Providing a comprehensive overview of Russia’s foreign policy directions, this handbook brings together an international team of scholars to develop a complex treatment of Russia’s for-eign policy. The chapters draw from numerous theoretical traditions by incorporating ideas of domestic institutions, considerations of national security and international recognition as sources of the nation’s foreign policy. Covering critically important subjects such as Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, the handbook is divided into four key parts:
Part I explores the social and material conditions in which Russia’s foreign policy is formed and implemented.
Part II investigates tools and actors that participate in policy making including diplomacy, military, media, and others.
Part III provides an overview of Russia’s directions towards the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia, and the Arctic.
Part IV addresses the issue of Russia’s participation in global governance and multiple inter-national organizations, as well as the Kremlin’s efforts to build new organizations and formats that suit Russia’s objectives.
Edited by Andrei Tsygankov, the Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy is an invaluable resource to students and scholars of Russian Politics and International Relations, as well as World Politics more generally.
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Chapters by PONARS Eurasia members:
Ch. 2: “Global (post)structural conditions,” by Viatcheslav Morozov
Ch. 9: “Intelligence,” by Mikhail A. Strokan and Brian D. Taylor
Ch. 20: “Central Asia,” by Mariya Y. Omelicheva