I.F. Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine presented the book “Interpretation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in Western scientific and expert-analytical works.“
The authors analyzed more than a thousand scientific and analytical works on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, published in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Poland in 2014-2019.
The book includes the following studies:
- Analyzing the analytics: about the principles of research of Western scientific and expert-analytical publications on the topic of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict – Volodymyr Kulyk.
- Mixed support: American scientific-expert discourse on the conflict in Ukraine and around Ukraine – Volodymyr Kulyk.
- Between abstract theory and practical politics: a look at the Ukrainian-Russian conflict in British scientific and expert publications – Mykola Ryabchuk.
- Ukraine as a circumstance: a discursive analysis of the naming and framing of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict in German scientific and analytical circles – Kateryna Zarembo, Marianna Fakhurdinova.
- Eternal return to “eternal Russia”: challenges of the “Ukrainian crisis” for the French intellectual discourse – Nadiya Koval.
- The policy of the “double track”: Italian ambivalence in the conceptualization of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict – Kateryna Zarembo.
- Thucydides in the collective farm of animals: the Greek approach to the Ukrainian-Russian conflict – Nadiya Koval.
- Unity in diversity: Polish researchers on the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and the war in Donbas – Mykola Ryabchuk.
- An alternative reality of Kremlin propaganda: the conflict “in Ukraine” in Russian political, media, and scientific discourse – Svitlana Nabok.
- Distinguishing between diversity: common and different in Western views on the “Ukrainian crisis” – Volodymyr Kulyk.
During the presentation, the authors discussed what Western scholars and analysts call the conflict in eastern Ukraine; by means of which political, historical or cultural arguments this or that framing of the conflict is carried out; what policy recommendations do Western experts give to their politicians.