Search: Crimea,Eastern Partnership (4 materials)

Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... down trade and other sanctions that generally hurt all sides, even if unevenly? Given the negative Russian reaction to the EU Eastern Partnership, and the expansion of EU influence into post-Soviet states, including Ukraine and Belarus, what if EU took ... ... of EU partnership? Could the EU and Russia forge new trade and monetary arrangements, for example? Could both Kaliningrad and Crimea become free trade areas, yet under Russian sovereignty? Would this be of interest to Moscow? Would it help reduce political-military ...


Ukraine crisis: Need for a new order in Europe and Eurasia

... Ukraine's economy afloat, especially in light of all the problematic economies it already has to worry about. Although the Eastern Partnership project certainly does have geopolitical consequences, the interests of most EU members, to the extent that ... ... is a sphere of vital interest to us." Yet, excepting the special case of Crimea, there has never been any indication that Russia has been interested in annexing Ukraine, even eastern Ukraine or, for ...


Geopolitics, Revisionism and the Black Sea

... state create the possibility of interventionism should the other perceive a threat. Prospects are exacerbated by the fact that Crimea’s modern history is intimately tied to Russia, politically and ethnically. Hence, Russia’s naval presence amongst ... ..., Poland, which has maintained a vivid strategic interest in the Black Sea and the wider post- Soviet spectrum, advanced the Eastern Partnership. Both initiatives have attempted to solidify strategic and geopolitical interests whether one gazes at Romania’s ...


There will be no Cold War

Vladimir Putin’s annexation of Crimea has enraged the West. His lack of openness to any compromise has forced it to launch a — weak — sanctions regime. Putin finds this ‘unacceptable’ and threatens retaliation. In yesterday’s speech — which many ...


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