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UCL analyses of Russia’s war on Ukraine

1 March 2022

UCL academics provide comment and analysis on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has brought war to Europe, catalysed a humanitarian and refugee crisis, and transformed the continent irrevocably. In response, the European Institute has collated comment pieces from academics across UCL, with expertise spanning Russian, Ukrainian and East European Studies, Political Science and International Relations, History, Political Thought and Literature. The analysis has been published on our UCL Europe Blog.

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See the table of contents for specific commentary:

  1. Kristin M. Bakke: What do people in Ukraine want?
  2. Uilleam Blacker: History, memory and Putin’s neo-imperial worldview
  3. Uilleam Blacker: Contesting language
  4. David Dalton: A geo-economic motive for the Russia-Ukraine war 
  5. Mark Galeotti: Forward to the past
  6. Jakob Hauter: The Kremlin’s dangerous fantasy world
  7. Brian Klaas: Why the West’s entanglements with corrupt autocrats matter
  8. Mart Kuldkepp: Learning from hindsight
  9. Philippe Marlière: Ukraine’s right to security and self-determination vs. ‘Campism’
  10. Ben Noble: Putin and the possibility of dissent
  11. Rasmus Nilsson: Is Ukraine a separate country?
  12. Aglaya Snetkov: Putin’s domestic framing of war
  13. Andrew Wilson: A Schmittian reading of Russian thinking