The Ukrainian Crisis – Options for Russia and the ‘West’

The annexation of the Crimea by Russia is an unprecedented event, with highly uncertain consequences. In this paper, André Gerrits asks if this is the beginning of a new area in global politics. What are the immediate and longer-term consequences of the Ukrainian crisis; what are the options for Russia, for Europe, and of course, for Ukraine?

The paper addresses the interaction between cooperation and confrontation in EU-Russia relations and examines the challenging landscape as it evolves before us.