Ukraine’s Foreign Policy and the Role of the West

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28 December 2017


Olexiy Haran                       Petro Burkovskiy

Olexiy Haran and Petro Burkovskiy, "Ukraine’s Foreign Policy and the Role of the West" in: Eastern Voices: Europe’s East Faces and Unsettled West /Ed. by D.Hamilton, S.Meister. Washinton, DC: Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University; German Council on Foreign Relations, 2017, pp. 51-76.


Dramatic developments across Europe’s east are testing fundamental assumptions that have guided Western policies for the past quarter century. Can eastern European societies become more democratic and secure and integrate into the European mainstream? Or are they destined to become failed, fractured lands of grey, mired in the stagnation and turbulence historically associated with Europe’s borderlands? What do east Europeans expect from the West? What do they expect from Russia? What should they expect from themselves?

In this book, leading east European experts offer their perspectives on their perspectives on the challenges facing their countries and the region as a whole, including their views on the respective roles of the West and Russia.

This book is part of a continuing cooperative project exploring Russsian-European-American relations together with the German Council on Foreign Relations DGAP and the Robert Bosch Foundation