Recent discussions about Russian foreign policy have generally concentrated on its shift to the right. Along with numerous Western observers, who interpret Russian international behavior as a single-player activity, the Russian foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev has himself attempted to portray his policy in terms of realist theory. Answering numerous accusations on “embracing some policies that [he] once spoke out against” (Rafaei et al., 1994), Kozyrev paints an explicit picture of a strategic response by his ministry to objective world conditions. However, analysis shows that world conditions played a very small role in shaping Russian foreign policy.
The Role of Political Competition and Bargaining in Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Russian Policy Toward Moldova
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Kate Litvak; The Role of Political Competition and Bargaining in Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Russian Policy Toward Moldova. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 June 1996; 29 (2): 213–229. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0967-067X(96)00006-2
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