Episode 19: Russia and the Crisis of European Security

This episode examines the crisis in relations between Russia and NATO, precipitated by Moscow’s large-scale build-up of military forces around Ukraine and its accompanying demands to remake the European security order.

In this episode, Dr Sergei Utkin, Head of Strategic Assessments at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Dr Mark Galeotti, RUSI Senior Associate Fellow, discuss with Dr Neil Melvin, Director RUSI International Security Studies, the nature of the crisis that has developed over Russia’s military threat to Ukraine. They assess Russia’s demands to reshape European security, the factors that have propelled the crisis, Moscow’s relations with NATO, and the future of the continent’s security order.


Dr Neil Melvin

Director, International Security

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