Russia’s war against Ukraine and the OSCE: A new publication of the OSCE Network

 

What are the consequences of Russia’s attack on Ukraine for the structures, institutions, and activities of the OSCE? Can the OSCE add an element of cooperative security to Europe’s current reliance on defense and deterrence? What can be learned from previous crises of the CSCE/OSCE and those of other international organizations? Members of the OSCE Network of Think Tanks and Academic Institutions discuss these questions in a new publication edited by Cornelius Friesendorf (Head of the Centre for OSCE Research at IFSH) and Stefan Wolff (Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham, UK). While some contributors to this volume suggest the OSCE has no alternative but to go back to a CSCE-style conference format, most authors argue in favor of preserving the OSCE as much as possible. But even the more optimistic authors point out dilemmas resulting, in particular, from the OSCE’s consensus principle and the ever-wider divergent interests of participating States.

You can download the publication here.