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Title Avoiding war in Europe : how to reduce the risk of a military encounter between Russia and NATO
Published [Place of publication not identified] : Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, 2015

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Description 1 online resource (iii, 5 pages)
Series Position paper (Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe) ; III
Position paper (Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe) ; III
Summary We all know that over the last 18 months the relationship between Russia and the West has deteriorated considerably. One feature of the new landscape has been the increase in close military encounters between Russian and NATO military forces and between Russian military forces and those of Sweden and Finland. As with everything else, there is a dispute over what exactly is happening and why but there is little disputing that both increased military activity and closer proximity of forces is a reality. In our view, the NATO-Russia Council should be convened urgently to discuss a possible Memorandum of Understanding between NATO and the Russian Federation on the Rules of Behaviour for the Safety of Air and Maritime Encounters between the two sides. Given the increased scale of military activities in the Euro-Atlantic area today, and the increased number of close military encounters, just such an agreement is now needed between NATO and Russia to prevent accidental incidents or miscalculations leading to an escalation of tension and even confrontation. It would also be useful to engage Sweden and Finland, both of which are exposed to the dangers connected with increased military activities in the Baltic Sea region, into the discussions at an early stage
Notes "August 2015"--Cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover page (ELN, viewed September 3, 2015)
Subject North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Military policy
North Atlantic Treaty Organization -- Military relations -- Russia (Federation)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
War -- Prevention
Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes.
Security, International.
Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes.
Diplomatic relations.
Military policy.
Military relations.
Security, International.
War -- Prevention.
Russia (Federation) -- Military policy
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- United States
Europe.
Russia (Federation)
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe, issuing body, publisher
Other Titles How to reduce the risk of a military encounter between Russia and NATO