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Vesten og Rusland i lyset af Ukrainekrisen: Krisens årsag og vejen til orden og legitimitet i Europa

Studenteropgave: Masterprojekt

  • Bjarne Østergaard Olesen
Afgangsprojekt, Master i Militære Studier (Masteruddannelse)
This thesis examines the Ukraine Crises. In a period since the end of the Cold War where the Western Allies have been conducting war on terror in the Middle East, Africa and in Asia, it seems surprising that Russia conducts military operations in Europe, annexing the Crimea Peninsula.

How is this possible and how should the Western Allies react?

The thesis uses the Theory of the English School as a foundation to analyze how different the Western Allies and Russia perceive order and legitimate behavior in the international Society. It uses a continuum from pluralistic to solidary interstate societies to analyze how the two entities perceive world order and legitimacy.

The first part of the analysis concludes that the Western Allies’ and Russia’s perception of order and legitimacy differ. This difference makes it possible for Russia to commence military operations in the Ukraine without the Western Allies intervenes.

The second part concludes that the Western Allies initially need to meet Russia with means from the same interstate society (coexisting) and that the two entities need to agree on the path ahead in order to move to a higher degree of order and legitimacy (cooperating) thus solving the Ukrainian Crises permanently.
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