Realpolitik Confronts Liberal Democracy: Can Europe Respond?



In January 2016 president Putin gave an interview to the German Bild Zeitung where he presented an analysis of NATO and Europe that was distinctly realist: NATO should not have included members from the former Soviet sphere of influence, i.e. East-Central Europe. In fact, the German politician Egon Bahr had promised that this would not happen, he stated. But NATO continued to expand, not taking Russian interests into account.1


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of OsloOsloNorway

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