Research Paper

Facing up to the bear: confronting Putin’s Russia (European View FREE ARTICLE)

Under the autocratic rule of Vladimir Putin, Russia has become fundamentally antagonistic to the West, and it will not become cooperative in the near future. The Russian regime wants to secure its own authoritarian power structure, recreate an empire and weaken the West. It has developed a new set of instruments, such as hybrid warfare and projecting political influence, to which the West still has to find the right answer. However, the project of strengthening the West to face this massive threat must be undertaken. NATO and the EU will have to find innovative answers. What is crucial is finding the political will to do so.

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January 2015

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