Strategic Implications of a Resurgent Russia for the European Union and the United States
Directed by: Vicki Birchfield (Nunn School) and Alasdair Young (Nunn School)
As the unfolding crisis in Ukraine tragically demonstrates, more than two decades since the end of the Cold War, the states of the Euro-Atlantic region have not developed an effective approach to security that can ensure stability, territorial integrity and freedom from the fear of aggression. Both Europe and the U.S. have repeatedly failed to understand Russia. This work package brings together diverse scholarly perspectives – from critical realism to constructivism to historical and cultural analysis – to examine the interaction of the EU, the U.S. and Russia in the area overlapped by the EU’s ‘neighborhood’ and Russia’s “near abroad.” A particular focus of the project will be on the different ways security issues in the region are understood in the EU, the US, and Russia in light of their different historical and political contexts.
Associated activities and publications
26 Oct. 2017 Dr. Scott Brown and Dr. Alasdair Young discussed the return of great power rivalry in Europe with GT’s European Horizons chapter.
25 Oct. 2017 Dr. Samuel Charap (RAND Corporation) discussed his book Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia.
20 Oct. 2017 Gen. Philip Breedlove co-authored “Future War NATO? From Hybrid War to Hyper War via Cyber War” a supporting paper for the GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative.
19 Sept. 2017 Triangular Diplomacy among the European Union, the United States and the Russian Federation: Responses to Crisis in Ukraine was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
21 Mar. 2017 Gen. Philip Breedlove testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on U.S. Policy and Strategy in Europe.
13 Mar. 2017 Dr. Catherine Dale, Director for the Center for Russia and Eurasia at the RAND Corporation, discussed “Resetting the U.S.-Russian Relationship? Risks and Opportunities.”
3 Mar. 2017 Gen. Philip Breedlove was interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition
24 Feb. 2017 His Excellency Eerik Marmei, Estonia’s Ambassador to the United States discussed “Estonia’s Foreign Policy: In Europe, Between America and Russia”
9 Feb. 2017 Gen. Philip Breedlove testified about US-Russian relations before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
28 Nov. 2016 Gen. Phillip Breedlove, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe and the US European Command Commander, “Euro-Atlantic Challenges: A Way Ahead”.
15 Nov. 2016 Gen. Phil Breedlove addressed a World Affairs Council of Atlanta Members Forum on “NATO: Evolving Issues from Russia to Refugees”
15 Nov. 2016 Prof. Volodymyr Dubovyk, University of Odessa spoke about “Ukraine between EU, US and Russia: the Quest for Security and Development”
22 Sept. 2016 Two working papers on the Ukraine crisis published
13 June 2016 Gen. Philip Breedlove publishes article in Foreign Affairs on the challenges facing NATO.
8 Apr. 2016 Panel on the Changing Energy Landscape in Europe and Eurasia
Ambassador Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the U.S.
Bud Coote (Global Energy Center)
Jay Thompson (Chevron)
Adam Stulberg (Nunn School)
Alasdair Young (Nunn School)
(With the Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy)
25 Mar. 2015 The Ukrainian Crisis and International Politics Workshop at Emory University
24 Mar. 2015 Konstantin Sigov (Kiev Mohila Academy); Elena Glazov-Corrigan (Emory); and Nikolay Kopsov (Georgia Tech) spoke on “Is Reconciliation Between Ukraine and Russia Possible?”
06 Feb. 2015 Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University spoke on “Ukraine: A War of Truth” at Emory University.
17-19 Nov. 2014 “Dealing with Russia” Faculty Workshop
7 Apr. 2014 Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford, Consul General of the United Kingdom, Reflections on the Crimea Crisis
(with History and Sociology)
7 Mar. 2014 Panel on Ukraine, Russia, and Crimea
Vicki Birchfield, Co-director, CETS
Mikulas Fabry, Nunn School
Nikolay Koposov, History and Sociology
Adam Stulberg, Nunn School
(with History and Sociology)