The Die Is Cast: Confronting Russian Aggression in Eastern Europe

Author
Christopher Musselman
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Atlantic Council
Abstract
The Ukraine crisis demonstrates that European security can no longer be taken for granted and that NATO and the broader transatlantic community are struggling to address emerging security challenges. Whether Russia is classified revanchist, expanding its sphere of influence, or seeking to create regional hegemony, Putin's actions in both Crimea and eastern Ukraine are a stark reminder that the era of geopolitical competition in Europe is far from over. The transatlantic community must be ready to deal with similar challenges in the decades ahead.
Topic
Conflict Resolution, Regional Cooperation
Political Geography
Russia, Europe, Ukraine