Hans-Joachim Spanger rightly points to the main challenges to European security emphasizing that new challenges could only be adequately addressed against the backdrop of the global political changes of the last ten to twenty years. He makes a worrying diagnosis of the current state of European security, and provides some practical recommendations for improving the situation. However, we should not give up upon the existing order with its liberal norms and principles so quickly as this would strengthen those actors that seek to undermine it.
Autor: Irina Busygina
Prof. Dr. Irina Busygina is professor at the Department of Applied Politics, National Research University - Higher School of Economics (HSE) in Saint Petersburg. Her research interests include comparative politics, globalization and regional integration, with a special focus on the European Union and EU-Russia relations.