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dc.contributor.advisorYost, David S.
dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Kyle A.
dc.dateJun-15
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-05T23:06:07Z
dc.date.available2015-08-05T23:06:07Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/45949
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dc.description.abstractThe Ukraine crisis underway since November 2013 is a significant occurrence in a greater debate over what norms will prevail in the European—and global—security environment. The roots of the crisis lie in two-and-a-half decades of competition for influence in Ukraine by the European Union and the Russian Federation. The competition between Russia and the EU over Ukraine has evolved significantly since Ukraine became independent in 1991. This thesis shows that the European Union’s level of awareness of and competition with Russia for influence in Ukraine has significantly grown. Ukraine’s position in EU diplomacy has grown from secondary status to being regarded as a critical interest across EU institutions and member state governments. While Russian efforts to establish dominant influence in Ukraine have also intensified, Moscow’s interest in Ukraine has been consistently high. The findings of this thesis indicate that the European Union has not given up on Ukraine nor accepted the legitimacy of a Russian sphere of influence in post-Soviet states. Competition between Russia and the European Union over Ukraine is likely to intensify and remain at a high level for the foreseeable future.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/therussianeurope1094545949
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleThe Russian-European Union competition in Ukraineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderTsypkin, Mikhail
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)en_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Union Russia competition strategies Ukraine Crimea integration Eurasian Unionen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.recognitionOutstanding Thesisen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe and Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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