May 10, 2014

Putin Has Exposed Europe's Incompetence

Nikolas Gvosdev, World Politics Review

The Associated Press

No matter whether the crisis in Ukraine begins to de-escalate in the coming days, Vladimir Putin, with his 19th century outlook, has demonstrated the hollowness of the West’s 21st century approach to Euro-Atlantic security. The twin pillars of the European security establishment—NATO and the EU—have been unable to respond effectively because their assumptions about the nature of conflict and the burdens that members ought to bear to provide for the common defense, formed out of the experiences of the mid-to-late 20th century, have not been updated.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Europe, Russia

RECOMMENDED ARTICLES

April 30, 2014
Why Euro Security Works Better Without Russia
Jan Techau, Carnegie
The wider point is this: no matter what binding or nonbinding agreement Russia has entered into since the end of the Cold War, it has attempted to torpedo the deal from within. This is true not only for the OSCE. It also applies... more ››
May 1, 2014
Can Radek Sikorski Save Europe?
Michael Weiss, Foreign Policy
Meet the Oxford-educated Polish foreign minister fighting to get a wishy-washy continent to stand up to Russia. more ››
Following the apparent failure of the Geneva agreements, the inconceivable suddenly seems possible: the invasion of eastern Ukraine by the Russian army. Fears are growing in the West of the breakout of a new war in Europe. more ››
May 5, 2014
Europe's Precarious New Normal
Erik Berglof, Project Syndicate
As Europe’s leaders mull over their next steps and consider how to respond, Ukrainians should consider carefully how much they would gain by moving down the path of economic and institutional reform toward European... more ››
May 7, 2014
Could Ukraine Spark a World War?
Graham Allison, The National Interest
The rapid slide from lawlessness to violence that has claimed the lives of more than sixty people in the Ukrainian cities of Donetsk, Slovyansk, and Odessa in the past week sounds alarms that should be heard more clearly in... more ››