OSCE Network Perspectives: Consequences of Russia’s war against Ukraine for the OSCE

Russia’s aggression against Ukraine violates core principles of international law including commitments by all OSCE participating States going back to the 1975 Helsinki Final Act. This has put the very survival of the OSCE at stake. In a new study, members of the OSCE Network discuss the future of the OSCE and the implications of Russia’s war for the structures, institutions, and activities of the OSCE. The twenty contributors to OSCE Network Perspectives I/2022 (edited by the OSCE Network Coordinators Cornelius Friesendorf and Stefan Wolff) examine the difficulties of making decisions under the consensus principle, a potential future mission in Ukraine, and whether there is still space for cooperative security in a Europe dominated by reliance on deterrence and defense. The publication is available for download here.