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Theoretical and methodological approaches to the analysis of the US foreign policy evolution and US-Russia relations mutual influence

Priority areas of development: humanitarian
2016
The project has been carried out as part of the HSE Program of Fundamental Studies.

Goal of research. The research aims to analyze the nature, reasons and perspectives of the US-Russia confrontation, as well as developing of the new methodology and forming of theoretical basis for the study of interdependence between international order and the confrontation.

Methodology. The methodology is based on the systemic approach and theoretical and methodological framework of structural realism and neoliberalism.

Empirical base of research. For the actualization of the main research’s goal data bases of the European Union (the Council of Europe) and the USA (The House of Representatives and the US Senate), international organizations (UN, IMF, World Bank, UNCTAD) and also bases of scientific and business periodicals (Elsevier, Taylor& Francis, JSTOR, EastView, EBSCO, Springer) are investigated. Various Russian and foreign (US) media has also played an important role in the preparation of the report.

Results of research. The research allowed to conceptualize the current state and prospects of the US-Russia relations. The research has revealed the nature of mutual approaches of the two powers toward each other, which aims and tasks they put and which instruments they use. The research also allowed to form a conceptual basis for the study of prospects and future evolution of the US-Russia relations.

Level of implementation, recommendations on implementation or outcomes of the implementation of the results. The most important result of the study will be drawing up specific recommendations for the Russian government bodies (Presidential Administration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Russian Federation) on the use of the experience of Western countries to implement programs of financial, economic and military-technical assistance as a foreign policy instrument. A lecture course will be also developed based on the materials of the research.