A “Grand Bargain”. What would Russia want?

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If you take a closer look at the discussion around the “grand bargain”, it is fairly noticeable that it is being mainly conducted in the West. In Russia, this topic is almost irrelevant. The Kremlin’s foreign policy is dictated by the task of preserving the political regime created by Vladimir Putin. A demonstrative confrontation with the West in the form of a “besieged fortress” brings significant advantages for domestic politics. For the political elite, a confrontation with the West in the international arena is a way of legitimising the further tenure at the helm of the country. Nonetheless, this tactic has a limited period of utility.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationNew Eastern Europe
StatePublished - 2020


  • politics
  • Diplomatic history
  • Military history
  • Political history
  • Recent History (1900 till today)
  • International relations/trade
  • Security and defense


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