NATO, Ukrainian Crisis and Eastern Europe’s Grey Zone of Security
ORCID: Tomasz Stępniewski: 0000-0002-4581-5145
Edition: Lublin 2016
Ukrainian crisis, a de facto Russo-Ukrainian armed conflict raging since 2014, resulted in the shift of perception in Eastern Europe’s, and Europe’s in general, security. In addition, the statement that the Ukrainian conflict is the end of the post-Cold-War international order may be risked. This international order was based upon a peaceful coexistence of states, integrity of boarders, and international legal regulations for states’ functioning. The objective of the present paper is an attempt at offering answers to the following research questions: Will Russia’s revisionist policy result in NATO’s revitalization? Is NATO thinking strategically as far as Eastern Europe is concerned? Does a rationale for a change of Eastern Europe’s security condition (the grey zone of security) exist? Will Russian Federation succeed in revising the USA-dominated post-Cold-War international order by means of Ukrainian conflict among others?