In search of a “place in the sun”. Ukrainian crisis from the perspective of the Russian Federation Cover Image

W poszukiwaniu swojego „miejsca pod słońcem”. Kryzys ukraiński z perspektywy Federacji Rosyjskiej
In search of a “place in the sun”. Ukrainian crisis from the perspective of the Russian Federation

Author(s): Tomasz Stępniewski
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Security and defense, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Towarzystwo Naukowe KUL & Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II
Keywords: Imperialism; Russia as an empire; Russia–Ukraine war; Russian Revisionism

Summary/Abstract: The objective of the present study is an attempt at viewing the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian war from the point of view of the Russian Federation’s (also Russia’s) neo-imperial policy. In order to tackle the research problem effectively, the following questions will be discussed: What are the reasons for Russia’s revisionism in international politics? What motivates Russia to apply revisionism towards the West in its foreign and security policies? What will be the outcome of the revisionism for Ukraine, Europe, and Russia itself? Does the Ukrainian conflict constitute the end of the post-Cold-War period of Russia- the West cooperation? Is the Ukrainian conflict a symbolic end of the post-Cold-War world order? Will Russia succeed in revising the post-Cold-War world order and USA’s dominance? Is Ukraine a hostage in the game between Russia and the West? Is the armed conflict destroying Russia’s plot for the reintegration of the post-Soviet space, whose pivot revolves around Ukraine? Will Russia, as a result of the Ukrainian war, become a regional and even a global superpower?

  • Issue Year: 45/2017
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 119-137
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish