Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Political Science and International Affairs
Major or Concentration
This paper assesses the current state of the European security community in the aftermath of Russia's annexation of Crimea from the perspective of the three Baltic countries. The research qualitatively analyzes government documents, official statements, and publications by, and interviews with, scholars and policymakers to determine how recent Russian behavior has affected the perspective of the Baltic states, and how they have affected NATO and the EU. This paper finds that the annexation of Crimea vindicated those in the Baltic who had expected such behavior, and determines that the Baltic states have leveraged the EU and NATO to refocus attention on their eastern flank.
Bucello, Girard Louis IV, "Trouble with the Neighbors: A Case Study of the Political Relationship Between the Baltic States and Euro-Atlantic Security Institutions After Russia's Annexation of the Crimean Peninsula" (2016). Student Research Submissions. 64.