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Jesse Fleck

Jesse Fleck is a student at Princeton University in the United States of America. He studies international relations with a focus on Russian-U.S. relations. Jesse has worked as a journalist in Ukraine in the summer of 2013 and as an aid to member of the Swedish Parliament in the summer of 2014. This blog is focused on the Baltic Sea region. Primarily, the issues discussed will be related to how Nordic countries are reacting in response to the Ukrainian crisis and how this has affected their perception of Russia and NATO.

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August 29, 2014

Finland has become quite an active player in the current Ukrainian situation. The government has not only maintained an outspoken view against the violation of Ukraine’s territory, but also recently President Sauli Niinistö met with the…

August 25, 2014

In light of the Ukrainian crisis, Sweden has started to consider providing a financial assistance package to Ukraine. While such a decision does not seem out of character for the beneficent country who has taken in almost 20 percent of the European…

August 21, 2014

Although some pundits believe that no nation should consider joining NATO in light of Ukraine’s situation[1], the crisis nevertheless has fundamentally changed NATO’s relationship with Sweden. This change for Sweden comes due to a…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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