The Uses of Sovereignty in Twenty-first Century Russian Foreign Policy

  title={The Uses of Sovereignty in Twenty-first Century Russian Foreign Policy},
  author={Ruth Deyermond},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={957 - 984}
  • Ruth Deyermond
  • Published 2 July 2016
  • Political Science
  • Europe-Asia Studies
Abstract Contemporary Russian foreign policy demonstrates a dual approach to state sovereignty, using a Westphalian model of sovereignty outside the former Soviet region and a post-Soviet model inside it. This approach performs three functions in contemporary Russian foreign policy: securing Russian national interests at domestic, regional, and international levels; balancing against the United States; and acting as a marker of ‘non-Western’ power identity in an emergent multipolar order. The… 

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