The rising accommodative narrative (very popular among some European business circles, armchair punditry and radical parties) of the 2014 pseudo-referendum on Crimea is mistaken.
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The 21st century revisionist powers will compete vigorously beneath the threshold and will use a lot of strategies and tactics, all measures short of war to achieve their strategic objectives.
High costs will force Russia to pay Ukraine to take Crimea back ten years from now.
Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer says that the opinion differences between the West and Russia are insurmountable.
Moscow’s attack on Ukraine and annexation of Crimea has not only intensified existing feelings of mutual solidarity within Eastern Europe. It has also brought Turkey into the East European game.
Eight years have passed since the Russia-Georgia war. Russia and the world have been distracted by the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, meanwhile Georgia continues to relentlessly move towards EU and NATO membership.
Lilia Shevtsova thinks that the clash between the West and Russia will continue until the Russian system is transformed and will find other ways to legitimize its existence.
General Ben Hodges, commander of US Army Europe spoke with Defence Matters about the emerging challenges that NATO needs to address in the context of the next year Warsaw summit.
The security permissive environment of the 1990s is no longer a tangible variable in today’s Europe.A discussion with Jim Thomas, the vicepresident of CSBA
Based on Georgia’s experience with Russia, Andro Barnovi talks about the Ukraine crisis, Crimea and Georgia’s hopes for a NATO accession.
At the meeting of NATO’s foreign minister in Antalya, Turkeythe Alliance called for closer cooperation with the European Union (EU), but also with the non-NATO EU members, Finland and Sweden
A year ago Ukraine’s Crimea was annexed by Russia.Everything has changed and nothing is etched in stoneanymore.
The time has come for NATO to place more emphasis on defending its members and on protecting values and prosperity within the transatlantic area.