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Ukraine



  • Only Putin Knows What's Next

    by Tom Nichols

    Vladimir Putin's intentions – be they territorial, symbolic, or psychological – remain a wild card for any U.S.-led response to the Ukraine situation. 



  • History Helps Discern Putin's Ukraine Agenda

    by Kathryn David

    Russia today uses the ideological work of Soviet-era historians that claims a fundamental unity between Russian and Ukrainian people to justify its expansionist aims. 



  • A Tech-Savvy Holocaust Memorial in Ukraine Draws Critics and Crowds

    “I grew up with war stories from my grandparents’ generation,” said Andrej Umansky, a German historian with Ukrainian ancestry working for the private initiative, the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center. “But students today don’t have the same connection.... To talk about the Holocaust is the same as talking about ancient Rome.”


  • Mourning in America

    by Ed Simon

    Historically the powerful have described deaths from disease and starvation as "natural" to hide the political nature of suffering and their own responsibility. To mourn is to fight this erasure.



  • Serhii Plokhii on Ukraine’s Political Frontiers

    Professor Serhii Plokhii, the Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard, discussed Ukranian history, the Trump-Ukraine scandal, and the roles that both Russia and the United States have played in shaping the country’s politics.