Providing a comprehensive overview of Russia’s foreign policy directions, this handbook brings together an international team of scholars to develop a complex treatment of Russia’s foreign policy. The chapters draw from numerous theoretical traditions by incorporating ideas of domestic institutions, considerations of national security and international recognition as sources of the nation’s foreign policy. Covering critically important subjects such as Russia’s military interventions in Ukraine and Syria, the handbook is divided into four key parts:
Part I explores the social and material conditions in which Russia’s foreign policy is formed and implemented.
Part II investigates tools and actors that participate in policy making including diplomacy, military, media, and others.
Part III provides an overview of Russia’s directions towards the United States, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Eurasia, and the Arctic.
Part IV addresses the issue of Russia’s participation in global governance and multiple international organizations, as well as the Kremlin’s efforts to build new organizations and formats that suit Russia’s objectives.
The Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy is an invaluable resource to students and scholars of Russian Politics and International Relations, as well as World Politics more generally.
Table of Contents
Part I: CONDITIONS & THEORIES Introduction, Andrei P. Tsygankov 1. International norms and identity, Valentina Feklyunina 2. Global (post) structural conditions, Viatcheslav Morozov 3. Power and national security, Elena Kropatcheva 4. Geopolitics, John Berryman 5. Nationalism, Luke March 6. Petropolitics, Yuval Weber Part II: TOOLS & ACTORS Introduction, Andrei P. Tsygankov 7. Diplomacy, Charles Ziegler 8. Natural Gas, Boris Barkanov 9. Intelligence, Mikhail Strokan & Brian Taylor 10. Military, Valeri Konyshev & Alexander Sergunin 11. Cyber power, Julien Nocetti 12. Media & public diplomacy, Greg Simons 13. Russian Orthodox Church , Nicolai Petro Part III: DIRECTIONS Introduction, Andrei P. Tsygankov 14. The United States, Kari Roberts 15. Asia-Pacific and China, Natasha Kuhrt 16. The European Union, Tuomas Forsberg & Hiski Haukalla 17. Central and Eastern Europe, Dmitry Offitserov-Belskiy & Andrei Sushentsov 18. The Middle East, Phillipp Casula & Mark Katz 19. The Caucasus, Maxim Suchkov 20. Central Asia, Mariya Omelicheva 21. Arctic, Robert English & Andrew Thvedt Part IV: ORGANIZATIONS Introduction, Andrei P. Tsygankov 22. The United Nations, Alexander Sergunin 23. G20, Andrej Krickovic 24. European organizations, Hanna Smith 25. Asian organizations, Artyom Lukin 26. Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Maria Freire 27. The Eurasian Economic Union, Mikhail Molchanov 28. Collective Security Treaty Organization, Ruth Deyermond
Andrei P. Tsygankov is Professor of Political Science and International Relations at San Francisco State University. He has published widely in the United States, Russia, Europe, and China, and his books include Russia’s Foreign Policy and Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin.