Resiliency, Corruption, and Uncertainty: Assessing Ukraine's Politics and Long-Term Prospects

February 3rd, 2024 · 31 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

On this episode, poitical scientist Serhiy Kudelia of Baylor University speaks with us about multiple topics on Ukraine from the prospects for Ukraine in the long-term, depending on continued western support, to the political effects of the war on Ukrainian leadership. Dr. Kudelia discusses the likelihood of Ukraine gaining any security guarantees from the West and under what conditions Putin might deploy strategic nuclear weapons or perhaps advance his military campaign beyond Ukraine. Thanks for listening!

SERHIY KUDELIA is associate professor of political science at Baylor University. His research and teaching deal with the study of political regimes, revolutions, armed conflicts and political violence. His primary research focus is Ukraine and his articles appeared in numerous academic journals including Comparative Politics, Journal of Democracy, Current History, Post-Soviet Affairs, Problems of Post-Communism, East European Politics and Societies, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Demokratizatsiya, Russia in Global Affairs and in several edited volumes. His book "The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons from Ronald Reagan and Boris Yeltsin" co-authored with Kiron Skinner, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Condoleezza Rice was published by the University of Michigan Press in 2007. Based on his extensive expertise in Ukrainian politics Dr. Kudelia has also offered commentary to a variety of news outlets including BBC, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Voice of America, Al-Jazeera, NHK, Radio China International, Open Democracy, The Moscow Times, Kyiv Post and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.

PRODUCER'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on December 02, 2023 during the 2023 ASEEES Convention at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. If you have questions, comments, or would like to be a guest on the show, please email and we will be in touch!

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