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The full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia in 2022 has not only caused immense suffering inside the country, and among its people, it has shifted the political landscape in Russia for the worse, altered the strategic map of Europe, and created division and economic pain in the rest of the world.
In this volume, a group of internationally acclaimed academics – many originally from Ukraine or Russia – examine the deep causes of Putin’s war, the role played by other actors such as China and the United States, the severe consequences for the many millions of Ukrainians displaced from their home and country, the impact on the West and the Global South and the challenges confronting Ukraine when the war finally comes to an end.
Part of the LSE Public Policy Review Series, Ukraine: Russia’s War and the Future of the Global Order offers a rigorous intellectual response to this extreme humanitarian crisis and considers the implications for the future of Ukraine and the transformed global order.
“This book stands out by virtue of its interdisciplinary approach, which brings together area studies and IR experts to examine Russia’s war on Ukraine in its multidimensional complexity. Authors provide detailed, forensic background on internal dynamics in both Ukraine and Russia, while other chapters focus on the regional and global dimensions. The chapters on economics and organised crime cover relatively underexplored ground, while a chapter by the late Christopher Coker reminds us that the West’s collective amnesia about the place of war in history and society has been disastrous. The war is a seminal moment for the global order -this book will shed much needed light on its origins and consequences.”
— Dr Natasha Kuhrt FHEA, Senior Lecturer in International Peace and Security, Dept of War Studies, King's College London
“This volume brings together multiple disciplinary perspectives to answer one of the most important questions of the Russo-Ukrainian War—how it changes and will change the world. Taken together the essays collected here explain with unprecedented clarity what is at stake for Ukraine and its democratic allies in this largest military conflict in the last seventy years.”
— Professor Serhii Plokhy, Harvard University, and author of The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History
“The war in Ukraine is a most complex story which has generated an enormous literature, a good deal of which is as partisan as it is polemical. Fortunately, this volume avoids both traps providing an excellent overall assessment to a conflict that has not only transformed the European security order but the world at large. A must read.”
— Professor Bohdan Krawchenko, Senior Research Fellow, Head, Afghanistan Research Initiative, Graduate School of Development, Advisor to the Rector on Institutional and Academic Development, University of Central Asia
“This volume brings together political, historical, social, and institutional perspectives on the Russian invasion of Ukraine in innovative ways. A great resource for specialists and the interested public alike.”
— Dr Kseniya Oksamytna, Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) at City, University of London, and Visiting Research Fellow at the Conflict, Security and Development Research Group, King’s College London
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Cox, M. (ed.) 2023. Ukraine: Russia’s War and the Future of the Global Order. London: LSE Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31389/lsepress.ukr
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Published on Dec. 5, 2023