Название: Brexit, President Trump, and the Changing Geopolitics of Eastern Europe Автор: Theodor Tudoroiu Издательство: Palgrave Macmillan Год: 2018 ISBN: 9783319779201 Формат: epub, pdf Страниц: 291 Размер: 5,4 mb Язык: English
The text perceives the evolution of the East European regional security complex as a struggle between the European Union's Kantian, win-win geopolitical vision and Russia's neoclassical geopolitics, also promoted by President Trump. In the most probable scenario, the latter approach will have the upper hand. The EU's post-Brexit control by the Franco-German axis will likely be followed by the geopolitical irrelevance of the EU due to the renationalization of member states' foreign policy, with Germany becoming the main West European actor. Consequently, Eastern Europe will be turned into the arena of a mainly three-cornered neoclassical geopolitics rivalry opposing Russia, the Franco-German axis and then Germany, and the US in alliance with the post-Brexit UK and certain East European states.
The book will appeal to scholars across the fields of International Relations, Geopolitics, European Studies, and Area Studies.
1 Introduction 1 2 Geopolitical Approaches, Regional Security Complexes, and Political Psychology 7 3 East European Interactions: Russian Foreign Policy as Structural Constraint 37 4 The European Union and Eastern Europe Before and After Brexit 91 5 The USA and Eastern Europe 129 6 Europe’s Great Powers and Small States 183 7 Domestic and Geopolitical Factors: Moldova as a CIS Case Study 217 8 Concluding Scenarios 267 Index 285