Security Dynamics in the Baltic Sea Region Before and After the Ukraine Crisis

  • Elena Kropatcheva


The Ukraine crisis has been the most dramatic recent crisis in Russian-Western relations. Its impact is especially strong in the Baltic Sea region (BSR). The BSR is a very important region from a security perspective. It is also a very sensitive and complex region. This chapter analyses security dynamics – cooperation and conflict – within the BSR, by focusing on multilateral security-related institutions. It shows that, despite attempts over more than twenty years to develop cooperative security and bind Russia, these attempts have largely failed. The BSR moved from being one of the most promising regions for Western-Russian cooperation to one of the most dangerous areas.


Organize Crime Baltic State Cooperative Security Security Dynamic Central Eastern Europe 
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  • Elena Kropatcheva
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  1. 1.Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg (IFSH)HamburgGermany

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