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The European Union’s Eastern neighbourhood today, politics, dynamics, perspectives /, edited by Valentin Naumescu and Dan Dungaciu - electronic bk

This book arrives at a very significant time throughout Europe. Not only is the European Union currently facing a prolonged economic and social crisis, with nascent political consequences, such as the ascension of populist parties in the 2014 European elections, but also its Eastern neighbourhood is confronted with the growing hostility of an assertive Russia, opposing any new advance of the West towards its frontiers. Bringing together experts in fields such as international relations, political science, political sociology, diplomacy, security studies, and European studies, with robust academic and professional backgrounds and expertise with regard to the region, this volume explores this significant "window of opportunity", and will undoubtedly appeal to a global audience. The considerable diversity of approaches and styles here allows a multidimensional diagnosis and analysis of present-day Eastern Europe. This volume defines a series of major regional opportunities, vulnerabilities and dilemmas, and explores the complex perspectives of the "new Eastern Europe", located between the European Union and Russia, under its current name of the EU's Eastern Neighbourhood, along with the tensions and challenges of a possible second Cold War
Table Of Contents
Introduction: The new "Eastern Europe" and Cold War II / Valentin Naumescu -- Poland and the creation of the EaP: between western preferences and eastern concerns / Ruxandra Iordache -- Functional aspects of the EU Eastern Partnership on debate / Lucian Jora -- Implications on the security and stability of the Eastern Partnership / Sanda Cincă -- The Eastern Partnership and the question of the EU's political identity: the case of Belarus / Lucian-Ştefan Dumitrescu and Darie Cristea -- Frozen conflicts in South Caucasus and their impact on the Eastern Partnership: the case of Georgia and its break-away Republics of Abkhazia and South Ossetia / Laura M. Herţa and Alexandra Sabou -- Energy security - a core issue for consolidating the Eastern border: the EU in search of a new Black Sea Strategy / Dragoş Păun and Oana Poiană -- EU-Ukraine: the need for a revisited approach / Georgiana Ciceo -- Ukraine at an economic crossroads / Cristian Conţan -- Political discourses, search for identity and national imagination in the Republic of Moldova / Vincent Henry and Sergiu Mişcoiu -- Romania and the Republic of Moldova: common assets and challenges amid the Europe 2020 Agenda / Adrian-Gabriel Corpădean -- The case for the rebalancing of NATO on the Eastern flank / Octavian Manea and Paulina Iżewicz -- The insecurity concept of the EU-r-ASIAN borderline: the Caucasus / Bogdan Nedea -- Afterword: Romanian-Russian relations since 1989 / Sergiu Celac and Dan Dungaciu
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1 online resource (vi, 375 p.)
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