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Quenching Fire with Gasoline: Why Flawed Terminology Will Not Help to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis

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dc.contributor.author Gomza, Ivan
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-03T17:33:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-03T17:33:47Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Gomza I. A. Quenching Fire with Gasoline: Why Flawed Terminology Will Not Help to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis [electronic resource] / Ivan Gomza // PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo. - 2019. - No. 576. - [P. 1-6]. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://ekmair.ukma.edu.ua/handle/123456789/18454
dc.description.abstract Since late 2013, Ukraine’s contentious political environment has received many labels: riot, revolution, coup, invasion, civil war. Unfortunately, the use of a particular label often hinges on the user’s political sympathies and affiliations, which does not encourage balanced discussions. Recently, Jesse Driscoll entered the fray with his policy memo arguing that the Ukraine crisis could/should be described as a "civil war." He has two overarching arguments: 1) that events in Ukraine fit the scholarly definition of "civil war," and 2) should this description be consistently applied by actors in academia and in policymaking, it will contribute to conflict resolution. Both claims are dubious. I argue that "transnationalized insurgency" is a much more appropriate way to describe the situation in Ukraine’s Donbas. I also explain why changing terminology will probably not influence conflict resolution. en_US
dc.language.iso en uk_UA
dc.subject Donbas en_US
dc.subject civil war en_US
dc.subject transnationalized insurgency en_US
dc.subject article en_US
dc.title Quenching Fire with Gasoline: Why Flawed Terminology Will Not Help to Resolve the Ukraine Crisis en_US
dc.type Article uk_UA
dc.status first published uk_UA
dc.relation.source PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo. en_US


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