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An empirical application of regional security complex theory on eastern partnership region
An empirical application of regional security complex theory on eastern partnership region

Author(s): Ludmila STUPARU
Subject(s): Security and defense, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: Editura Institutul European
Keywords: Regional Security Complex Theory;Economic integration;Security complex;Regional cooperation;Frozen conflict;Eastern Partnership Plus

Summary/Abstract: Eastern Partnership (EaP) is a very dynamic region. If a year ago the EaP was seen as an authentic and vibrant „laboratory” of democracy building, overcoming the remains of the totalitarian state and putting the basis of a free and pluralist society, nowadays the Eastern Partnership is seen as an „out-dated” approach of the EU. However, Eastern Partnership is visible on European political arena and the big powers (USA, Russia and the EU) pay attention more and more to the evolution of EaP countries. Moreover, it seems to be a confrontation between Russia and Western powers regarding the political and geopolitical orientation of EaP countries. Kremlin tries actively to stop the efforts of the EaP to close to the EU and on the other side, the EU as well as the USA encourage EaP countries to implement reforms in order to build their democracy.This paper aims to analyse the Eastern Partnership in terms of security complex, trying to argue that Eastern Partnership countries at this phase don’t form a Regional Security Complex and the EU and USA should rethink its approach towards this region.

  • Issue Year: III/2015
  • Issue No: 10
  • Page Range: 297-315
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: English