Jakub Ferenčík wrote a blog on the topic: The Militarization of Europe: Three Reasons the EU’s Defense Strategy Changed. In his blog, he writes for example about three reasons why the EU defence strategy has changed or the militarisation of Europe and the future of deterrence.
One question we should ask ourselves here is whether there is a threshold of EU or NATO action toward Russia, in the form of economic sanctions, or military and intel support to Ukraine, that would make Putin consider militarily engaging a NATO member. We do not have any real guarantee of this not happening. Although, it should be said that with recent evidence of Russia’s poor military performance, it would be hard to imagine them embarking on another conflict with NATO. From recent evidence, the EU is not willing to take that chance.
Putin aimed to demilitarize Ukraine; in due process, he has managed to remilitarize the EU.
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