Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy

Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy

Author(s): Bobo Lo

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405102995

Online ISBN: 9780470696408

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696408

About this Book

Almost three years after the first voluntary handover of power in Russian history, this book examines Putin's management of this complex agenda, and considers how Moscow's current approach to international relations resembles and differs from that under Yeltsin.



  • Examines Putin's management of Russia's foreign policy two years after the first voluntary handover of power in Russian history.
  • Considers how Moscow's current approach to international relations resembles and differs from that under Yeltsin.
  • Analyses whether changes in foreign policy have been qualitative, or largely cosmetic.
  • Explores growing talk of a 'strategic partnership&apos' with the US and the West.
  • Assesses the realism of such hopes and considers whether we are indeed witnessing a strategic shift in the mentality and conduct of such Russian foreign policy.

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