601:639. LAW AND POLITICS IN THE UKRAINE CONFLICT (2)
The Russian aggression against Ukraine, launched in February 2022 – or, as argued by some, already in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea – embodies the peak of an escalation in the tumultuous relationship between two former Soviet States: Russia and Ukraine. The gaping fissures in this relationship date back to the early 1990s, when the Soviet Union dissolved to create a post-Soviet, in a way post-colonial, order in the region. This course will employ interdisciplinary approaches to trace the origins of the Russia-Ukraine conflict from historical, political and legal perspectives.