Foreign and Security Policies as a Legal Problem between Center and Regions
Author(s): Mikhail Rykhtik, Alexander Sergounin
Series: Project Regionalization of Russian Foreign and Security Policy
Publisher(s): Forschungsstelle für Sicherheitspolitik und Konfliktanalyse, ETH Zurich
Publication Year: 2002
This paper examines the legal system regulating the foreign and security policymaking capacities of Russian regions and attempts to identify its most pressing needs. In particular, the study explores the constitutional laws of the federal center and the regions, instances of conflict between federal and local legislation and Moscow's attempts at harmonizing national and regional legislation governing the federal center and the regions' behavior in the international arena.