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Near Abroad - Russian foreign policy strategy in the post-soviet space

Author(s): Viorica Ticu
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii LUCIAN BLAGA din Sibiu
Keywords: Post-Soviet space; Near Abroad; Russia; Commonwealth of Independent States; foreign policy; Eurasia; geopolitical interests; geostrategy

Summary/Abstract: After the shock loss of quality from the center of gravity in Eurasia, Russia has entered a turbulent period of adaptation to the new status - post-imperial. Taking the difficult mission to regain national identity and redefine strategic identity, Russia plunged into a long process, calculated in generations and decades, the paradigm shift about themselves and the world surrounding it. Considering the extent of historical change, Russia through its elites, discover new options that would fit geostrategic position. Therefore, speaking about Russian foreign policy in the 90s, we can identify some geopolitical mega-projects around which political forces have coalesced. In this connection, „Near Abroad” - is significant because this strategy Russia aims to become the new generator system integration and consolidation of regional ex-Soviet, who’s historical, human and economic in its view, heir USSR would justify this project.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 53-63
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Romanian