New Research Division Publication - NATO and Russia: Managing the Relationship
- Conference Report 02/2016: "NATO and Russia: Managing the Relationship", by Beyza Unal.
"Russia’s annexation of Crimea and its military intervention in Eastern Ukraine, together with its insistence on the right to take action on behalf of Russian-speaking populations outside its own borders, dramatically changed the political and security environment in Europe. NATO and its member states have already responded signifi cant ways to this aggressive Russian strategic posture through the decisions taken at the 2014 Summit in Wales and their continuing implementation.
At its July 2016 Warsaw Summit, NA TO needs to decide how to transition from the immediate reactions
and responses agreed in Wales to shaping and sustaining a longer-term comprehensive strategy towards
Russia, encompassing deterrence, defence and political engagement. This Wilton Park meeting assessed:
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