Russian foreign policy

  • The Explanatory Power of Structural Realism in the 21st Century: the Eastern Partnership, Russian Expansionism and the War in Ukraine

    Author: Renata Kunert-Milcarz
    E-mail: renata.kunert-milcarz@uwr.edu.pl
    Institution: University of Wrocław (Poland)
    Author: Maciej Herbut
    E-mail: maciej.herbut@uwr.edu.pl
    Institution: University of Wrocław (Poland)
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 190-204
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2017212
    PDF: ppsy/46-2/ppsy2017212.pdf

    While the scope of the paper is to assess the actions undertaken by the European Union towards the FSU-CIS (the former Soviet Union, Commonwealth of Independent States) which was manifested through the Eastern Partnership Initiative in the years 2008–2014, the focus will be centred on theoretical concepts and their ‘explanatory power’ rather than actions undertaken by European or Russian decision makers. Taking that into the account, this essay will critically assess the explanatory power of the neorealist school of thought which although overtly criticized, still remains a viable tool in explaining the processes occurring in international relations.

  • Retrospections and Perspectives of Russian Diplomacy Actions in 2006

    Author: Miao Huashou
    Year of publication: 2007
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    Pages: 12-25
    DOI Address: http://dx.doi.org/10.15804/ppsy2007002
    PDF: ppsy/36/ppsy2007002.pdf

    According to he author of this article, Prof. Miao Huashou – from the Euro-Asian Social Development Research Institute and from the Development Research Center of the PRCh State Council, Russian diplomacy may boast of many great successes in 2006. Russia once again creates its image of a great empire by demonstrating its geopolitical and economic inuences. €e country underlines this way its position of an empire equal to the USA. It will continue to strengthen its inuences in the Commonwealth of Independent States and undertake all the eorts aiming to development of strategic partnership with the EU on equal rules. It will also develop its contacts with the USA, as well as it will continue political dialogue and economic cooperation with other, great world powers.

  • Russian Geopolitical Advancements in the Black Sea Region: the Annexation of Crimea

    Author: Ostap Kushnir
    Institution: Lazarski University
    Year of publication: 2017
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    Pages: 111-135
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/athena.2017.56.07
    PDF: apsp/56/apsp5607.pdf

    The annexation of Crimea is not an ordinary event in contemporary international relations. Since WWII, there has been no precedent in Europe when one state under dubious premises has forcefully annexed a part of another state. This article scrutinizes the Crimean case in the context of the ongoing Ukrainian crisis and uncovers the rationale behind Russia’s aggressive policies in the Black Sea Region. To accomplish this task, several steps have been undertaken. Primarily, the recent speeches of Russian officials and Kremlin-originated documents have been analyzed. Secondly, the tactics favored by the Kremlin to achieve its geopolitical goals have been explained and assessed (through applying frameworks of meta-geography and soft power security). Thirdly, the future prospects for Crimea with its gradual transformation in the counter- NATO fortress have been outlined.

  • China as a Strategic Economic Partner in the Concepts of Russian Foreign Policy in the 2020s

    Author: Rafał Lisiakiewicz
    E-mail: rafal.lisiakiewicz@uek.krakow.pl
    Institution: Cracow University of Economics
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8649-6518
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 43-65
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/npw20212803
    PDF: npw/28/npw2803.pdf

    China as a Strategic Economic Partner in the Concepts of Russian Foreign Policy in the 2020s

    The article presents an idea of the possible Russian - Chinese strategic economic partnership at the beginning of the 21st century. The author indicates the main factors influencing Russian Federation foreign policy towards China from the perspective of a neoclassical realism.The author stands that according to J. Rosenau, the main factors determining the Russian foreign policy are idiosyncratic and role. Then he analyses the Russian documents of foreign policy, economic data and geopolitical ideas. On that ground, he makes a simple analyse using the neoclassical realism model, that’s integrates Foreign Policy Analyse and International Relations Theory, joining independent and intervening variables, to support the article’s hypotheses. That hypotheses say that, firstly, The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) plays a role of diversification of Russia’s international economic ties; and secondly, The PRC status as a Russia’s strategic partner is at issue, despite the official declarations of both sides.

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