Policy Memos

Russia's "Libya Debate": Political Meanings and Repercussions

Policy Memo:

178

Publication Date:

09-2011

Description:

Russia’s reaction to the recent uprisings in the Middle East and Libya, in particular, was striking for two reasons. First, it unmasked multiple trends in the Kremlin’s foreign policy machinery. Second, the deep perceptual gaps between Russian and European discourses on Libya revived the oft-discussed question of the role of Russia in today’s evolving international society. [...]

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About the author

Visiting Professor, Johan Skytte Institute of Political Studies
University of Tartu, Estonia