The Russia-Ukrainian war has gripped the world. Here is a compilation of past research, studies, and commentaries on the Ukrainian Crisis since 2014 until present day. These works encompass surrounding factors and issues that have compiled tensions towards Russia declaring war on Ukraine to allow a multidimensional look at the build-up towards this war.

March 12, 2014 – The Crimean Referendum: Myth and Reality by Dr. David Carment

March 18, 2014 – Is Ukraine A Failed State? by Dr. David Carment

March 20, 2014 – Putin Grabs the Crimea But Loses Ukraine by Taras Kuzio  

March 22, 2014 – The Future of NATO by Dr. David Carment

March 27, 2014 – Preventing Conflict: From Macedonia to Crimea and Back Again by Dr. David Carment

Nov. 24, 2014 – Putin, Crimea and the Art (and Dangers) of the Fait Accompli: Part I – The Art by George Stairs

Nov. 28, 2014 – Selling Ukraine’s Fragile Peace with a Silent War by Dr. David Carment

Dec. 8, 2014 – Putin, Crimea and the Art (and Dangers) of the Fait Accompli: Part II – The Dangers by George Stairs

Jan. 5, 2015 – Putin, Crimea, and the Art (and Dangers) of the Fait Accompli: Part III – Where Are We Now?by George Stairs

Feb. 9, 2015 – Can Europe’s New Iron Lady Do It? by Dr. David Carment

Aug. 10, 2015 – An E-Diplomacy Effort Between Ukrainian, Russian and Canadian Experts by Adnan Zuberi

Aug. 10, 2015 – An E-Diplomacy Effort: Panel Reflections by iAffairs Canada

Oct. 23, 2015 – Trudeau’s Turn to Take the Putin Test: Russian News Media on the Canadian Election by Katrina Koleva

Nov. 23, 2015 – Five Things I Learned About Twitter During the Crisis in Ukraine by Dr. David Carment

Dec. 10, 2015 – Why the Crimean Conflict is Back in the Spotlight by Dr. David Carment and Milana Nikolko

Feb. 8, 2016 – The Eastern Partnership Initiative: Counteracting Russian Influence on Europe’s Periphery by Otto Faludi

March 15, 2016 – ISIS and Central Asia: New Security Opportunities for a Receding Russia by Pierre Bussieres

March 21, 2016 – Russia’s Withdrawal from Syria: An End or a New Beginning? by Katrina Koleva

May 17, 2016 – Eurovision Song Contest 2016: More Politics, Less Entertainment by Katrina Koleva 

June 22, 2017 – Post-Soviet Migration and Diasporas: From Global Perspectives to Everyday Practices by Katrina Koleva

Oct. 27, 2017 – Where to Draw the Line in Ukraine: Is a Peacekeeping Mission Possible? Necessary? by Dr. David Carment 

March 26, 2018 – NATO-Russia Relations and the Prospect for Conflict Resolution in Ukraine: A Q&A with Radoslava Stefanova by Katrina Koleva 

Sept. 20, 2018 – Russia Heading for the Apocalypse? I Think Not by Mark Galeotti

Sept. 24, 2018 – An Austrian Wedding and Bilat in Berlin: Implications for Russia-Ukraine Conflict by Andrew Rasiulis

Dec. 20, 2018 – The Future of War: The Risks in Confronting China and Russia by Dr. David Carment and Dani Belo

March 28, 2019 – Ukraine’s Election Battleground Amidst Scandal, Controversy and Interference by Dr. David Carment and Dani Belo

March 30, 2019 – Ukrainian Elections 2019: Potential Implications for Relations with Russia by Andrew Rasiulis 

May 10, 2019 – Protecting Minority Rights to Undermine Russia’s Compatriots Strategy by Dr. David Carment and Dani Belo

May 13, 2019 – CIFP 2019 Ukraine Conflict Diagnostic by Nick Anderson, Beth Dodwell, Christian Gabriel, and Patrick Mulligan 

Aug. 14, 2019 – Turkey and the S-400: Reconciling Strategic Diversification with Reliance on NATO? by Scott Bryce Aubrey 

July 1, 2019 – CIFP Policy Proposal – 2019 Ukraine Commission on Landmine and Other Explosives Alert, Notify, Educate, Remove by Reema Bakshi, Christian Gabriel, Itai Gibli, and Erik Vouvalidis

Jan. 27, 2021 – Chechnya’s LGBTQ2+ Human Rights Violations: An Opportunity for a Canadian-Led Response? by Christopher Anthony

Feb 17, 2021 – Canada and Germany: Managing A Changing Geo-Political World Order by Waqas I. Yousafzai and Mohammed Rizwan

Dec 4, 2021 – Russian Elections: Authoritarianism or Limited Democracy by Kathleen McKinnon

Jan 2, 2022 – Why the Russians Aren’t Coming by Egor Evsikov

Feb 5, 2022 – The Russia-West Standoff: ‘Locked into War’ by Dr. David Carment

March 27, 2022 – Let’s Stop Pretending Canada Isn’t at War in Ukraine by Dr. David Carment and Dani Belo

April 16, 2022 –Why Non-Western Countries Tend to See Russia’s War Very, Very Differently by Trita Parsi

May 2, 2022 – These Countries are Willing to Risk US Ire Over Russia-Ukraine by Stephen Kinzer

June 6, 2022 – The Ukraine Crisis – More War or Shared Responsibility? by Dr. David Carment and Dani Belo

July 7, 2022 – Reaching a Just and Lasting Peace in Ukraine by The Science and Ethics of Happiness Study Group

July 14, 2022 – Ukraine’s ‘Servant of the People’ is a Western Fiction by Dimitri Lascaris 

August 19, 2022 – Get Back to Foreign Policy Basics, Ditch Faulty Approach on Ukraine by Bhagwant Sandhu

October 4, 2022 – The war in Ukraine started with Iraq by Shaun Narine

December 4, 2022 – As the Ukraine War Derails Efforts to Solve the Climate Crisis, a New One Looms — The Fight for Peace by Shaun Lovejoy

February 2, 2023 – The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Challenges and Opportunities to Address Grand Corruption in a Changing Geopolitical Order by Asma Zribi

February 22, 2023 – Putin & Zelensky: Sinners and Saints who fit our Historic Narrative by Stephen Kinzer

March 24, 2023 – How America Took out the Nord Stream Pipeline by Seymour Hersh

March 29, 2023 – Carment: Canada should not support regime change against Russia by Dr. David Carment


This timeline compilation was put together by iAffairs’ Associate Editor Trisha Singh and edited by IAffairs’ Managing Editor Eranga Wikramanayake.

Photo Credit: Website of the President of Ukraine

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