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Dilemmas of Independence: Ukraine After Totalitarianism

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The collapse of the Soviet Union added a large new country-Ukraine-to the map of Europe. With its endowment of natural resources and skilled population of 52 million, Ukraine can play a major role in European and world affairs. How an independent Ukraine evolves internally and the foreign policies it adopts will have considerable impact on Europe, East and West, and the Un ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by Council on Foreign Relations Press (first published 1993)
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Using this book for my research project in Politics of Post-Soviet Eurasia. This was published in 1993, so it's an interesting primary source. Kuchma is only referenced very very briefly, as he had just appeared on the stage. As such, much of this book isn't actually pertinent to my research, and I just barely skimmed the economics chapter. It's late and I'm getting rambly. Long story short, this was a pretty decent book, but must be used as a primary source now, as it is very dated.
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Alexander J. Motyl (Олександр Мотиль) is professor of political science at Rutgers University-Newark, as well as a writer and painter. He served as associate director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University from 1992 to 1998. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, he is the author of several political science books and articles.
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