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Winter is coming – will spring follow? Ukraine and the future of EU-Russia relations

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and subsequent interference in Ukraine does not constitute a game-changer. It is just a reminder that at least since the war with Georgia in 2008 Russia has been and still is playing the same game: a “game of zones”, aimed at (re)establishing an exclusive sphere of influence...

A grand strategy toward Russia and Ukraine: the German lead needs the EU's support

Geopolitically and geoeconomically, the EU’s relations with Russia have been tense for many years. The gas wars between Kiev and Moscow have hit some Eastern European member states, jeopardizing Europe's energy security. The Russian-Georgian war of 2008 led to a new debate over resurging Russian imperialism...