Policy Memos

U.S. - Ukraine Relations in a Changing Security Environment

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The events of September 11, 2001, have greatly changed the security environment and have set a distinct new security agenda for the United States. Although one could argue that these events did not warrant such a radical reorientation of U.S. foreign policy, to expect that this would not occur in the wake of the September 11 attacks is unrealistic. A nationwide consensus emerged on the necessity of implementing drastic measures and new strategies to avoid the recurrence of similar events. Given the nature of the administration in power then and now, predicting the future course of events was and remains relatively easy. Indeed, the U.S. reaction that followed the attacks came as no surprise to observers. [...]

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Associate Professor, Department of International Relations
Mechnikov National University, Odessa