Othon Anastasakis*: Russia, South East Europe and the “geopolitics of opportunism”

on Monday, 04 December 2017. Posted in Διεθνείς Εξελίξεις και Στρατηγικές Εκτιμήσεις

Επιμέλεια Γιώργος Δουδούμης, Μέλος ΔΣ, ΔΣ

As Winston Churchill said in 1939 the action of Russia “is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma” which is what one can say about Russia’s current involvement in South East Europe. There are many guesses but no one can claim with certainty what Russia’s intentions are and whether there is a grand strategy in the region. Opinions are divided between those who support the “geopolitics of fear” versus the “geopolitics of indifference” theses.