Nicholas Ross Smith | Seeds of the Ukraine crisis

The last eighteen months have been completely hellish for Ukraine. During my fieldwork in early October in 2013, I observed a palpable sanguinity among ordinary Ukrainians at the prospect of a brighter future under the proposed EU Association Agreement (of which many hoped full EU membership would organically flow). However, if we fast –forward to … Continue reading Nicholas Ross Smith | Seeds of the Ukraine crisis

Pacific Outlier | About Us

About Welcome to Pacific Outlier, where an eclectic mix of researchers provide analysis and commentary on contemporary political events, issues and debates. The blog is located within Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland but will host the insights of a broad range of authors. Pacific Outlier seeks to provide a New Zealand perspective on global … Continue reading Pacific Outlier | About Us