In 2013 Ukraine became the object of a zero-sum game between EU and Russia. High emotions characterize public discussion of the developments in and around Ukraine until now, and the situation will become even more dramatic in the immediate future. This talk will mostly focus on two potential and interrelated dangers which may become imminent – the possibility of the disintegration of Ukraine, and the growth of Russian irredentist nationalism. It will also discuss the possible role of the EU in preventing the negative scenario.
Alexey Miller is recurrent Visiting Professor at the Central European University in Budapest and Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He has published extensively on Ukraine both as historian and as political scientist.