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A podcast by UkraineWorld.org, a multimedia project about Ukraine run by Internews Ukraine. Explaining Ukraine, its politics, society and its culture. Support us: patreon.com/ukraineworld

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A podcast by UkraineWorld.org, a multimedia project about Ukraine run by Internews Ukraine. Explaining Ukraine, its politics, society and its culture. Support us: patreon.com/ukraineworld

    Timothy Snyder, Marci Shore, and Volodymyr Yermolenko at Yale

    Timothy Snyder, Marci Shore, and Volodymyr Yermolenko at Yale

    A conversation about Ukraine, the Russian invasion, resistance, ideas, and ordinary people doing extraordinary things, - held during Volodymyr Yermolenko’s visit to Yale University in February 2024.

    Timothy Snyder is an American historian and Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University.

    Marci Shore is an American historian and associate professor at Yale University.

    Volodymyr Yermolenko is a Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine.

    Let us thank Yale University and Ukraine House at Yale for organizing this discussion and helping us to publish its recording.
    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various platforms: https://li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine

    Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld. We provide exclusive content for our patrons.

    You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Foreign Affairs’ Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - on America, China, Ukraine, and geopolitics

    Foreign Affairs’ Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - on America, China, Ukraine, and geopolitics

    We tend to look at today’s world as a consequence of World War II. Yet, in the first years after that war, there were several directions which the world could have turned. There was a chance that China would not have become communist. There was also a chance that Europe would have become much more communist.

    A few years ago, Daniel Kurtz-Phelan, the current editor of Foreign Affairs magazine, wrote The China Mission, a book in which he explores the attempt by George Marshall, the architect of the Allies’ victory against the Nazis, to bring China closer to America.

    Find the book: https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393240955

    We discuss why this mission failed, how the world could look differently if it had succeeded, and what lessons we can draw from that episode for today’s world. We also talk about how Russia's invasion of Ukraine is changing the world now.

    Daniel Kurtz-Phelan is the Editor of Foreign Affairs. His book The China Mission was published in 2018 and named a best book of the year by The Economist and an editor's pick by the New York Times Book Review.

    Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld, and president of PEN Ukraine

    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various platforms: https://li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine
    Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld. We provide exclusive content for our patrons.

    You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com.

    • 50 min
    “Immediate solidarity”: being a foreign reporter in war-torn Ukraine -- with Jen Stout

    “Immediate solidarity”: being a foreign reporter in war-torn Ukraine -- with Jen Stout

    Jen Stout is a Scottish journalist who has spent a significant amount of time in Ukraine during the hottest stages of the full-scale Russian invasion. She has just published a book "Night Train to Odesa: Covering the Human Cost of Russia's War", a very touchingly personal account of the people she has met and experiences she has lived traveling through war-torn Ukrainian cities and villages.

    The Explaining Ukraine podcast invites Jen Stout to talk about her book and her experience of being in Ukraine and reporting on the war.

    Book: https://birlinn.co.uk/product/night-train-to-odesa/

    Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine

    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various platforms: https://li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine

    Support us at: patreon.com/ukraineworld. We provide exclusive content for our patrons.

    You can also support our volunteer trips to the front lines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com

    • 51 min
    Ukraine passes its mobilisation law: will it help? - Weekly, 8 - 14 April

    Ukraine passes its mobilisation law: will it help? - Weekly, 8 - 14 April

    Ukraine has passed the long-awaited mobilization law. It aims to ensure that Ukraine's army has more people, as it faces hundreds of thousands of newly mobilized soldiers on the Russian side. Ukraine's army, on the contrary, lacks personnel. But will this law solve Ukraine's problems? Particular criticism was voiced at the fact the law doesn't provide conditions for demobilization. This means that soldiers who are on the frontline don't know when they will come back home.

    This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine.

    Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of UkraineWorld, is joined by Anastasiia Herasymchuk, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and Dariia Synhaievska, analyst and journalist at UkraineWorld, to discuss key events and trends in and around Ukraine over the past week.

    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various podcast platforms (Google, Apple, Spotify etc): li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine

    Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld

    We provide exclusive content for our patrons. You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com.

    • 37 min
    Time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism - with Vitaly Chernetsky

    Time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism - with Vitaly Chernetsky

    Do we have the concepts and ideas necessary to think critically about Russian cultural imperialism? Why are the existing concepts not sufficient? Are “Russian studies” still dominating Western academia’s view of Eastern Europe? Why is it time to rethink Russian cultural imperialism and decolonize the “Slavic” or “Eurasian” studies?

    Our guest on the Explaining Ukraine podcast is Vitaly Chernetsky, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas, and the current President of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES).

    Host: Volodymyr Yermolenko, Ukrainian philosopher, chief editor of UkraineWorld and president of PEN Ukraine

    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various platforms: https://li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine

    Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld. We provide exclusive content for our patrons.

    You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com.

    • 51 min
    Will NATO increase its support for Ukraine? - Weekly, March 28 - April 7

    Will NATO increase its support for Ukraine? - Weekly, March 28 - April 7

    Germany searches for Patriot air defence systems for Ukraine not only in NATO countries but also throughout the world. Meanwhile, NATO states consider establishing a fund to secure assistance for Kyiv if Trump returns to office.

    This is our weekly roundup of key events and trends in and around Ukraine.

    Volodymyr Yermolenko, the chief editor of UkraineWorld, is joined by Anastasiia Herasymchuk, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, and Dariia Synhaievska, analyst and journalist at UkraineWorld, to discuss key events and trends in and around Ukraine over the past week.

    UkraineWorld (ukraineworld.org) is brought to you by Internews Ukraine, one of the largest Ukrainian media NGOs.

    Listen on various podcast platforms (Google, Apple, Spotify etc): li.sten.to/explaining-ukraine

    Support us at patreon.com/ukraineworld

    We provide exclusive content for our patrons. You can also support our volunteer trips to the frontlines at PayPal: ukraine.resisting@gmail.com.

    • 48 min

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