Vladimir Putin and the Evolution of Russian Foreign Policy
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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About the Author.
1. The Putin Phenomenon:.
2. The Inheritance:.
Identity and Self-Perception.
The Political Context.
The Institutional Context.
The Foreign Policy Panorama.
3. The Policy-Making Environment:.
A Cast of Thousands?.
The Primacy of the Individual and the Making (and Breaking) of Policy.
All Together Now?.
4. The Economic Agenda:.
The ‘Unaturalness’ of Economics.
Foreign Policy and Economic Reform.
The Integration Agenda and Globalization.
The Profit Motive.
Geoeconomics and Geopolitics.
Economization and a ‘Balanced’ Foreign Policy.
5. Security and Geopolitics:.
The Geopolitical Mindset.
Change and Continuity in Russian Strategic Thinking.
The Evolution of Threat Perceptions.The Future of Security and Geopolitics – From Anachronism to Rebirth?.
6. Identity, Values and Civilization:.
The Burden of the Past.
Integration with the West.
Identification with the West and the Evolution of the Russian World-View.
7. 11 September and After:.
Policy-Making – Image and Reality.
The Economic Agenda – Westernization with Qualifications.
A New Conception of Security?.
The Repacking of Identity.
Towards a Sustainable Foreign Policy.