Russian Foreign Policy

Course NameRussian Foreign Policy
Course CodeIRS353
Description‘The course Russian Foreign Policy: Emerging, Declining or Great Power? is intended to offer students an overview of Russian foreign policy, the motives shaping it and the forces hiding behind. It will also explore the instruments Russia uses on the international arena. The time framework spreads from the dissolution of the Soviet Union till today. The students are expected to investigate motives, continuities and changes, as well as other contributing factors.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Demonstrate developed comprehensive knowledge about Russian foreign policy;
– Have overall knowledge about decision-making within Russian foreign policy;
– Understand the motives behind Russian foreign policy decisions;
– Assess claims and evidence about decision-making in Russian foreign policy;
– Engage critically with the literature by exposing and discussing contradictions and problematic issues.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)