Russian President Vladimir Putin once stated “I believe that no one should ever impose any sort of values he considers correct on anyone. We have our own values, our own conceptions of justice.” Indeed, in recent years, Russia and the West have increasingly experienced divergent views on democracy, human rights, and international law. Many in Europe and Russia also feel a greater sense of mutual insecurity, particularly after the different attitudes toward Russian intervention in Ukraine. What steps should be taken by Russia and the West to deter future conflict and promote cooperation? What role will NATO play in Europe moving forward?
Background reading and multimedia:
- I Just Toured the Front Lines between Russia and Ukraine (and It's Not Frozen)
Seth J. Frantzman, The National Interest, August 31, 2017
- American Opinion on US-Russia Relations: From Bad to Worse
Dina Smeltz and Lily Wojtowicz, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, August 2, 2017
- Do NATO Allies Owe the United States?
John Cookson, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, May 23, 2017