Explaining Change in Russian Foreign Policy

The Role of Ideas in Post-Soviet Russia’s Conduct towards the West

  • Authors
  • Christian Thorun

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Christian Thorun
      Pages 1-14
  3. Theoretical Framework and Analysis of Discourse

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Christian Thorun
      Pages 17-27
  4. Case Study Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Christian Thorun
      Pages 53-80
  5. Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Christian Thorun
      Pages 137-151
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 152-203

About this book


An assessment of the explanatory utility of different approaches to account for post-Soviet Russia's foreign policy towards the West, arguing that only by focusing both on external constraints and changes in the Russian leadership's foreign policy thinking can we explain major facets of Russia's conduct from 1992-2007.


foreign policy NATO Policy

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