Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia's Influence Abroad
James Sherr will introduce his new book, Hard Diplomacy and Soft Coercion: Russia's Influence Abroad (Chatham House, 2013) and discuss the role of soft power in Russia's foreign policy. He will say that today, Tsarist, Soviet and contemporary approaches combine in creative and discordant ways resulting in policy based on a mixture of strategy, improvisation and habit. The novelty of this policy and its apparent successes pose possible dangers for Russia's neighbours, the West and Russia itself.
Attendance is by invitation only.