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Russian Bases Abroad: Security Policy or Power Projection?
Russian Bases Abroad: Security Policy or Power Projection?

Author(s): Marek Brylew
Subject(s): Security and defense
Published by: Wyższa Szkoła Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego i Indywidualnego “Apeiron” w Krakowie
Keywords: Latin America;Arctic;bases;Middle East;Egypt;Russian Federation;military policy;Venezuela;

Summary/Abstract: After the collapse of the bipolar system, the Soviet Union, and then its heir, the Russian Federation, lost its position as a global player in favour of US hegemony. The arms race was abandoned, reduction of military spending began, and Russian troops were withdrawn from most bases outside the country. The changing conditions of Russia’s security, NATO enlargement, and loss of influence in many regions of the world have prompted the Russian authorities to change their security policy and restore the former balance. The security policy of the Russian Federation aimed at rebuilding its superpower position in the world is implemented, among others, through their military presence outside its borders. The use of this instrument in foreign policy serves both to regain a dominant role and to pursue particular interests – including internal ones. A critical analysis based on the literature on the subject, strategic documents of the Russian Federation, and reports and articles available on the Internet confirms the assumption that the Russian Federation successfully strengthens its position in the world, thus strengthening not only the security of the state, but also manifesting its power.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 34
  • Page Range: 78-102
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: English