The European Regional Security Order and the Crisis in West-Russia Relations


Une table-ronde organisée dans le cadre de l’University Consortium 

Thirty years after the adoption of the Charter of Paris for a New Europe, the 1990 OSCE founding document meant to provide a security architecture for post-Cold War Europe, the regional order appears in deep crisis. Its fundamental norms and principles have been violated and armed conflict has broken out in Ukraine. Tensions have notably crystallised around the geopolitical orientation of the countries of the post-soviet space, which stand out as security orphans of the post-Cold War order. In this context, there have been several calls to fix or re-think the regional security order, including most recently by the French President Emmanuel Macron.

In a recent RAND report, Samuel Charap and a team of analysts from Europe, Russia, the post-soviet space and the US have attempted to sketch what an alternative, potentially consensual, European regional order could look like in terms of governing norms, consultative bodies and security status. In a public roundtable discussion organized in the framework of the University Consortium, these proposals will be presented and discussed by a panel of expert scholars and eminent practitioners.

The University Consortium (UC) is an academic partnership and inter-regional network aimed at stimulating dialogue between students, faculty and policy practitioners from the EU, the US and Russia. It regularly organizes training modules for outstanding students from its six core member institutions: Harvard University, Columbia University, National Research University – Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO), University of Oxford and Sciences Po. Sciences Po will be hosting a UC training module in January 2020. The University Consortium is funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.


David Cadier, Researcher and UC Principal, Sciences Po - CERI

Samuel Charap, Senior Political Analyst, RAND Corporation.
Walter Kemp, Strategic Policy Support Unit, OSCE Secretariat.
Anne de Tinguy, Professor, Sciences Po - CERI.
Pierre Vimont, Ambassadeur de France and Senior Associate Fellow, Carnegie Europe.


Responsable scientifique : David Cadier, Sciences Po - CERI

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