Russian Foreign Policy

Course #NS4425

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This advanced seminar introduces theoretical approaches to the study of foreign policy and focuses on the content of post-soviet Russia's foreign policy. Students will learn what Russia's foreign policy consists of and who or what makes it. The course aims to give students a greater ability to analyze the critical determinants of foreign policy and an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of contemporary Russia's foreign policy interests. Prerequisites: None.

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Learning Outcomes

·       Understand the impact of Russian culture, history, economics, politics, and geography on Russian foreign policy.

·       Understand the range of policy tools used by the Russian leadership in the pursuit of the country’s foreign policy interests.

·       Demonstrate an ability to present a Russian perspective effectively in a relevant foreign policy decision-making scenario.

·       Demonstrate a knowledge of Russia’s priorities in its relationship to the United States as well as options for U.S. policy-makers in dealing with Russia.

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