‘Crowdfunded Diplomacy’? The EU’s Role in the Triangular Diplomacy Over the Ukraine Crisis

  • Hiski Haukkala


This chapter examines the European Union’s (EU’s) role in the Ukraine crisis by putting it in the transatlantic context. It begins by analyzing the main contours of the EU’s policy vis-à-vis its eastern neighborhood. It then discusses the EU’s response to the rapidly unfolding crisis and eventual conflict in Ukraine and examines those efforts in a triangular context. The chapter concludes by assessing the EU’s overall performance in the crisis and makes a prognosis concerning the possible evolution of the EU’s role. The conclusion is that the EU policy line in the Ukraine crisis is not derivative of the US policy. It seems that the Ukraine crisis has, to a degree at least, helped the EU to come of age as an international actor.


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  • Hiski Haukkala
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  1. 1.Faculty of ManagementUniversity of Tampere, FinlandTampereFinland

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