The syrian and ukraine crises as bargaining failures of the post–cold war international order

Andrej Krickovic*, Yuval Weber

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Russia’s interventions in Ukraine and Syria are designed to force the U.S. to accept a new “grand bargain” about the future of world order. Drawing on bargaining theory, the article argues that any such bargain suffers from acute commitment problems. Russia cannot convince the U.S. that there are limits to its revisionism, while the U.S. is unable to reassure Russia that it won’t renege on any agreements as Russian power declines. President Donald Trump has hinted at détente. But as long as these underlying commitment problems remain unresolved, the two sides will continue their slide towards a new Cold War.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-384
Number of pages12
JournalProblems of Post-Communism
Volume65
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes

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