RUSI JournalVolume 159Issue 3members only

Ukraine: Understanding Russia


With the Ukraine crisis casting a long shadow over the Wales Summit, NATO must strive to understand Russia’s mindset

As NATO prepares for the Wales Summit in September, the crisis in Ukraine and the resultant tensions with Russia have changed the geostrategic context in which the Alliance operates. Julian Lindley-French steps into the Russian mindset to analyse the motivations behind the country’s assertive behaviour, and argues that it is vital that the West does the same.

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