The Russian Foreign Policy and Its Relation With the West. An Approach From Neoclassical Realism

Author:
Antonio Sánchez Ortega
Profesor Ayudante Doctor de Derecho Internacional Público y Relaciones Internacionales, Universidad de Granada (Assistant Professor International Law and International Relations, University of Granada) santega@ugr.es

Abstract:
This work aims to analyze Russia’s foreign policy, especially with regard to its relations with the West. The main objective is to try to understand the motives that laid down behind the transition from pre-Western positions in the 1990s to a confrontational relationship. To carry out this analysis, the neoclassical realistic paradigm will be used as an interpretive element. Particular attention will be paid to the assessment of threats arising from systemic imperatives and to the elements that establish the relative power of the State.

Index:
1. INTRODUCCIÓN.—2. EL REALISMO NEOCLÁSICO COMO ELEMENTO DE ANÁLISIS DE LA POLÍTICA RUSA.—3. Las relaciones de Rusia con Occidente.— 3.1. Del occidentalismo moderado a la desilusión.—3.2. La primera etapa del gobierno de Vladimir Putin.—3.3. De la política del reset a la crisis de Ucrania.—3.4. La intervención en Siria como bálsamo de la resaca ucraniana.—4. CONCLUSIONES

Keywords:
international relations; neoclassical realism; power; Russia’s foreign policy;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 72 1 2020

Section:
Studies

Pages:
163-186

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.72.1.2020.1.07

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