Bildt: Consensus Over Post-Soviet Borders Is Gone
Published: 20 Jan 2010 08:30
Speaking at the launch of a book by German Marshall Fund analyst
Ron Asmus entitled "A Little War That Shook the World:
He also said that the West should have challenged the presence
of Soviet peacekeeping forces [in frozen conflict areas] in the former Soviet
empire. His view was that the West should have been firmer in response to
Russian provocations and reacted to moves such as military aircraft flying over
"More attention needs to be given to frozen conflicts," he added. "Now it's a stalemate in the region and that is likely to be the case for quite some time to come," he said.
Bildt indicated that there are currently two monologues -
One reason the conflict took place was that the West was fractured and had no coherent policy, Bildt argued.
Ron Asmus, the Executive Director at the
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