By Rajan Menon, Eugene B. Rumer
The present clash in Ukraine has spawned the main severe difficulty among Russia and the West because the finish of the chilly struggle. It has undermined ecu safeguard, raised questions on NATO's destiny, and placed an finish to at least one of the main bold initiatives of U.S. international coverage -- development a partnership with Russia. It additionally threatens to undermine U.S. diplomatic efforts on concerns starting from terrorism to nuclear proliferation. And within the absence of direct negotiations, either side is making a bet that political and fiscal strain will strength the opposite to blink first. stuck during this risky online game of chook, the West can't find the money for to lose sight of the significance of sturdy relatives with Russia.
This publication places the clash in historic standpoint by means of analyzing the evolution of the predicament and assessing its implications either for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's kin with the West extra regularly. specialists within the diplomacy of post-Soviet states, political scientists Rajan Menon and Eugene Rumer essentially convey what's at stake in Ukraine, explaining the foremost monetary, political, and safeguard demanding situations and clients for overcoming them. in addition they speak about historic precedents, comic strip most likely results, and suggest rules for protecting U.S.-Russia family sooner or later. In doing so, they supply a finished and obtainable research of a clash whose outcomes may be felt for a few years to come.
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29 The January 1994 Trilateral Statement, signed by Russia, the United States, and Ukraine addressed concerns about a nuclear-armed Ukraine. 30 The deal was sweetened by American economic aid and security guarantees. ”31 Under Kravchuk, Ukraine also established a national army out of the Soviet military units on its territory, and its diplomatic missions abroad grew apace. Together, these measures consolidated the external elements of Ukraine’s independence. Kravchuk’s economic record, by contrast, was dismal.
Ukraine also became the third largest recipient of American economic aid. ”39 In May 2002, Kuchma announced Ukraine’s desire to join NATO, reaffirming it first in a presidential decree in July and later in Ukraine’s June 2003 military doctrine, which committed Ukraine to becoming a “full-fledged member” of NATO and the EU. Kuchma’s policy went beyond phraseology: Ukraine joined NATO’s Partnership for Peace and held military maneuvers with NATO, and its troops supported the alliance’s missions in Kosovo and Iraq.
The attempt to reform a sclerotic system from above enabled challenges from below to gain strength and to shake—and eventually dismantle—the Soviet colossus. 12 on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 10:42:50 UTC All use subject to JSTOR Terms and Conditions The Making of Ukraine 13 Even the most reform-minded leaders inside Gorbachev’s circle did not, of course, intend this denouement. 14 Gorbachev’s program created consternation among conservatives and incited feuds between the friends and foes of change, the more so once the system was under siege.
Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post–Cold War Order by Rajan Menon, Eugene B. Rumer