Researches about Ukraine

The false promise of continental concert: Russia, the West and the necessary balance of power

Chatham House

The war in Ukraine is revelatory of a malaise in Europe’s security order created by Russia’s resistance to western institutions on the one hand and the western desire to maintain these institutions while partnering with Russia on the other. Absent a sense of priorities, western policy risks contributing to the erosion of Europe’s security order that Russia seeks in opposition to western ambition.Author: Sten RynningMay 2015Europe’s order
is premised first and foremost on a distinctively western concert of nations—
whereby Euro-Atlantic states coordinate policy according to a common purpose
layered into both NATO and the EU—that forms part of a wider balance of
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Source: Chatham House

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