Russian national security strategy, december 2015 fulltext. The foreign service journal december 2016 understanding russian foreign policy today. Jan 04, 2016 the key issue is what moscow calls the wests efforts to levers of tension in the eurasian region in order to undermine russian national interests. National interests and grand strategy oxford handbooks. The second national interest of russia lies in its relentless quest for respect, which in andrei kortunov words, is a unique feature of russia s culture. Jul 16, 2018 the court filings detail the russian officials and butinas efforts for butina to act as an agent of russia inside the united states by developing relationships with u. National interests report graham allison and robert d. Russia, meanwhile, has its own national interests, which mirror those of the united states. They include a desire to maintain influence over the states that border it for its own security. Russias national interests and foreign policy preferences. The discourse analysis concludes that the kremlin has redefined the countrys national interests after the ukrainian crisis, which indicated an imperative change in russian foreign policy.
Russias core interests and views of the international order. More than 20 warships, support vessels, minesweepers, amphibious boats and landing. Russian interests, strategies, and instruments in the. Russia s core interests and views of the international order. Russian national charged in conspiracy to act as an agent of. To further its interests, russia s leadership has developed a strategy toward the former soviet republics that aims, to adapt the words of former nato secretary general lord hastings ismay, to keep western institutions out, the russians in, and the former soviet republics down. Rethinking russias national interests book, 1994 worldcat. Russia is adding its own twist to americas fierce ac gunship. From the arctic to the baltics, ukraine, and the south caucasus, and increasingly in the.
Today much of the russian land force fights with heavily modernized soviet equipment rather than newly designed or engineered vehicles. Kissinger the ambiguity of national interest francis fukuyama toward a new national idea sergei b. To provide a definite answer one must have a profound understanding of russias national interests in the middle east. Those events vividly show the specificity of defining the national interests, based on one hand on the pursue to being a powerhouse and understanding the interests in the category of power and, on the other hand, resulting from the political identity of russian elites. The foreign policy of each nation is formulated on the basis of its national interest and it is always at work for securing its goals. Unpacking russias new national security strategy center. Most of the artillery, for which the russian army is. Its principal tank is not the t90a, but the less sophisticated t72b3, with many t72b1 and t80u still present in the force. Featuring top defense and national security content by experts such as defense editor david axe, dr. The national interests of the russian federation in the world ocean are a combination of the state and societys needs in the field of maritime activities, achieved based on the maritime potential of the russian federation.
The key issue is what moscow calls the wests efforts to levers of tension in the eurasian region in order to undermine russian national interests. This masters thesis aims to unpack the discourses on russian national interest rni formation. On the occasion of the 30th year anniversary of the aspen strategy group founded. Russias national interests and the west to begin with, russias current assertiveness can be quite telling to single out at least three key national interests of russia. Russia considers itself as an eternal great power and traditional understanding of great power status involves dominance in ones neighborhoodregion.
It could be argued that number one national interest is preservation of current political regime and minimizing chances of western interference in russias domestic affairs. The case of russias security policy conference paper pdf available march 2006 with 480 reads how we measure reads. May 01, 2020 why is a russian submarine headed to syria. This is what russia really wants the national interest. All the nations are always engaged in the process of fulfilling or securing the goals of their national interests.
The research design takes the form of an interpretative single case study. Recently, russian political scientists have caused a lot of confusion amid public perception in regards to the middle. What is the meaning of national in the russian debate. National interests are enduring, such as protecting the integrity of the state and promoting economic prosperity. The current strategy is the basic strategic planning document defining the russian federations national interests and strategic national priorities, objectives, tasks, and measures in the sphere of domestic and foreign policy aimed at strengthening the russian.
In particular, the strategy condemns the support of the united states and the european union of an unconstitutional government coup in ukraine which has led to a deep schism in ukrainian. According to mearsheimer, the key question americans must ask when it comes to evaluating russia is. Russia is adding its own twist to americas fierce ac. The article centres on the debate in russia about nato expansion into central and eastern europe cee and how expansion affects re.
Yet there is no single, overarching conception of what constitutes the national interest or what should be considered as national interests. Pdf the influence of identities on national interests. The military doctrine reflects the commitment of the russian federation to use to protect national interests country and the interests of its allies military action only after exhaustion opportunities applications political, diplomatic, legal, economic, information and other instruments of nonviolent nature. What is the meaning of national in the russian debate about.
The russian caspian flotilla conducted several military exercises in the caspian sea over the last two monthspart of drills connected to the summer training period. Whether the aim is to give russia and the world a holiday gift or to avoid. National interests and geopolitical factors in russia. Reflecting on the russian debate about the national interest, prominent political analyst gleb pavlovsky has.
Russian interests and strategy preventing escalation in the. Since its inception, the national interest, the leading realist journal of international affairs, has devoted a good deal of attention to the relationship between moscow and washington, from the dying days of the cold war to the prospect of true russianamerican partnership following 911. National interests publisher center for the national interest belfer center for science and international affairs release date oct 2011. Russian interests, strategies, and instruments in the common neighbourhood 5 contents 1. Russian national charged in conspiracy to act as an agent. Russian interests and strategy preventing escalation in. Jun 20, 2018 allnational interests apart from the fact that the concept of the allnational is related to the common interests of a nations citizens, which are based on common sense, this concept is fairly abstract the interests of the president. The national interest is owned by the center for the national interest, which is a right leaning think tank created by president richard nixon in 1994. The concept of national interest with its wide range of interpretations remains a quite contested idea for many researchers. Fortunately, framing the conflict in terms of national interests points to a way forward. The state policy of the russian federation in the field of naval operations hereinafter the state policy on naval operations is a set of measures joined by a common vision aimed at ensuring and fulfilling the national interests of the russian federation on the world ocean. How powerful is russia actually, and is it likely to dominate europe or asia. Thomas is an analyst at the foreign military studies office at fort leavenworth, kansas, usa john shull is a regional consultant, serving to us oil companies the views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the. We see the idea of the national interest as an important.
Russias five core interests include defense of the country and the regime, influence in the near abroad, a vision of russia as a great power, noninterference in domestic affairs, and political and economic cooperation as an equal to other great powers. Russian aggression not seen since the end of the cold war at the forthcoming warsaw summit. It began by establishing that the ukrainian crisis became an international issue with russias annexation of crimea and the eruption of separatist insurgencies in russianspeaking regions of eastern ukraine. This edition is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2014 aspen strategy group summer workshop. Russian interests, strategies, and instruments in the common. Stankevich russia, ukraine, and eastern europe nikolai travkin russia as a eurasian power. Whether the aim is to give russia and the world a holiday gift or to avoid notice, this practice effectively ensures that not a few russiawatchers face a. Russia relations are in disarray, with talk of a new cold war pervasive. As much as anniversaries are arbitrary, it is nonetheless hard. Russia sees itself as a status quo power and views nato, and the united states above all, as a challenger to the status quo.
The russian federations national security strategy i. The role and place of neighbours in the russian strategic perspective 10 3. This is what russia really wants i am absolutely sure that russia is not going to yield anything, andranik migranyan told an audience at the center for the national interest. Russia s five core interests include defense of the country and the regime, influence in the near abroad, a vision of russia as a great power, noninterference in domestic affairs, and political and economic cooperation as an equal to other great powers. This main research question will be analysed by assessing the two following subquestions.
House of representatives armed services committee on russias foreign policy and security challenges to the united states and its western allies. Referring to the timeframe from 2012 to 2017, this thesis tries to answer questions regarding the construction of russian national interests and seeks to understand how the annexation of crimea changed discourses on national interest formation. The center on global interests cgi is a 501c3 nonprofit foreignpolicy. For a recent example of the administrations enigmatic approach to the continent, look in turn at the africa sections in the national security strategy nss and the national defense strategy nds. Russia remains an acute and formidable threat both to the united states and to u. It is necessary, thus, to determine what americas interests are in the syrian civil war, which. The russian perception of international politics 7 3. This study examined national interest and international law which focused on the russias annexation of crimean peninsula in ukraine. The court filings detail the russian officials and butinas efforts for butina to act as an agent of russia inside the united states by developing relationships with u. Official russian foreign policy discourse is not solely based on the realist. The aspen strategy groups policy books is an annual series of pieces on the united states most pressing foreign policy and national security issues written by contemporary thought leaders. Panelists talked about a new center for the national interest report on russia and u.
The domestic political system, international system, and organizational interests within the national security bureaucracy also shape national interests. National interest is a key concept in international relations. Russian and american interests after the cold war henry a. Russian national security strategy, december 2015 full. Russia s small and quick alfaclass submarine was an underwater race car by sebastien roblin april 29, 2020 this picture is your clue. The magazine is funded through advertising and subscription fees. Whether the aim is to give russia and the world a holiday gift or to avoid notice, this. On december 31, 2015, russian president vladimir putin approved a new national security strategy for his country. Allnational interests apart from the fact that the concept of the allnational is related to the common interests of a nations citizens, which are based on common sense, this concept is fairly abstract the interests of the president.
This work brings together the reflections and ruminations of statesmen, policymakers. Heterogeneity of the notion of interest in accordance with. Military in africa congressional research service 1 issues for congress on february 6, 2007, president george w. Russias limited access order and its impact on foreign policy. Bush formally announced the creation of a new unified combatant command for the african continent, reflecting africas increasing strategic. Fundamentals of the state policy of the russian federation in. Understanding russian national interests can help the united states predict russian behavior and make better foreign policy choices to improve u. Reflecting on the russian debate about the national interest, prominent political analyst gleb pavlovsky has said today, there are no centers that would work to delineate russian national interests, nor politically rigorous terminology that could be used for that purpose. Fundamentals of the state policy of the russian federation.507 302 578 1052 265 424 1505 281 497 377 1410 1425 1202 249 1040 180 362 126 1341 1581 434 349 1011 1400 1060 285 265 348 235 153 1237 467 598 1152 934 1400 1265 1413 815 718