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12 Oct 2015

This issue of the RAD contains four articles that focus on Russia’s foreign policy and the Putin regime’s current approach to security. More specifically, the articles explore 1) why Russia's more assertive foreign policy should be interpreted through the lenses of the country’s global ambitions and domestic politics; 2) how the confrontation between Russia and the West over Ukraine illustrates the profound incompatibility of each side’s strategic priorities; 3) how the prominence of Russia's intelligence and security communities represent both an advantage and a threat to the government of Vladimir Putin; and 4) how the language used in Russia’s recently revised national security documents reflects the country's ambitions on the world stage.

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Author Aglaya Snetkov, Keir Giles, Mark Galeotti, Katri Pynnöniemi
Series Russian Analytical Digest (RAD)
Issue 173
Publisher Center for Security Studies (CSS)
Copyright © 2015 Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE), Center for Security Studies (CSS), German Association for East European Studies (DGO), The Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University, The Institute of History at the University of Zurich, Resource Security Institute.
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