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More than the United States, China and certainly Europe, Russia pins its ambitions on diplomacy. The government needs diplomatic successes to bolster its position at home as much as its standing abroad. Over the past 25 years, foreign policy has served Russia’s bid to become again a great European power – commensurate with its size, resources and tradition – and ev...
Dr. Uwe Nerlich
Settlement of the Ukraine crisis will require cooperation in particular between Russia, Germany and some other key European countries. But the key to this lies with Kiev. If Sunday’s election stabilises President Petro Poroshenko's role, the prospects for a broader framework reflecting Ukraine's dependence on both Europe and Russia will improve.
Professor Stefan Hedlund