Publication | Sept. 4, 2013

Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors, and Sectors

Dr. Nikolas K. Gvosdev & Dr. Christopher Marsh | In a truly contemporary analysis of Moscow′s relations with its neighbors and other strategic international actors, Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Christopher Marsh use a comprehensive vectors approach, dividing the world into eight geographic zones. Each vector chapter looks at the dynamics of key bilateral relationships while highlighting major topical issues―oil and energy, defense policy, economic policy, the role of international institutions, and the impact of major interest groups or influencers―demonstrating that Russia formulates multiple, sometimes contrasting, foreign policies. Providing rich historical context as well as exposure to the scholarly literature, Russian Foreign Policy: Interests, Vectors, and Sectors offers an incisive look at how and why Russia partners with some states while it counter-balances others.

ISBN-10: 1452234841
ISBN-13: 978-1452234847