RUSSIA’S CHALLENGES TO THE TRANSATLANTIC UNITY

Recent steps by the Kremlin not only undermine regional security in Europe, but they also put transatlantic unity under the test. Partly this is a result of the overall degrading of international institutions in times of crisis, but also it is an effect of Russia’s deliberate efforts to smantle key transatlantic institutions. Moscow’s revisionist policy is challenging foundations of the world order, in which long-term partnership between he US and Europe has always been a key element. Whether American and European strategic interests will still be overlapping is a focus of this article.

Recent steps by the Kremlin not only undermine regional security in Europe, but they also put transatlantic unity under the test. Partly this is a result of the overall degrading of international institutions in times of crisis, but also it is an effect of Russia’s deliberate efforts to smantle key transatlantic institutions. Moscow’s revisionist policy is challenging foundations of the world order, in which long-term partnership between he US and Europe has always been a key element. Whether American and European strategic interests will still be overlapping is a focus of this article.
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Ihor Todorov

Prof., Dr. Ihor Todorov, is a professor of International Relations at Uzhhorod National University (since 2014). Director of the Centre for International Security and Euro-Atlantic integration and Director of the Information Centre of European Union (since 2015). Prior to this Professor at Donetsk National University. Vice Head of the Coordinating Board at the Public League “Ukraine- NATO”, member of the Ukrainian National Association of the European Studies. Published papers 450 published papers, including more than 40 course-books on history, law and international relations.


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