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Rethinking Interests and Preferences within the EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis
Rethinking Interests and Preferences within the EU-Russia Relations in the Context of the Ukrainian Crisis

Author(s): Dorin Dolghi
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: European Union; Russia; Ukraine; Eastern Europe; security

Summary/Abstract: The present paper proposes an inquiry regarding the shaping interests and preferences between EU and Russia in their bilateral relations, focusing on the patterns of convergence and divergence. Even if there were two decades of a constructive approach, the evolutions after the Vilnius Summit in November 2013 and the crisis in Ukraine have triggered different reactions. Within the reformulations of interests, it is clear that the current opposing views among the participating actors indicate the need for a major geopolitical reconfiguration of the “shared neighborhood” as well as the relations between EU and Russia. The patterns of Cold War interactions seems to be valuable but not necessarily in military terms, but in a more diversified and less predictable expression of different sectors, with a great emphasis on the political and economic ones.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 18
  • Page Range: 13-28
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English