EASTERN EUROPE AND SOUTH CAUCASUS: RUSSIA’S LONG SHADOW Cover Image

EUROPA WSCHODNIA I KAUKAZ POŁUDNIOWY: DŁUGI CIEŃ ROSJI
EASTERN EUROPE AND SOUTH CAUCASUS: RUSSIA’S LONG SHADOW

Author(s): Andrzej Szeptycki
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Economy, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.
Keywords: Eastern Europe; South Caucasus; Russian Federation; sphere of infl uence policy; hard power; soft power
Summary/Abstract: This article aims to analyze the current situation in Eastern Europe and South Caucasusfrom the perspective of Russia’s foreign policy. The Russian Federation seeks torebuild its dominance in the post-Soviet area, in particular in Ukraine and Belarus,as well as in the countries belonging to the Eurasian Economic Union. While it doesnot have a hegemonic position in the region, its infl uence has a relatively limited butlasting character, all the more so due to European Union’s passivity and its lack of anyattractive and credible off er beyond association agreements, as well as the adventurismof the US policy under Donald Trump. In the coming years, Russia’s growing concernwill be the competition with China in the region.

  • Page Range: 242-257
  • Page Count: 16
  • Publication Year: 2020
  • Language: Polish