Russia’s war of aggression in Ukraine has fundamentally changed the nature of relations between Moscow and Western capitals. Whereas before the war many Western countries took pains to treat Russia’s security concerns as legitimate and important, today they are steeling themselves for a prolonged and unambiguous confrontation. But although Russia’s initial failed war aims has caused many to question the true caliber of Russian power, it is undeniable that the country will retain a large stake in the European security system upon the war’s end. This raises the question of how transatlantic allies can deepen their cooperation today in a fashion that leaves open Russia’s eventual “return to Europe” over the medium-to-long term.
As part of CEPS’ “Euro-Atlantic Triangle” project in partnership with FES Brussels, we are pleased to invite you to this in-person event, which will be followed by a reception. The “Euro-Atlantic Triangle” project, launched in the context of discussions over the EU’s Strategic Compass and NATO’s Strategic Concept and running through Spring 2023, explores the extent to which it is still possible to “square the triangle” of fostering deeper NATO-EU cooperation, enhancing the EU’s strategic autonomy, and finding some sort of place for Russia in Europe over the longer term. For more information, click here.
This event will be followed by a reception.