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Ten Reasons Why Ukraine’s Donbass is Not and Will Not Become a Northern Ireland

April 6, 2015

Staunton, April 6 – At a time when many commentators are seeking to explain what is going on in Ukraine by searching for analogies with other places and events, it is useful to be reminded of the limits of at least some of these comparisons as Bogdan Butkevich does in an article titled “10 Reasons […]

Donetsk Resembles Ulster Not Catalonia, Shiropayev Says

May 18, 2014

Staunton, May 17 – Many arguments about Ukraine have become a battle of analogies where advocates of various outcomes do so less by talking about what conditions are actually like in that country than by suggesting analogies with countries which also have significant regional tensions. One such case is an exchange between two commentators who […]