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A EUROPEAN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN THE MAKING THE RUSSIAN CONUNDRUM
A EUROPEAN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE IN THE MAKING THE RUSSIAN CONUNDRUM

Author(s): Luciana Flavia Pucea
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Military policy, Geopolitics, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: European security; Helsinki II; near abroad; common neighborhood; Eastern Partnership Initiative;

Summary/Abstract: A rapidly evolving and uncertain world, entering its interpolar stage, demands a reevaluation of traditional security relationships and strategies. The implementation of the Lisbon Treaty, NATO's quest for a new strategic concept and the Medvedev security proposal are all clear signs that such a reevaluation is underway. Nevertheless, a lot of controversial issues need to be addressed: reset, stalemate, reassurance, what are the concepts that best describe the security triangle that underlies EU–Russian, US–Russian and NATO–Russian relations? What role will the EU play in reshaping the existing security architecture? How does the new US administration’s stance on Russia and security influence the relations with its European allies, including the special relation established by the previous US administration with the CEE countries? How great is the divide inside the EU and NATO and what role does the Russian newfound assertiveness play in fostering this divide? This paper addresses these issues, drawing attention on the security concerns informing the difficult relationship of the Western leaders with the Kremlin and analyzing the ongoing debate provoked by Russian security discourses.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 22-32
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English