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On the Clausewitzian Challenge in Eastern Europe
On the Clausewitzian Challenge in Eastern Europe

Author(s): Andrius Bivainis
Subject(s): Security and defense
Published by: Foreign Policy Research Center
Keywords: security, Ukraine, Russia

Summary/Abstract: This article evaluates contemporary growing tensions to geopolitical changes in Eastern Europe. The current Eastern European geopolitical situation is labelled as a crisis that has been generated by the Ukrainian conflict for more than one year already. In light of the described crisis, the military option has been discussed as a meaningful political tool. This notion has provoked the necessity to evaluate growing tensions in the region through the lens of a traditional Clausewitzian challenge that should define a solution for effective force tasking aimed at the achievement of firm political goals. More than that, the analysis of this article is based on theoretical notions of neoclassical realism suggesting that foreign policy is dependent on international incentives and on domestic evaluations of political entities.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 33
  • Page Range: 9-26
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: English