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Strife Feature – Elites and activists in Donetsk before the armed conflict

September 26, 2018

By Daria Platonova   The causes of war in eastern Ukraine (or between the Ukrainian government and Donetsk People’s Republic and Luhansk People’s Republic) have been interpreted in a wide variety of ways. Two main interpretations emerge: endogenous, that is an interpretation seeking indigenous roots of the conflict, and exogenous, that is looking at the … Continue reading “Strife Feature – Elites and activists in Donetsk before the armed conflict”


Donbas Reintegration Law: What Impact on the Minsk Agreements?

March 9, 2018

By Daria Platonova   The low-scale conflict in Ukraine, now in its fourth year, threatens to become a hot war as Ukraine passes a new law titled “Donbas reintegration law”. The law vests the President with new unprecedented rights, widens the prerogatives of the army in the non-government controlled areas of Ukraine and, crucially, calls … Continue reading “Donbas Reintegration Law: What Impact on the Minsk Agreements?”


Russia and the World following Ukraine: A Strife 4-part series

April 27, 2015

By Sebastian Åsberg: “At last, Russia has returned to the world arena as a strong state – a country that others heed and that can stand up for itself” – Russian President Vladimir Putin, 2008. While the overall strength of the Russian state, especially in the long-term, is still a subject of debate, Russia has … Continue reading “Russia and the World following Ukraine: A Strife 4-part series”


MH-17: Why truth and justice may not be easily achieved.

July 18, 2014

By Thomas Colley: In a recent edition of Strife journal, I wrote an article about the lost art of propaganda in the context of conflict in Yugoslavia and Ukraine. The essential argument was that propaganda methods seen by Western strategic communicators as archaic remain relevant and useful in the modern conflict environment. Western strategic communications … Continue reading “MH-17: Why truth and justice may not be easily achieved.”


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