|Author (Person)||Gressel, Gustav, Wesslau, Fredrik|
|Publisher||European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)|
|Series Title||Policy Brief|
|Series Details||June 2017|
|Publication Date||June 2017|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog, Report|
There is no room for complacency in Europe’s stance towards Russia and Ukraine.
+ Despite all odds, Europe has managed to remain united and firm on its policy towards Russia since its invasion of Ukraine in 2014. But what are the forces that could undermine this policy and what would be the consequences of such an unravelling? This paper presents four doomsday scenarios for how Europe’s policy towards Russia could collapse.
+ The scenarios outlined in this paper are:
+ To prevent any of these doomsday scenarios from unfolding, the EU must stay the course by maintaining a strong and united Russia policy. It can do this by automating the sanctions renewal process and stepping in where the US is stepping out in Ukraine.
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Russia, Ukraine|