Wilson Center Experts

Steve D. Boilard

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
;
Russia
Affiliation:
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Western Kentucky University
Wilson Center Project(s):
Russian Foreign Policy in 3-D
Term:
Feb 01, 1998
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Mar 01, 1998

Project Summary

This project concerns the development of Russian foreign policy after the collapse of the USSR. There is particular emphasis on the analysis of the primary issues that undergird efforts to construct a new Russian foreign policy, and thence to identify the different competing foreign policy orientations that are held by Russian elites. 3 fundamental themes that underlie elite discussions of Russian foreign policy are identified: Russia’s linkage to a larger civilization, the geographical scope of Russian interests, and the external threat facing Russia.