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Resurgence of a Great Power : Russia's Foreign Policy Instruments

Student: Marc pierre andre Demey

Supervisor: Maxim Bratersky

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: International Relations in Eurasia (Master)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2020

This paper aims to review Russia’s main foreign policy instruments in the context of the growing multi-polarization of the world. For this endeavour, based on the study of the major schools of IR, we divided our work in three parts: Russia’s military, Russia’s instruments in the information war and Russia’s economic tools. Our analysis demonstrated that Russia has at its disposal a wide variety of tools of different nature and unevenly developed to achieve its foreign policy goals. We concluded that although Russia’s great power status rests for the major part on its reborn and particularly advanced military, Moscow has been successfully developing new non-military instruments to leverage its foreign policy.

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