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Beyond Russia’s ‘Versailles syndrome’. Egmont Security Policy Brief No. 58, November 2014

Nopens, Patrick (2014) Beyond Russia’s ‘Versailles syndrome’. Egmont Security Policy Brief No. 58, November 2014. [Policy Paper]

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    Russia alleges that at the end of the Cold War it underwent a soft version of a Versailles Treaty, pushing it into the periphery of global politics and cutting it out of European decision-making. The crisis in Ukraine is about the survival of Putin’s regime and the dismantling of the post-Cold War settlement. We should not accept the fallacious narrative of victimhood propagated by the Kremlin’s Versailles syndrome. Even so, it is time to explore practical ways of coexisting with Russia. The Helsinki Process and the disarmament and arms control agreements of the Cold War could serve as a model for a mutually acceptable security architecture.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Russia
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    Series: Series > Egmont : Royal Institute for International Affairs > Security Policy Briefs
    Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 04 May 2015 15:32
    Number of Pages: 8
    Last Modified: 04 May 2015 15:32

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