Main vectors of Russia's foreign policy (1991-2014)

Main vectors of Russia's foreign policy (1991-2014)

Авторы: Зонова Татьяна Владимировна, Райнхардт Роман Отмарович
Zonova T. Main vectors of Russia's foreign policy (1991-2014) / T.Zonova, R.Reinhardt // Rivista di studi politici internazionali. — 2014. — №4. — С. 501-516.

The article casts light upon the evolution of Russia’s approaches to foreign policy throughout the period of 1991-2014 conditioned by changes of the geopolitical juncture, shifts on the world arena, as well as the transformation of the country’s position thereon. It provides an acute insight into the major dimensions of Russian foreign policy, in particular relations with the USA and NATO, the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Alongside tracking the alterations of foreign policy doctrines and key concepts, the authors also look into its causes and underpinning by analyzing internal political processes and conflicts of interests within Russia. As far as today’s complicated situation involving the Ukrainian crisis is concerned, the outlined experience gives ground for a rather positive outlook about the possibility to overcome the current confrontation between Russia and Western countries provided both parties prove the willingness to do so.

Ключевые слова: Russia-NATO relations, Russia-EU relations, Russian foreign policy, CIS, Ukrainian crisis, network diplomacy, open diplomacy, multipolar world, cold war legacy, nuclear disarmament.
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