Russian Influence on NATO Member/Non-Member Relationships: A Case Study of the US-Ukraine Military to Military Relationship
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This thesis explores Russias attempts to influence NATO bilateral relationships between members and non-members partners and examines the US-Ukraine military-to-military program as its case study. The thesis begins by describing Russias relations with NATO, centering on NATO enlargement and its role in the NATO-Russia relationship. It then examines the US-Ukraine relationship, with a specific eye toward military-to-military relations and examples of Russian influence on that relationship. It then further describes Russian influence on US-Ukraine relations, Russia-Ukraine relations and, Russia-US relations. The thesis recommends improving the existing US- Ukrainian military-to-military relationship by continuing the engagement and security cooperation activities. It points to the special relationship that Ukraine enjoys with both NATO and the United States and underscores the importance of continued good relations.
- Government and Political Science
- Military Forces and Organizations