By Rajan Menon, Eugene B. Rumer
The present clash in Ukraine has spawned the main severe difficulty among Russia and the West because the finish of the chilly battle. It has undermined eu safeguard, raised questions on NATO’s destiny, and placed an finish to 1 of the main bold tasks of U.S. international policy—building a partnership with Russia. It additionally threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on matters starting from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And within the absence of direct negotiations, both sides is making a bet that political and monetary strain will strength the opposite to blink first. stuck during this harmful video game of bird, the West can't have enough money to lose sight of the significance of good family with Russia.
This publication places the clash in old viewpoint by means of reading the evolution of the drawback and assessing its implications either for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia’s family with the West extra often. specialists within the diplomacy of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer truly express what's at stake in Ukraine, explaining the most important financial, political, and safeguard demanding situations and clients for overcoming them. in addition they speak about old precedents, cartoon most likely results, and suggest regulations for shielding U.S.-Russia kinfolk sooner or later. In doing so, they supply a entire and available examine of a clash whose effects can be felt for a few years to return.
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1–3. Also see Rajan Menon, The End of Alliances (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007), Ch. 2. 55. Johanna Granville, “After Kosovo: The Impact of NATO Expansion on Political Parties, Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 1 (Winter 2000), esp. L. Black, “Russia and NATO Expansion: Red-Lining the Baltic States,” International Journal, Vol. 54, No. , What They Think of US: International Perceptions of the United States Since 9/11 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007), 99–102. 56. There has been a long and heated debate in the United States, and the West more generally, over the need for, and wisdom of, NATO expansion.
For the list of banned food products, see “Russia Responds to Sanctions By Banning Western Food Imports,” Guardian, August 7, 2014. On the relative cost to US versus Europe, see the analysis and the sources sited in Rajan Menon, “A Game of Russian Roulette? org/feature/game-russian-roulette-the-westsdangerous-sanctions-play-11075. 45. com/ news/2014-06-16/ukraine-faces-russian-gas-cutoff-as-payment-talks-fail. com/articles/ russia-tells-ukraine-to-pay-3-9-billion-to-resume-gas-supplies-1412071535.
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