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The concept of Russian Foreign Policy: A Comparative Study (DIEEEM06-2013)

On 14 March the English version of the new "Foreign Policy Concept of the Russian Federation" was released. This document, signed by Vladimir Putin on 12 February, establishes the basis of the external action of Russia at least until 2018, and replaces the one endorsed by Dmitry Medvedev in July 2008, being that the successor of the Concept approved by Putin in 2000 during his first presidential term. The comparative study of the three Concepts permits to identify the main lines of Russian foreign action and how the Kremlin perceives changes in world geopolitics.

Author: Francisco J. Ruiz González


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