Panel Discussion: Ukraine/Crimea: Crisis as Usual or New European Divide?
The OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions and the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna held a panel discussion titled “Ukraine/Crimea: Crisis as Usual or New European Divide?”
The crisis in Crimea has evolved into a more general conflict between Russia and the West. The future of Europe is uncertain to a degree not seen since the early 1990s. This raises a number of difficult questions:
- What options exist for the further development of Ukrainian-Russian relations, including the status of Crimea?
- How did we get from a cooperative security policy approach to the current situation, which is characterized by deep tensions?
- Have we established bad precedents?
- Did we apply the OSCE principles and norms in the wrong ways?
- What opportunities were missed?
- Were any wrong turns taken?
- Is it still possible to return to cooperative policies via the vision of a Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian security community?
- How might this be achieved?
- What can the OSCE contribute to the re-establishment of cooperative security relations?
These and many other questions were discussed by a panel of members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions.
Please view the full-length discussion as a videostream on the official OSCE website: www.osce.org/cio/116863