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Home The Journal of Power Institutions Oxford, Oxford University Press, , pages. In particular, what norms have emerged, or failed to emerge, from the dialogue between these two sides regarding international law justifications for military intervention? Allison offers a highly detailed and systematic account of the positions of Russia, the United States, and other Western states based on careful reading of the output of their diplomats in response to major crises in their post-Cold War relations, notably the post-Yugoslav wars of the s, the US-led invasion of Iraq, and the Russian invasion of Georgia. Although written before the current Ukraine conflict, his book sheds light on the origins of that crisis.

Echoes of Abstention: Russian Policy in Libya and Implications for Regional Stability

The Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War consisted of a series of multi-national military expeditions which began in They had the stated goals of helping the Czechoslovak Legion , of securing supplies of munitions and armaments in Russian ports, and of re-establishing the Eastern Front. At times between and the Czechoslovak Legion controlled the entire Trans-Siberian Railway and several major cities in Siberia. The goals of these small-scale interventions were partly to stop Germany from exploiting Russian resources, and to defeat the Central Powers, and to a lesser extent, to support some of the allied-forces that had been trapped within Russia after the Bolshevik revolution. Allied efforts were hampered by divided objectives and war-weariness from the overall global conflict. These factors, together with the evacuation of the Czechoslovak Legion in September , compelled the Allied powers to end the North Russia and Siberian interventions in , though the Japanese intervention in Siberia continued until and the Empire of Japan continued to occupy the northern half of Sakhalin until In early the Russian Empire found itself wracked by political strife - public support for World War I and Tsar Nicholas II had started to dwindle, leaving the country on the brink of revolution.


This book studies Soviet/Russian attitudes and responses to military interventions, exploring cases from the Gulf War in to the intervention by Western.


A Crisis of Diverging Perspectives: U.S.-Russian Relations and the Security Dilemma

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No issue has more vexed recent U.

Allied intervention in the Russian Civil War

It employs a conceptual framework which compares how Russia and Western powers have viewed the justifications and rationales for such interventions. This is a discursive political process, through which international norms and the evolution of customary international law can be identified. The study also assesses the domestic and inte The study also assesses the domestic and international political context to Russian responses to military interventions. Kosovo ; Iraq ; Georgia ; even Libya ? How far was consensus reached exceptionally over the Gulf War in , over intervention in Afghanistan, and the wider use of force in global counter-terrorism? How has Moscow viewed international rule-making overall related to the use of force?

Competing theories claim the abstention was either a carefully-planned strategy or a tactical miscalculation, but the result—Russian rejection of regime decapitation and Western distaste for further intervention—is easily observed. Although Russia is unlikely to intervene kinetically in Libya, it can passively destabilize the country at almost no cost, stymying Western efforts to end the crisis. Running contrary to years of policies intended to hamper Western democracy-building exercises in the Middle East, the UNSCR abstention marked a short-lived exercise in increased foreign policy cooperation with the West, at the expense of a local sovereign leader. Though Russia had condoned punishment of the renegade Libyan regime, the Russian government still opposed the use of foreign military forces in Libya and feared mission creep beyond the UN mandate. In their response to the Libyan intervention, the Russian government has engaged in greater regional adventurism and more aggressive foreign policy worldwide. While R2P may have initially alienated the Russian government, even the Russians took note of the deftness with which the doctrine had been used to pursue major international action.

Russia had abandoned its empire in Eastern Europe, the country was transitioning toward a market-oriented, democratic system, and Moscow no longer presented a military threat to American security. But over the past 30 years, each period of optimism has been followed by a significant worsening of relations. The warm personal relationship between U. If anything, ties between Russia and the United States have worsened, to the point that many observers are referring to a new Cold War. Experts have advanced various explanations for the deterioration in U. The first argues that Russia, historically aggressive and imperialistic, has returned to a pattern of confrontation under Putin.


Why have the hopes for comity between Russia and the West in the post-Cold War period so signally failed to be realized? What rights does Russia claim.


NATO enlargement: evaluating its consequences in Russia

For more than two decades, NATO has worked to build a partnership with Russia, developing dialogue and practical cooperation in areas of common interest. NATO is pursuing a dual-track approach towards Russia: meaningful dialogue on the basis of a strong deterrence and defence posture. Allies continue to demand that Russia comply with international law and its international obligations and responsibilities; end its illegitimate occupation of Crimea; refrain from aggressive actions against Ukraine; halt the flow of weapons, equipment, people and money across the border to the separatists; and stop fomenting tension along and across the Ukrainian border. The Allies have also noted that violence and insecurity in the region led to the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines passenger flight MH17 on 17 July , calling for those directly and indirectly responsible to be held accountable and brought to justice as soon as possible.

Russia, the West, and Military Intervention
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