The EU's Eastern Policy in light of the Georgian Conflict and the Gas War

to appear in CFGS

Derek Fraser

Published: February 2009

Keywords: Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, gas, conflict, Eastern Europe


For the EU to influence most effectively Russian policy, and for the EU to develop its relations with the other former Soviet republics without Russian opposition, the West has to deal with Russian fears of Western expansion by working out a new security arrangement for Europe. The West might place greater emphasis on engaging Russia constructively on a wide range of world issues. The West should also seek to involve Russia further in the Western network of organizations and agreements.

Disciplines: Governance, Security and Conflict

Publication: Fraser_-EU-Eastern-Policy-.pdf