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BOOK

PRESENTATION

Ukraine’s Unnamed War:
Before the Russian Invasion of 2022
 

Dominique Arel

(Chair of Ukrainian Studies, U of Ottawa, Canada)

Dominique Arel (Chair of Ukrainian Studies, Canada), a political scientist, taught at Brown University, Rhode Island, before becoming the first Chairholder in 2003. He is the co-author, with Jesse Driscoll (UC San Diego, US), of Ukraine’s Unnamed War: Before the Russian Invasion of 2022, to be published by Cambridge University Press in November 2022. He is Director of the ASN World Convention.

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Jesse Driscoll

(U California San Diego, US)

Jesse Driscoll is Associate Professor of Political Science at the School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California San Diego (US). He is the author of Warlords and Coalition Politics in Post-Soviet States (Cambridge, 2015), on the civil wars in Georgia and Tajikistan, and Doing Global Fieldwork (Columbia, 2021), a guide to fieldwork methods for academic researchers.

PRESENTATION

Authors of

Ukraine’s Unnamed War: Before the Russian Invasion of 2022

(Cambridge University Press, 2022)

DOMINIQUE AREL AND JESSE DRISCOLL

A timely and concise account of the roots of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the book explains how the 2013–14 violent protests on Maidan unleashed seditionist movements in Crimea and Eastern Donbas, but not elsewhere in Eastern Ukraine, and how Russia reacted to, rather than controlled events. It analyzes why no political solution to this war was found prior to the catastrophic Russian attack of 2022.