Jewish-Ukrainian Relations and the Birth of a Political Nation: Adrian Karatnycky in conversation with journalist Vladislav Davidzon

November 18, 2023

Adrian Karatnycky, Vladislav Davidzon

This is a selection of essays and dispatches from a veteran observer of the development of Ukrainian culture and politics over the course of a decade. The volume deals with the issue of Ukrainian-Jewish relations and its historical legacy in the context of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. It charts the events that took place in Ukraine after the 2013-2014 Euromaidan Revolution and focuses on the place of Ukrainian Jewry within a quickly developing Ukrainian political nation.

Adrian Karatnycky, formerly the president of Freedom House, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Board Member and Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, a Canadian charitable nonprofit organization. He is a contributor to Foreign AffairsNewsweekThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, the Financial TimesForeign PolicyThe New York Times, and many other periodicals. He is author of the forthcoming book Battleground Ukraine: From Independence to the War with Russia..

Vladislav Davidzon is the European culture correspondent at Tablet, a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, and the author of From Odessa With Love: Political and Literary Essays in Post-Soviet Ukraine. He was the founder and Chief Editor of The Odessa Review. He is a contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine and the Opinion Section of the Wall Street Journal. He studied human rights law in Venice.


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