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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