Posts Tagged ‘ Paul Goble ’

Five Inconvenient Questions Putin Wasn’t Asked

Apr 29th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 21 – There is perhaps no better way to call attention to the way in which Vladimir Putin insists on one standard for his own country and a very different one for Ukraine and others than to imagine the position the Kremlin leader might have found himself in had he been…


Is Putin at Risk of Being Overthrown by a Coup?

Apr 28th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 28 – Many in Russia and the West have speculated that the combination of Vladimir Putin’s policies against Ukraine, Moscow’s increasing isolation internationally, and deteriorating economic conditions at home will eventually lead to a Maidan-style challenge to his rule. That is possible, of course, but a man identified as a former…


Putin Pushing World to Something Worse than Cold War, Piontkovsky Says

Apr 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, April 15 – Vladimir Putin, in his effort to save his rule by intervening militarily in Ukraine, is pushing the world not toward a new cold war as many say but rather to something far worse and more dangerous, one in which one or another side may in fact view the use…


Window on Eurasia: No Longer a Question — ‘Russia has Opened a Crimean Front’

Feb 15th, 2014 | By

Paul Goble Staunton, February 15 – In September 2013, a Ukrainian journalist asked whether Russia would open “a Crimean front” as part of Moscow’s effort to defeat the Maidan and its European aspirations. Yesterday, the same journalist published an article with a headline that dropped the question mark and suggested that Russia already has. In…


Window on Eurasia: Ukrainian Activism Highlights Russian Submissiveness and thus Infuriates Russians, Commentator Says

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By

Sunday February 2, 2014 Paul Goble Staunton, February 2 – “Nothing so infuriates a Russian as does indisputable evidence of his own slavish submissiveness both in the east of Ukraine and in the post-Soviet state as a whole,” according to one ethnic Russian commentator, and thus Ukrainian activism has challenged the self-assessments of Russians and…


Window on Eurasia: Maidan Highlights ‘De-Sovietization of Ukrainian Mass Consciousness,’ Shiropayev Says

Dec 29th, 2013 | By

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Paul Goble Staunton, December 29 – The Maidan in Kyiv is a product of “the de-Sovietization of Ukrainian mass consciousness” and of the concomitant rise of a genuine and positive nationalism which seeks its realization as part of Europe, two developments which set Ukraine apart from Russia and make a Russian…