The Role of Political Competition and Bargaining in Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Russian Policy Toward Moldova

Kate Litvak*

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    Abstract

    Recent discussions about Russian foreign policy have generally concentrated on its shift to the right. Along with numerous Western observers, who interpret Russian international behavior as a single-player activity, the Russian foreign minister Andrei Kozyrev has himself attempted to portray his policy in terms of realist theory. Answering numerous accusations on "embracing some policies that [he] once spoke out against" (Rafael et al., 1994), Kozyrev paints an explicit picture of a strategic response by his ministry to objective world conditions. However, analysis shows that world conditions played a very small role in shaping Russian foreign policy. Elsevier Science Ltd.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)213-229
    Number of pages17
    JournalCommunist and Post-Communist Studies
    Volume29
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - Jun 1996

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Development
    • Sociology and Political Science

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