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Why the Arab Spring set Russia on the road to confrontation with the West

Dannreuther, Roland (2015) Why the Arab Spring set Russia on the road to confrontation with the West. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

What are the key factors underpinning the stand-off between Russia and the West over Ukraine? Roland Dannreuther writes that while tensions escalated in the immediate aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, the Arab Spring had a significant role in framing the eventual confrontation. He notes that disagreements over the West’s intervention in Libya had a key impact on the domestic balance of power within Russia, while fears of protest movements threatening the regime of Vladimir Putin helped foster a deep suspicion of Western approaches to democracy promotion.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71554

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