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№115. Russia’s Soft Power Ambitions
№115. Russia’s Soft Power Ambitions

Author(s): Nicu Popescu
Subject(s): Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, EU-Accession / EU-DEvelopment
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: Soft power; Russia; European Union; international relations;
Summary/Abstract: The European Union thinks of itself as a ‘soft power’, which is defined by Joseph Nye as the “ability to get what you want through attraction rather than through coercion” and which can “be cultivated through relations with allies, economic assistance, and cultural exchanges.” Few would think that Russia has ‘soft power’ ambitions, but the truth is that Russia has started to invest in the infrastructure of a soft power.

  • Page Count: 4
  • Publication Year: 2006
  • Language: English
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