Managing Security Threats along the EU’s Eastern Flanks

  • Rick Fawn

Part of the New Security Challenges book series (NSECH)

About this book


The book addresses security threats and challenges to the European Union emanating from its eastern neighbourhood. The volume includes the expertise of policy and scholarly contributors coming from North America, Russia and Central Asia, and from across the EU. Themes and issues include the EU’s capacities and actorness, support from the United States, challenges from Russia, and a range of case studies including Ukraine, other post-Soviet conflicts, the Kurdish question, Central Asia, and terrorism and counter-terrorism.  Authors identify current threats and place these challenges into necessary historical context. They offer long-term recommendations for actionable goals to achieve greater stability in this complex and volatile region. This work is explanatory and long-lasting, and will engage readers in the limits and possibilities of the EU in a challenging era and in its most vital and demanding geographic arena.

Rick Fawn is Professor of International Relations at the University of St Andrews, UK.


European Union politics security studies border security european politics EU security Ukraine post-Soviet conflicts eastern borders new eastern europe EU-Russian relationships Georgian politics security cooperation stability european security Euromaidan The European Neighbourhood Policy the Eastern Partnership Moldovan politics Iraq and the Kurds international terrorism

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  • Rick Fawn
    • 1
  1. 1.School of International RelationsUniversity of St AndrewsSt AndrewsUK

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