Making Sense of Ukraine

As the world reacts to events in Ukraine, everyone has advice for the U.S. president:

What Obama Should Do About Russia, According to Everyone

Among those quoted is Michael McFaul, recent U.S. ambassador to Russia and author of Russia’s Unfinished Revolution: Political Change from Gorbachev to Putin. Other books on the Cornell University Press list that will illuminate current events include:

Contested Tongues: Language Politics and Cultural Correction in Ukraine by Laada Bilaniuk
After Newspeak: Language Culture and Politics in Russia from Gorbachev to Putin by Michael S. Gorham
Children of Rus’: Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation by Faith Hillis
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the New Abroad by David D. Laitin
From Ruins to Reconstruction: Urban Identity in Soviet Sevastopol after World War II by Karl D. Qualls
Eurasia’s New Frontiers: Young States, Old Societies, Open Futures by Thomas W. Simons Jr.
Communities of the Converted: Ukrainians and Global Evangelism by Catherine Wanner

Making Sense of Ukraine