Accession Number : ADA589110


Title :   Cooperation on New Bases in the Wider Black Sea Region


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA


Personal Author(s) : Cernat, Bogdan


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589110.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 40


Abstract : This is not the proper moment to afford the luxury to hold off and not secure a strategic partner like Russia. While the United States will concentrate its efforts in the Asia-Pacific, Europe is not yet consolidated as an entity and thus unable to confront with old issues in the proximity of its borders. It is about the frozen conflicts in the WBSR which reactivated could produce instability and consequently create an extra-burden on western world in an inappropriate moment of economic crisis. Each issue regarding this region shows Russia as a part of the equation. To benefit from a full cooperation with Russia the West must understand its fears and adopt an adequate political posture. It means finding a way that allows the United States to maintain its pursuit for global democracy and human dignity but at the same time allowing Russia space to act at the level of its past and not felling like being threatened. Making fewer mistakes in relation with Russia is more likely to transform it, if not in an ally, at least in a reliable partner, and the key is finding the common ground and solving the old issues of WBSR.


Descriptors :   *DIPLOMACY , *GEOPOLITICS , *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *RUSSIA , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , BLACK SEA , CHINA , COOPERATION , EUROPEAN UNION , HISTORY , NATO , NATURAL RESOURCES , POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE