The Donbas conflict as a form of hybrid warfare: a neoclassical realist analysis

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2019
Muradov, İbrahim
The Euromaidan demonstrations in Ukraine which occurred at the end of 2013 provoked destabilization of Donbas region. Despite several initiatives there has been no lasting solution to the conflict in Donbas for the past 5 years. This research seeks to answer the question, that which factors could explain the outbreak and the conduct of the war in Donbas territory of Ukraine? In this context, this work broadens our understanding on the Donbas Conflict by revealing the internal factors of Ukraine as well as Russia’s involvement in the conflict through hybrid war method. Contrary to the current views of some researchers who point out either domestic dynamics of Ukraine or international factors to explain the conflict in Donbas, this thesis argues that Russia as an external actor should be taken into consideration along with the domestic factors of Ukraine to provide holistic standpoint in studying the conflict.
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İ. Muradov, “The Donbas conflict as a form of hybrid warfare: a neoclassical realist analysis ,” Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.