Disintegration of the Soviet Union and the U.S. Position on the Independence of Ukraine
Independent Ukraine, with a population of more than fifty million, has emerged as one of the main players in Eastern Europe, and Ukrainian-Russian relations are crucial for the future of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The interest in Ukraine is increasing in Western capitals. This paper covers the period from 1989 to 1992. In order to understand the evolution of U.S. policy towards Ukraine, it is important to assess the position of the Bush administration, which was challenged by the disintegration of the Soviet Union. I intend to analyze the broad geopolitical background of American-Ukrainian relations, America's perceptions of Ukraine, and the implications for relations with Ukraine and Russia.
Ukrainian-Russian relations, Soviet propaganda, state policy, discussion paper
Haran O. Disintegration of the Soviet Union and the U.S. Position on the Independence of Ukraine [electronic resource] / Olexiy Haran // Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. - Electronic data. - August 1995.