Publication Date: December 2016
Nicholas Ross Smith begins by exploring the competitiveness of the triangular EU–Russia–Ukraine relationship before the crisis. He then examines the eruption of the Ukraine crisis in greater detail, with a particular focus on trade, energy and security. The book goes on to compare three theoretically and empirically informed medium-term scenarios for the future of the relationship. This research provides a wide-ranging snapshot of EU–Russia–Ukraine relations by comparing the foreign policies of the EU and Russia as well as examining the interplay of identity and perceptions on their foreign policy decision-making.
Touching upon both international relations and foreign policy analysis, this book will prove invaluable to scholars and practitioners working on Eastern Europe, the EU and Russia. International relations and foreign policy analysis scholars and students will also find much of interest.
– Graeme Gill, University of Sydney, Australia
‘Nicholas Ross Smith has written an important and timely book. By recounting the inception of the Ukraine crisis in great detail and developing a set of theoretical tools to think about the issues analytically, he has improved our understanding of one of the most pressing foreign and security policy issues facing contemporary Europe.’
– Hiski Haukkala, University of Tampere, Finland
‘Well researched and very readable: EU–Russian Relations and the Ukraine Crisis represents a first draft of history and helps fill a gap in the study of European security.’
– Asle Toje, The Norwegian Nobel Institute, Norway