SEST-677 Russian National Security Policy
Fall for 2016-2017
Spring for 2016-2017
This course examines Russia’s foreign policymaking and has four purposes. The first is to provide students with a better understanding of the principal drivers and constraints shaping Russian foreign policy. The second purpose is for students to learn about Russia’s important relations and key issues with major powers and regions. The third purpose is for students to get familiar with the main instruments and mechanisms in the toolbox of Russian decision-makers and learn how they use them to defend Russian national interests and advance Moscow’s policy priorities in key functional areas. The fourth purpose is for students to develop critical thinking and writing skills so that they can produce high quality analytical products for various types of consumers, using open source information.
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Fall '16: Mansourov A (file download)
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