on the Russian side. Ukraine's army, on the contrary, lacks personnel. But will this law solve Ukraine's problems? Particular criticism was voiced at the fact the law doesn't provide conditions for demobilization. This means that soldiers who are on the frontline don't know when they will come back home. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine. Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of Ukrain ..read more
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Time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism - with Vitaly Chernetsky
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2M ago
Do we have the concepts and ideas necessary to think critically about Russian cultural imperialism? Why are the existing concepts not sufficient? Are “Russian studies” still dominating Western academia’s view of Eastern Europe? Why is it time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism and decolonize the “Slavic” or “Eurasian” studies? Our guest on the Explaining Ukraine podcast is Vitaly Chernetsky, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas, and the current President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES). Host: Volodymyr Yermol ..read more
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Will NATO increase its support for Ukraine? - Weekly, March 28 - April 7
Explaining Ukraine
by UkraineWorld
2M ago
Germany searches for Patriot air defence systems for Ukraine not only in NATO countries but also throughout the world. Meanwhile, NATO states consider establishing a fund to secure assistance for Kyiv if Trump returns to office. This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine. Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of UkraineWorld, is joined by Anastasiia Herasymchuk, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and Dariia Synhaievska, analyst and journalist at UkraineWorld, to discuss key events and trends in and around Ukraine over the past week. UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is broug ..read more
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