“Russia’s Mission,” Journal of International Affairs (Columbia University), November 8, 2018. https://jia.sipa.columbia.edu/online-articles/russias-mission
4 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2019
Date Written: February 12, 2019
A decade ago, influential Russian analysts concluded that the emergence of a multipolar world was inevitable, and that Russia could benefit from this transition by adopting a strategy that combined great power realism and “traditional” Russian values.This strategy, first elaborated in Vladimir Putin’s Valdai Speech of 2013, has since come to be known as “civilizational realism.” This essay describes how, through civilizational realism, Russia hopes to forge a new, and more ‘congenial’ world order.
Keywords: Russian Foreign Policy, Russia, Ukraine
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