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@book{ Sieg2016,
 title = {Between Geopolitics and Transformation: Challenges and Perspectives for the Eastern Partnership},
 author = {Sieg, Hans Martin},
 year = {2016},
 series = {DGAP-Analyse},
 pages = {14},
 volume = {10},
 address = {Berlin},
 publisher = {Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik e.V.},
 issn = {1611-7034},
 urn = {},
 abstract = {The EU’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) faces a double challenge. The transformation of post-Soviet countries it was designed to support has largely failed to emerge. In its place, a conflict with Russia has arisen for which the EaP was unprepared. This spells a dilemma. Rather than support EaP governments on the basis of their reform records, the EU is tempted to back them for the geopolitical choices they have made (namely, for their professed pro-European positions). In the long run, however, the EaP cannot succeed without delivering on its "transformational agenda." Even in countries that have already signed Association Agreements with the EU, the ultimate success of the EaP is in question. This analysis describes the EaP's "transformational challenge." It argues that geopolitical competition with Russia was neither avoidable nor will it be easy to overcome. The key obstacle to change, however, is not geopolitical competition but the veto power of vested interests within EaP countries themselves. Since this veto power marks a crucial difference from conditions that prevailed in EU enlargements in Central Europe, the EaP's response must apply a different transformational logic. The EU must go beyond merely supporting reforms in the EaP and effectively take co-responsibility for them. This involves upgrading the principle of conditionality and getting involved more directly in implementation. The paper concludes by stressing the importance of human resources in state institutions and proposes concrete measures for appointing and retaining qualified personnel and, particularly, independent leaders for key law enforcement and regulatory bodies.},
 keywords = {internationale Zusammenarbeit; international cooperation; Assoziierung; association (political, legal); Ost-West-Beziehungen; East-West relations; Ost-West-Konflikt; East-West conflict; Geopolitik; geopolitics; Konfliktpotential; conflict potential; Partikularismus; particularism; UdSSR-Nachfolgestaat; USSR successor state; postsozialistisches Land; post-socialist country; internationale Beziehungen; international relations; EU; EU; Ukraine; Ukraine; Republik Moldau; Moldova; Russland; Russia}}