Ukraine Analytica 1(27)


Dr Ihor Lossovskyi
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of Ukraine of the First Class

Iryna Prykhodko
Non-executive Director of the Mountain Seed Foundation (USA)

Political regimes in the former Soviet republics have evolved towards authoritarianism and vice versa. Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Ukraine became democratic; later – Georgia and Moldova; Azerbaijan and Armenia are semi-authoritarian; Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan are authoritarian; Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan became neo-totalitarian, with Kazakhstan and Tajikistan following them. In this article the author will try to answer the questions as to whether the main form of manifestation of nationalist contradictions in the republics of the former USSR is political confrontation, and if nationalist tendencies increase with the growth of authoritarian tendencies. The study found that there are fewer ethno-nationalist conflicts in Central Asian countries than in their more “democratic” neighbours; conflicts in autocracies are more likely to occur within the ethnic majority.

Ihor Lossovskyi, Ph.D., Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of Ukraine of the First Class. He is currently a Deputy Head of the State Service of Ukraine for Ethnic Policy and Freedom of Conscience. He occupied different diplomatic positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine from 1993 to 2021, including Consul General of Ukraine in Toronto, Canada (2002-2006), Ambassador of Ukraine to Malaysia (2009-2010), and Ambassador at Large with the Ukrainian MFA (2014-2016). Dr Lassovskyi has an M.Sc. from T. Shevchenko Kyiv National University (1979) and an MPA from Ukraine National Academy of Public Administration under the President of Ukraine (2006). In 1989, he obtained a Ph.D. from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Dr. Lossovskyi is the author of about 150 research articles and 3 monographs in the field of international relations, regional security, the foreign policy of Ukraine, Russia and the Asia- Pacific, as well as 30 research works in the field of oil and gas exploration, and energy security.

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