This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book consists of six individual case studies, which are written by Ukrainian authors from across the country, on the various crises that have been faced in the post-Soviet period. It is concerned with the issue of managing irregular migration in Ukraine, as a newly independent country dealing with an issue that did not exist during the Soviet period. The book analyses and discusses the issue of the first Russian–Ukrainian gas conflict in 2006. This conflict has its roots in the gas transit system constructed during the Soviet period. The book deals with the use of directed chaos and non-violence in Ukraine's Orange Revolution. In 2004 and 2005, a Colour Revolution came to Ukraine in the wake of contested presidential elections. The book analyses how different foreign mass media cover the topic of political crises in Ukraine.