№160. Time to think of a strategic bargain with Russia Cover Image

№160. Time to think of a strategic bargain with Russia
№160. Time to think of a strategic bargain with Russia

Author(s): Michael Emerson
Subject(s): Politics, Geography, Regional studies, Energy and Environmental Studies, International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: EU-Russia; US-Russia; foreign policy; energy policy; treaty; NATO; visa-free; Ukraine;
Summary/Abstract: The recent past has been a miserable time for political relations between Russia and both the EU and the US. While business has been booming on the back of Russia’s huge gains from the skyrocketing price of oil and gas, the foreign policy scene has been desolate. All parties are contributing to the present grumbling dissatisfactions: Russia’s bullying foreign policy towards its smaller neighbors, its trouble-making over Kosovo and its ugly ultra-nationalist rhetoric, the EU’s inability to shape common positions towards Russia on either political or energy questions, the greatly damaged credibility of the present leadership of the United States, Russia’s complaints that it was cheated by NATO in the 1990s, the row over missile defences etc.

  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • Language: English