Whither the Medvedev Initiative on European Security?Book - 2011
Key Points: The past 20 years have been marked by several U.S. and NATO attempts to reach out to the Russian Federation to develop a cooperative security framework aimed at facing common threats and challenges through joint actions. European security, however, remains marred by significant security challenges. In 2009, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev launched an initiative investing considerable efforts in redefining the European security architecture in an inclusive and comprehensive manner, but fell short of defining and addressing common interests. A broad dialogue on "hard security" issues that addresses Russian perceptions and concerns is required with a genuine attempt to reconcile differences. This paper offers the basis for developing such a dialogue making best use of the 2009 Russian proposal in the event that the United States and Allies can address the Russian desire to have a more expansive role and garner respect at the European table.
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, Center for Transatlantic Security Studies, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (12 pages).