A statement of support for the Ukrainian people

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. 

Open access edition available here

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

Art Margins

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

International Security

Leonardo/Leonardo Music Journal

Daedalus

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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