The Russo–American dispute over the invasion of Iraq: international status and the role of positional goods

  title={The Russo–American dispute over the invasion of Iraq: international status and the role of positional goods},
  author={Thomas Ambrosio},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={1189 - 1210}
  • Thomas Ambrosio
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
RUSSIAN OPPOSITION TO THE US INVASION OF IRAQ was a dramatic departure from the rapprochement between Washington and Moscow after 11 September 2001. Before 9/11 Russian policy was based upon the need to balance American power through the promotion of global multipolarity-a system of global checks and balances through which the negative consequences of American-dominated unipolarity could be blocked and American power and influence would be restrained so that Washington would be prohibited from… 

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