01 Sep 2004

Russia and the West

Irina Kobrinskaya / Michael Emerson / Eugene B. Rumer

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ESF Working Paper No. 16, 29 pages

Russia and the EU talk in their summit communiqués about their strategic partnership, but it seems like an awkward partnership. The relationship is not that bad, certainly not life-threatening, but there is room for improvement. This working paper from the European Security Forum considers the complex relationship between Russia and the West, including the complementary qualities and the differences in how the each views the world.