|Author (Person)||Lo, Bobo|
|Publisher||French Institute of International Relations (IFRI)|
|Series Title||IFRI Policy Papers: Russie.Nei.Visions|
|Series Details||Number 108|
|Content Type||Research Paper|
In the course of his presidency, Vladimir Putin has presided over a remarkable expansion of Russian foreign policy.
During the 1990s, Russia was a regional power in all but name. Today, however, we are witnessing the re-emergence of a global Russia, whose ambition and confidence are at a post-Cold War high. The conviction that it is integral to a new world order reflects not only a historical sense of entitlement, but also renewed self-belief.
But this progression masks major flaws. Despite impressive demonstrations of military might in Ukraine and Syria, and Putin’s tactical dexterity, Russia remains a weak power in many respects.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations|
|Countries / Regions||Russia|