• Yaroslav Hrytsak 11 March 2024
    Post-Soviet Ukraine has been considered a classic case of a “cleft country” torn between the agrarian Ukrainian-speaking West and the industrial Russian-speaking East. The Russian-Ukrainian war has revealed that despite strong regional divisions, Ukraine proved to be a very resilient political community, which led to the emergence of “the third Ukraine.” It is a Ukraine of neither the West nor the East, but of the Center, meant both in regional and political terms, as highlighted by Professor Yaroslav Hrytsak (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv).
  • Anna Colin Lebedev 23 February 2024
    How can a war between two communities start without those two communities being involved in a conflict that preexists the war? And how is it that these communities eventually make sense of the conflict as something that is deeply socially rooted? Anna Colin Lebedev, Professor of Sociology at the Université Paris Nanterre, gives her assessment of the social roots of the war between Russia and Ukraine.
  • Pieter Judson 23 January 2024
    “Most empires, but also most nation states are multicultural. The problem with the nation state is that it claims to be the state of one group. But all nation states include many groups. So we must ask the question, how are the minority groups treated? Do they have full citizenship? Often they do not.” From ResetDOC’s latest video-interview to Pieter Judson, Professor of 19th and 20th century history at the European University Institute. It was shot on the margins of Reset DOC’s Dublin Conference 2023, “Nationalism, Nation-Building, and the Decline of Empires.”
  • Mark Kramer 5 January 2024
    What was the parable that led Soviet internationalism to Putin’s personalist nationalism? How can we imagine a post-Putin Russia? Mark Kramer (Davis Center, Harvard University) answers to these questions in this video-interview shot on the margins of Reset DOC’s Dublin Conference 2023, “Nationalism, Nation-Building, and the Decline of Empires.”
  • Seán Golden 10 July 2023
    China’s foreign policy faces complexity due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It seeks access to resources and markets for its development and aims to challenge the dominance of the US, EU, and NATO. China cannot support Russia nor back NATO’s leadership. It seeks stability through diplomacy and maintains strict political control. However, Putin’s invasion and NATO’s response create strategic headaches for China, affecting its carefully promoted multipolar world order. China’s stability seems more secure than Russia’s, but uncertainties remain amid the changing global landscape.
  • Enrico Osvaldi 30 June 2023
    Putin’s lack of reaction to Prigozhin’s June 23 “march for justice” may signal more than just an attempt to avoid a bloody conflict on the streets of Russia. The outward temerity of the Russian response could indicate that a real blow was dealt to Russian morale, however this could indicate more repressive measures to come from the Kremlin.
  • Federica Zoja 11 November 2022
    Mohammed Bin Salman is deftly playing a chess game aimed at positioning the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a foreign policy leader both regionally and internationally, exploiting each of the great powers’ primary weaknesses (and desires): energy prices in the US, Russia’s war in Ukraine, and China’s desperation to assert its regional dominance. His sudden rise to the head of the desert kingdom was consolidated recently with his appointment as Prime Minister and heir apparent to his aging father, securing his untouchability and immunity when it comes to human rights violations, putting partners like the United States in the particular quandry of not being able to use their traditional soft power levers and leaving evermore domestic dissidents at risk.
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