The EU and Russia: managing the new security environment in the wider Europe

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The EU and Russia : managing the new security environment in the wider Europe. / Averre, Derek.

In: European Policy Analysis, No. 5, 04.2016.

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title = "The EU and Russia: managing the new security environment in the wider Europe",
abstract = "Russia{\textquoteright}s intervention in eastern Ukraine and annexation of Crimea in 2014 sent shock waves through Europe and exposed the inadequacies of the EU{\textquoteright}s relationship with its most powerful neighbour, Russia. This paper focuses on the fundamental challenges facing the EU arising from the Ukraine conflict andRussia{\textquoteright}s more assertive foreign policy approach in general. We consider how Russia{\textquoteright}s intervention in Ukraine affects Europe{\textquoteright}s rules-based security environment, analyse Moscow{\textquoteright}s policy in the EU-Russia neighbourhood and its implications for the EU{\textquoteright}s own role in the region and examine how the EU andits member states are addressing the challenges posed by Russia. Finally, we pose a crucial question: can the EU and NATO work together to provide incentives for Russia to accept a common approach aimed at institutionalising partnership and reviving cooperative security management, without makingconcessions to Russian aggression? In other words, how do the European powers both {\textquoteleft}deter{\textquoteright} and {\textquoteleft}engage{\textquoteright} Putin{\textquoteright}s Russia?",
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