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Policy Paper: Why Putin’s foreign policy is not rational

There seems to be an international consensus among analysts: Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy is rational. I question this presumption. In international relations, the concept “rationality” has become ubiquitous. Since 2000, around 50% of scholarly international relations references to foreign policy allude to “rationality” (Abulof 2015 pp. 359-360). But “rationality” is rarely defined in international relations literature. The concept “rationality” has different meanings across fields. In international relations, use of the […]

Press Release – The first debate within the project “Dialogues with Russia for a new generation of experts”

On March 7, 2017, the Experts for Security and Global Affairs Association (ESGA) has organized the debate ”Russian Domestic Politics Perspectives for Stagnation or Change during Putin’s Last Presidential Term”, having invited as a guest speaker Mr. Andrei Kolesnikov, Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center.  Maria Domanska, Senior Fellow Russian Department, the Center for Eastern Studies (OSW), Warsaw joined the event by Skype. The debate was moderated by Assoc. Prof, Dr. […]

Foreign Policy Adevărul: Ce mijloace au societăţile civile din Est împotriva lui Putin şi a acoliţilor săi locali?

Putin îşi continuă cursul de coliziune cu Occidentul, sprijinit de 89% din populatia Rusiei, conform ultimelor sondaje. Îl va ţine societatea rusă la conducere pe Putin şi îi va susţine politica externă de tip neo-imperialist sau există poli de putere de unde ar putea apărea o alternativă? Are Occidentul parteneri de dialog la Moscova? Dar în Republica Moldova, unde populaţia a votat în procent de 40% cu partide socialiste şi […]