1 April 2013


Dr Andrew Monaghan

Former Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme


  • Russia's new Foreign Policy Concept, published in February 2013, offers important insight into how Russia views an international environment that has changed considerably since 2008, where it fits in it and how it will seek to act.
  • Understanding the new Foreign Policy Concept may help to overcome misunderstanding of Russian activity. Some observers suggest that Russian foreign policy is characterized by increasing isolationist tendencies. But the document suggests the contrary and that Russia will be more active in international affairs.
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