Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past

By Robert Legvold,

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Because the turbulent trajectory of Russia's foreign policy since the collapse of the Soviet Union echoes previous moments of social and political transformation, history offers a special vantage point from which to judge the current course of events. In this book, a mix of leading historians and political scientists examines…

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1 author picked Russian Foreign Policy in the Twenty-First Century and the Shadow of the Past as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Russia’s foreign policy has followed different historical trajectories and relations with the outside world. This excellent collection of works by historians and social scientists focuses on the long “shadows of the past” as a lens through which to assess the country’s international behavior and moments of transformation. The explored themes include the impact of Russian foreign policy on domestic political structures, imperial identity, geographic settings, position within the global economy, and others. 

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