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Ukraine Between Russia and the West: Russian Challenge to Euro-Atlantic Security

  • Sergii V. Glebov
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Abstract

This chapter aims to evaluate the regional and global impacts of the conflict in Ukraine in relation with the challenges posed by Russia to the security of the Euro-Atlantic community. Relations between Russia and the West are going through a period of a clash of principles and interests at all levels which has turned into an asymmetric conflict since 2014. Some analysts even claim that a “New Cold War” has emerged between Russia and the West. Yet, the risk of such a new Cold War directly affects the sustainability of the Trans-Atlantic security architecture especially in the light of Moscow’s efforts to preserve the post-Soviet space as an area of geopolitical turmoil. It can be argued that by punishing Ukraine for its Western aspirations, Moscow expressed its geopolitical will to become a global—although an isolated and hybrid—superpower.

Keywords

Ukraine Russia-West relations Euro-Atlantic security NATO Black Sea 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergii V. Glebov
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  1. 1.Odessa Mechnikov National UniversityOdessaUkraine

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