Monthly Archives: December 2020

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CURRENT RUSSIAN POLICY TOWARD THE MENA REGION

The article studies current policy of the Russian Federation in the MENA region, which is becoming one of the pivots of the Kremlin’s revisionist approach to the post-bipolar world order. It examines the main goals pursued by Moscow in the Middle East, conditions and factors that lead to the strengthening of Russian positions in the…

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VICTIMISATION OF THE “CRIMEAN SYNDROME”

When justifying the seizure of Crimea, the Russian president pretended to be a victim of the Western policy and manipulatively argued that the only way to confront NATO’s illusory penetration into the Ukrainian peninsula was to “facilitate” its “reunification” with Russia. The obsession to tear Crimea away from Ukraine appeared to be one of the…

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RUSSIA AND THE DILEMMA OF SEPARATIST TERRITORIES

An important part of Russia’s grand strategy since the 1990s has been the use of conflict zones across the post-Soviet space for geopolitical aims. Moscow’s battle with the West over the borderlands – i.e., the regions that adjoin Russia from the west and south – has involved keeping Moldova, Ukraine, and the South Caucasus through…

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INFORMATION OPERATIONS IN RUSSIA’S FOREIGN POLICY ARSENAL: TARGETING RELATIONS BETWEEN POLAND AND UKRAINE

Information security has become a strategically important aspect of international relations. Rapid development of information and communications technologies increases its importance. This paper focuses on the analysis of Russia’s capabilities to achieve its foreign policy goals through methods of negative informational impact. Attempts to undermine the information security of Poland and Ukraine and to provoke…

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RUSSIA`S STRATEGY TOWARDS POST-SOVIET STATES AS IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NEW DOCTRINE OF LIMITED SOVEREIGNTY

Principles and practical implications of Russia’s current policy toward the post-Soviet states are presented in this paper. On the basis of Russia’s domestic legal and regulatory documents, as well as public statements of the leadership, it was concluded that the Kremlin has laid out a new foreign policy strategy and a corresponding foreign policy doctrine…

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INSTRUMENTS OF RUSSIAN HYBRID ACTIONS AGAINST BRITISH AND AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PROCESSES

The US elections and the Brexit referendum in 2016 marked a peculiar milestone of informational and quasi-political confrontation. Not only the results of the said events were surprising for the general public, but they also revealed specific peculiarities of the capacity of hybrid influence and interference in domestic democratic processes of other countries. Russian state…

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