Srdjan Orlandic
Srdjan Orlandic is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Ljubljana. His research interests include foreign policy in social constructivism, political ideologies in foreign policy analysis, geopolitics, international organisations, national identity politics, with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe. His recent published work (European Perspectives and Political Perspectives) examined place of geopolitics in the context of Euro-Atlantic integration of the Western Balkans and alignment of national policies of the EU candidate countries with the CFSP and CSDP.
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 4, No. 3 | January 2019
Srdjan Orlandic
From November 2013 to the present day the Ukrainian crisis generated the most severe conflict in Europe since the 1990s, while current skirmishes in the eastern part of the country and recent new developments have the potential to further tighten the crisis. Notwithstanding the internal elements of the ongoing crisis, this paper will be focused on the analysis of its external - geopolitical - dimension. By acquiring conceptual framework from Zbigniew Brzezinski's writings on geopolitics, this article will analyze the Ukrainian crisis in terms of strategic, economic and ideological interests of the Russian Federation.
Ukraine; Russia; Brzezinski; Geopolitics

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