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Russia in the post-Cold War international order

Buzan, Barry (2021) Russia in the post-Cold War international order. Russia in Global Affairs, 19 (4). 22 - 35. ISSN 1810-6374

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Identification Number: 10.31278/1810-6374-2021-19-4-22-35


This paper argues that while Russia has always had a strong need to be acknowledged as a great power, its ability to sustain that position has been under question since the onset of global modernity during the 19th century. Although generally able to sustain a plausible military profile, Russia has been amongst the less successful modern states in economic terms, not least because of its difficulty in establishing an efficient relationship with capitalism. This unbalanced development continues in place today and shows no sign of changing. Russia’s decision to link itself strategically to China, puts its great power status increasingly at risk as it becomes an ever-more junior partner to the rising Asian giant.

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Additional Information: © 2021 Foreign Policy Research Foundation
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2022 12:39
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 14:12

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