By Rajan Menon, Eugene B. Rumer

The present clash in Ukraine has spawned the main critical challenge among Russia and the West because the finish of the chilly conflict. It has undermined ecu protection, raised questions about NATO’s destiny, and placed an finish to 1 of the main formidable initiatives of U.S. overseas policy—building a partnership with Russia. It additionally threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on matters starting from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And within the absence of direct negotiations, either side is making a bet that political and financial strain will strength the opposite to blink first. stuck during this risky video game of fowl, the West can't find the money for to lose sight of the significance of sturdy family with Russia.

This booklet places the clash in historic standpoint through interpreting the evolution of the trouble and assessing its implications either for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia’s relatives with the West extra ordinarily. specialists within the diplomacy of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer essentially express what's at stake in Ukraine, explaining the most important monetary, political, and safeguard demanding situations and clients for overcoming them. in addition they speak about old precedents, caricature most probably results, and suggest guidelines for protecting U.S.-Russia family members sooner or later. In doing so, they supply a entire and obtainable learn of a clash whose outcomes could be felt for a few years to come back.

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4 Europe and the Crisis 1. We speak here of war among the major powers within what is now the EU, not the eradication of war in Europe, which has not been achieved, as witness, for example, the conflicts between Turkey and Greece and the Soviet invasion of Hungary and Czechoslovakia. 2. eu/enlargement/. Notes 197 3. htm. ) 4. org/content/eastern-partnership-glance. 5. Stefan Meister and Marie-Lena May, “The EU’s Eastern Partnership: A Misunderstood Offer of Cooperation,” Deustche Gesellschaft fur Auswärtige Politik, Standpunkt, No.

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