Posted inEastern Europe & Russia, Regions

Ukraine’s Delicate Balancing Act

With NATO’s July membership decisions looming, Ukraine is fighting to retain its balance as a neutral state caught between hopeful NATO members to the west and Russia to the east. As the pressure mounts for Ukraine to create a clear security policy, the solution may be a special status within NATO. Even with such an agreement, Ukraine must still convince Russia and the Ukrainian public that NATO enlargement is not a threat