Andreas Umland, CertTransl (Leipzig), MA (Stanford), MPhil (Oxford), DipPolSci, DrPhil (FU Berlin), PhD (Cambridge).
Visiting fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution in 1997-99, and Harvard's Weatherhead Center in 2001-02. Bosch visiting lecturer at The Urals State University of Yekaterinburg in 1999-2001, and the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in 2003/2005. In January-December 2004, Temporary Lecturer in Russian and East European studies at St. Antony's College Oxford. In 2005-2008, DAAD Lecturer at the Shevchenko University of Kyiv. In 2008-2010, Research Fellow at the Institute for Central and East European Studies at Eichstaett, Bavaria. Since 2010, DAAD Senior Lecturer at the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
General Editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society" (http://www.ibidem-verlag.de/spps.html), Co-Editor of the Russian webjournal "Forum for the Contemporary History and Ideas of Eastern Europe" (http://www1.ku-eichstaett.de/ZIMOS/forumruss.html), administrator of the web archive and mailing list "Russian Nationalism" (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/russian_nationalism/).
Monday, August 19, 2013 The Meaning of Tymoshenko's Case for the EU: Will Brussels Sign an Association Agreement with Ukraine?
The EU has already gone out of its way by initialing the largest agreement in its history with as dubious a polity as Ukraine is today. The only way for Kyiv to get the agreement signed is to free Tymoshenko. Yanukovych will also have to show "tangible progress" in fulfilling the other prerequisites, and make sure to not open up entirely new issues, for instance, by curtailing press freedom.
(1 comments) Saturday, August 17, 2013 New Extremely Right-Wing Intellectual Circles in Russia
This article examines some of the new, extremely anti-Western intellectual circles that have emerged during the past two years in Russia. In the face of the new polarization between pro- and anti-Putin forces, the authoritarian regime and its propagandists are closing ranks with certain extremely right-wing literati.
Friday, November 30, 2012 EU-Ukraine Relations after the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections
Brussels ' relations with Kyiv are in deadlock. Ukraine is not fulfilling the conditions for signing the already initialed Association Agreement with the EU. Against this background, we outline an eight-point plan of further and alternative actions.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 The Post-Soviet TV Experts
How unwary journalists help dilettante analysts to spoil reforms in the former USSR
(1 comments) Thursday, July 26, 2012 Do Russians Love Their Children Too?
A homophobia campaign linking gays to child molesters as well as a series of "paedophilia" defamations relativize the abuse of minors in Russia
(3 comments) Thursday, April 19, 2012 Russia's Spreading Nationalist Infection
While the recent upsurge of democratic sentiments in Russia gives reasons for hope, it may also intensify the already apparent rapprochement between Russia 's systemic and anti-systemic radically nationalist forces.
(3 comments) Saturday, February 11, 2012 How to Make Russia Democratic? Unite the Liberal Factions
Without a broad coalition, effective pragmatism and collaboration with reformers in the ancien regime, the "White Revolution" will end as miserable as earlier Russian democratization attempts.
(2 comments) Monday, June 13, 2011 EU and NATO Policies in Eastern Europe: Contradictory or Complementary?
Russia, quite simply, needs to become a law-based democracy. Oddly, she has the necessary institution already in place. The "only" thing that needs to be done is to implement what Russia's own constitutional provisions, her relevant laws, and her ratified international treaties have been explicitly prescribing, for years by now.
Monday, January 10, 2011 Political Determinants and Possible Consequences of the Rise of the Ukrainian Radical Right
Ukrainian politics has been divided between two camps: the pro-Western democrats (recently represented by the "Orange" parties) and the pro-Russian anti-liberals (recently dominated by the Party of Regions). Now radical nationalists are gaining political strength. Will they manage to get their so-called Freedom party into the national parliament?
Thursday, December 23, 2010 Russia 2010: Nationalism's Revenge
Since coming to power in 1999, Vladimir Putin has purposefully instrumentalized Russian imperial nostalgia, national pride and ethnocentric thinking for the legitimization of his authoritarian regime. The repercussions of this strategy are becoming a threat to the integrity of the Russian state, in the 21st century