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EU’s Global Strategy and Russia: Seeking effective Foreign and Security Policies while balancing divergent member’s States Interests
Last month, the European Union (EU)’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (HR), Federica Mogherini, officially released the Global Strategy for the EU's Foreign and Security Policy. The document which aims at understanding the EU’s environment presents a revised comprehensive foreign and security policy for a stronger and more efficient Union. It particularly recalls the numerous threats pending on the European security order in eastern Europe for which it voices for a consistent and a united approach towards Russia.
While building a united approach in countering Russian security initiatives is a major priority, it remains a challenging exercise that has yet to overcome the different geopolitical considerations of its member states in an environment where militarization gradually intensifies.
This paper argues that further militarization is likely to increase the regional security dilemmas a