Chutzpah and Realism: Vladimir Putin and the Making of Russian Foreign Policy

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Series Details Number 108
Publication Date 13/06/2018
ISBN 978-2-36567-847-6
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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.

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