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Myths and realities of putinism and NATO expansion

Zubok, Vladislav M. (2023) Myths and realities of putinism and NATO expansion. In: Evaluating NATO Enlargement: From Cold War Victory to the Russia-Ukraine War. Springer International (Firm), pp. 145-159. ISBN 9783031233647

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Identification Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-23364-7_5

Abstract

The Russia-Ukraine war that dramatically escalated on February 24, 2022, with Putin's decision to launch a full-scale invasion, changed the political, moral, and academic environment for the discussion about NATO's role in Europe and the story of its post-1991 expansion to the East. In the chorus of indignation and condemnation of the Russian invasion, it became near-impossible to speak and write about the causes and consequences of the NATO expansion in a balanced, dispassionate way. Suddenly we have a war-driven consensus that NATO had nothing to do with the origins of the war in Eastern Europe.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: © The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023.
Divisions: International History
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 15:27
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 21:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119422

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