Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Cortnie Shupe

spotlight europe 01/2010: Cooperation with the Kremlin

  • 1. edition 2010 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall, the West has failed to effectively incorporate the Russian Federation into security institutions in Europe. The consequences of this deficiency reach from the recurrent reigniting of "frozen" conflicts and gas rows to a growing inability in Europe to successfully confront common challenges of the 21st century. This realization, coupled with the new security orientations that accompanied administration changes in both Washington and Moscow, offers a chance to harmonize EU policy and relations with the United States, Russia and the Eastern neighborhood