The coercive diplomacy of Vladimir Putin (2014-2016)

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The image of the Russian Federation as a sovereign state, which is able to ensure its security by using all means, including military ones, has been crystalized rather recently. Mikhail Gorbachev’s foreign policy was driven by a willingness to avoid international conflicts and manage them via negotiations and compromises. President Boris Yeltsin was a strong advocate of rapprochement with Europe, and initially with the USA. The year 1999 was a turning point for the national security of Russia. Subsequently the Kremlin adopted a range of coercive instruments for its return to the center of world politics. The events of 1999 convinced a new generation of Kremlin leaders that careful use of military power may become a valuable asset in foreign policy. Since then, there has been a firm belief in Moscow that, if used properly, coercive diplomacy may assist in the revision of Russia’s position in international politics, which has been considered as unfair.
Translated title of the contributionДипломатия принуждения Владимира Путина
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Russian Challenge to the European Security Environment
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783319507750
ISBN (Print)9783319507743
StatePublished - 24 Apr 2017

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  • Social Sciences(all)


  • diplomacy, coercion, Russian Federation, NATO, CSTO

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