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Kaliningrad: A Dual Shift in Cooperation and Conflict

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/10/2020
<mark>Journal</mark>East European Politics
Issue number4
Volume36
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)515-528
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date14/05/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Poland's accession to NATO in 1999 undermined Russian-NATO relations. A similar contestation occurred before the EU's eastern enlargement when the transit of Russians to and from Kaliningrad was a contentious topic in EU-Russian diplomacy. Currently Russia's deployment of missiles in Kaliningrad is a security concern. This article argues that NATO's security concerns replaced EU-Russian contestation about visa liberalisation as the main source of conflict in their relationship. It demonstrates that the case of Kaliningrad reflects a dual shift from a contested to a fluid boundary in EU-Russian relations, and from a contested to a solid boundary in NATO-Russian relations.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in East European Poliitics on 14/05/2020, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21599165.2020.1763313