The MIT Press condemns Russia’s abhorrent and unlawful attacks on Ukraine and support and stands in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and their inspiring resistance to tyranny. We hold dear MIT’s mission to make the world a better place through education, research, and innovation and stand behind MIT President L. Rafael Reif’s call for sympathy and solidarity from the MIT community. We extend this solidarity to our colleagues in the Ukrainian Publishers and Booksellers Association and embrace the International Publishers Association’s call for support from the international community of publishers.
We believe in the power of scholarship and books to spread knowledge, fight misinformation, overcome differences, and advance us all toward justice and peace. We are committed to sharing resources that can help illuminate our understanding of these dark times, while centering and amplifying the voices of those who are most affected by the current atrocities in Ukraine.
As publishers, we are making the following materials openly available to help inform and educate at this critical time.
Open access book
Conflict in Ukraine
The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War Order
by Rajan Menon and Eugene B. Rumer
Originally published in 2015, this book addresses a “current crisis,” that has now manifested in Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In the book, experts in the international relations of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer clearly show what is at stake in Ukraine, explaining the key economic, political, and security challenges that were faced in 2015 and the prospects for overcoming them. For readers seven years on, the discussion of historical precedents, likely outcomes, and policy proposals provide necessary context of to understand this conflict whose consequences will be felt for many years to come. We are grateful for the support of the authors and Boston Review in making this open access edition available.
An open edition of Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War is also available on the Ukraine Digital Book Collection website.
From our journal partners
In support of artists, scholars, and all people forced to flee Ukraine because of the Russian invasion of the country, the editorial collective of ARTMargins Online is compiling a growing list of resources (primarily art- and research-related), including residencies, fellowships, internships, and emergency funds. They will continue to update this list as they become aware of new opportunities and resources.
Journal of Cold War Studies
- A statement from the editors of the Journal of Cold War Studies
- Timothy Snyder, “‘To Resolve the Ukrainian Question Once and for All’: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ukrainians in Poland, 1943-1947,” Journal of Cold War Studies (1999) 1 (2): 86–120.
- Mark Kramer, “The Early Post-Stalin Succession Struggle and Upheavals in East Central Europe: Internal-External Linkages in Soviet Policy-Making (Part 2),” Journal of Cold War Studies (1999) 1 (2): 3–38.
- László Borhi, “Rollback, Liberation, Containment, or Inaction? U.S. Policy and Eastern Europe in the 1950s,” Journal of Cold War Studies (1999) 1 (3): 67–110.
- John G. McGinn, “The Politics of Collective Inaction: NATO’s Response to the Prague Spring,” Journal of Cold War Studies (1999) 1 (3): 111–138.
- Mark Kramer, “The Collapse of the Soviet Union (Part 1): Introduction,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (1): 3–16. This is the introduction to a special issue of the journal.
- Brian Taylor, “The Soviet Military and the Disintegration of the USSR,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (1): 17–66.
- Amy Knight, “The KGB, Perestroika, and the Collapse of the Soviet Union,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (1): 67–93.
- John B. Dunlop, “The August 1991 Coup and Its Impact on Soviet Politics,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (1): 94–127.
- Marc Zlotnik, “Yeltsin and Gorbachev: The Politics of Confrontation,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (1): 128–164.
- Mark Kramer, “The Collapse of the Soviet Union (Part 2): Introduction,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (4): 3–42. This is the introduction to a special issue of the journal.
- Walter D. Connor, “Soviet Society, Public Attitudes, and the Perils of Gorbachev’s Reforms: The Social Context of the End of the USSR,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (4): 43–80.
- Astrid S. Tuminez, “Nationalism, Ethnic Pressures, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (4): 81–136.
- Celeste A. Wallander, “Western Policy and the Demise of the Soviet Union,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (4): 137–177.
- Mark Kramer, “The Collapse of East European Communism and the Repercussions within the Soviet Union (Part 1),” Journal of Cold War Studies (2003) 5 (4): 178–256.
- Mark Kramer, “The Collapse of East European Communism and the Repercussions within the Soviet Union (Part 2),” Journal of Cold War Studies (2004) 6 (4): 3–64.
- Mark Kramer, “The Collapse of East European Communism and the Repercussions within the Soviet Union (Part 3),” Journal of Cold War Studies (2005) 7 (1): 3–96.
- Simo Mikkonen, “Exploiting the Exiles: Soviet Émigrés in U.S. Cold War Strategy,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2012) 14 (2): 98–127.
- “Reappraising Mass Terror, Repression, and Responsibility in Stalin’s Regime: Perspectives on Norman Naimark’s Stalin’s Genocides,” with commentaries by Andrea Graziosi, Joshua Rubenstein, Roman Szporluk, Paul Hollander, Jeffrey Hardy, Michael Ellman, Jeffrey Rossman and a reply by Norman Naimark, Journal of Cold War Studies (2012) 14 (3): 149–189.
- Kristina Spohr, ‘Precluded or Precedent-Setting? The ‘NATO Enlargement Question’ in the Triangular Bonn-Washington-Moscow Diplomacy of 1990-1991,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2012) 14 (4): 4–54.
- Andrei Kozovoi, “Dissonant Voices: Soviet Youth Mobilization and the Cuban Missile Crisis,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2014) 16 (3): 29–61.
- Archie Brown, “Review Essay: The End of the Soviet Union”, Journal of Cold War Studies (2015) 17 (4): 158–165.
- Benjamin Tromly, “The Making of a Myth: The National Labor Alliance (NTS), Russian Émigrés, and Cold War Intelligence Activities,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2016) 18 (1): 80–111.
- Andrea Graziosi, “Political Famines in the USSR and China: A Comparative Analysis,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2017) 19 (3): 42–103.
- Milton Leitenberg, “The Hazards of Operations Involving Nuclear Weapons during the Cold War,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2018) 20 (3): 207–249.
- Una Bergmane, “‘Is This the End of Perestroika?’ International Reactions to the Soviet Use of Force in the Baltic Republics in January 1991,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2020) 22 (2): 26–57.
- James Goldgeier, “NATO Enlargement and the Problem of Value Complexity,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2020) 22 (4): 146–174.
- Andrea Graziosi, “The Weight of the Soviet Past in Post-1991 Russia,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2021) 23 (1): 89–125.
- Étienne Forestier-Peyrat, “The Cold War Politics of Soviet Federal Structures, 1945–1965: International Dimensions and Domestic Consequences,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2021) 23 (3): 175–207.
- “Forum: Stalin and the Fate of Europe after 1945: Contending Perspectives,” with commentaries by Vojtech Mastny, Vit Smetana, and Vladimir Pechatnov, and a reply by Norman M. Naimark, Journal of Cold War Studies (2021) 23 (3): 208–231.
- “Forum: Ending the Cold War and Entering a New Era: Perspectives on To Build a Better World,” with commentaries by Kristina Spohr, James Goldgeier, and Vojtech Mastny, and a reply by Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice, Journal of Cold War Studies (2021) 23 (4): 181–210.
- Mark Kramer, “The Dissolution of the Soviet Union: A Case Study of Discontinuous Change,” Journal of Cold War Studies (2022) 24 (1): 188–218.
- Michael McFaul, “Putin, Putinism, and the Domestic Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy,” International Security (2020) 45 (2): 95–139.
- Arman Grigoryan, “Selective Wilsonianism: Material Interests and the West’s Support for Democracy,” International Security (2020) 44 (4): 158–200.
- Richard W. Maass and Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, “Correspondence: NATO Non-expansion and German Reunification,” International Security (2017) 41 (3): 197–200.
- Elias Götz and Michael McFaul, “The Power of Putin in Russian Foreign Policy,” International Security (2021) 46 (1): 196–200.
- Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, “Deal or No Deal? The End of the Cold War and the U.S. Offer to Limit NATO Expansion,” International Security (2016) 40 (4): 7–44
Leonardo/Leonardo Music Journal
- A statement from the editors of Leonardo
- Sergei Zorin, “Musical Color-Painting: In Memory of Yu. A. Pravdyuk” Leonardo (2005) 38 (1): 60–66.
- Gerald Fiebig, “The Sonic Witness: On the Political Potential of Field Recordings in Acoustic Art,” Leonardo Music Journal (2015) 25: 14–16.
- “Russia Beyond Putin,” Daedalus, Volume 146, Issue 2.
This open access issue was originally published in 2017. Timothy J. Colton, editor, wrote in the introduction, that the issue “represents a collaborative effort to think afresh about Russia’s political future. The long and eventful reign of Vladimir Putin, commenced in 2000, is well into its second half. The time horizon we work with in our discussion is roughly ten to fifteen years out. By then, Putin, if alive, will be in his mid-seventies (he turns sixty-five in October 2017) and will either be out of power or in his endgame as national leader. Our shared goal in this collection is to reach for answers to a pair of linked questions about what will happen to Russia’s increasingly arbitrary political regime as the Putin era winds down. First, what are the prospects either for a fundamental change that would realign the whole system, or for significant within-system change that would modify it or improve its functioning, without transforming it? Second, if change were to occur, what direction can it be expected to take? Will it be toward a more open and democratic political order, toward a more closed and authoritarian political order, or toward destabilization and disorder? These questions are easy enough to pose but not so easy to answer. Prediction, as the great physicist Niels Bohr famously put it, ‘is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future.'”
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