Ukraine and the Role of the Security Forces in Popular Uprisings

PRIO Policy Brief

Dahl, Marianne; Scott Gates; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård & Håvard Strand (2014) Ukraine and the Role of the Security Forces in Popular Uprisings, Conflict Trends, 2. Oslo: PRIO.

​The recent uprising in Ukraine echoes what happened in the earlier Orange Revolution. Much can be learned by comparing these events and looking at similar uprisings in other countries. This comparison clearly shows the important role played by security fo rces in determining whether brutal repression or successful regime change will follow. How the security forces react is intimately linked to the tactics employed by civil society.

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Marianne Dahl

Marianne Dahl

Doctoral Researcher

Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Research Professor. Editor, International Area Studies Review

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Senior Researcher. Managing Editor, International Area Studies Review

Håvard Strand

Håvard Strand

Senior Researcher

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