Russia and NATO: From Windows of Opportunities to Closed Doors

  title={Russia and NATO: From Windows of Opportunities to Closed Doors},
  author={Tuomas Forsberg and Graeme P. Herd},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary European Studies},
  pages={41 - 57}
The Ukrainian crisis and Russia's annexation of Crimea marks a new low in Russia–NATO relations. When we examine the relationship between NATO and Russia through the post-Cold War era, we can ask: was the deterioration in relations determined by geopolitical, historical, cultural and identity factors, or could sustainable partnership might have been possible had alternative decisions been taken? We argue that different reasons account for each of the four instances of deterioration in the… Expand
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