The military deployment of the Russian Army on the border with Ukraine, and the Kremlin’s demands to receive “security guarantees” from the United States and NATO reflect its ambition to change the European security order and reverse the defeat of the Soviet Union in the Cold War.

The Ukraine crisis has put Russia back in the West’s crosshairs. The US is reinforcing its military presence in allied countries in the East, and NATO has reached out to Russia and insisted on the importance of a way out of the crisis based on dialogue and diplomacy, offering a negotiation on disarmament.

An independent Ukraine is the pillar of the architecture of the European security order, but also of the future of the international order, which China and Russia, two revisionist actors, intend to redesign.


Moderator: Charles Powell, director del Real Instituto Elcano | @CharlesTPowell

See also: Ukraine’s special (spanish).