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Great Decisions: Russia's Foreign Policy LDF73
Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia is projecting an autocratic model of governance abroad and working to undermine the influence of liberal democracies, namely along Russias historical borderlands. Russia caused an international uproar in 2016, when it interfered in the U.S. presidential contest. But Putins foreign policy toolkit includes other instruments, from alliances with autocrats to proxy wars with the U.S. in Georgia, Ukraine and Syria. How does Putin conceive of national interests, and why do Russian citizens support him? How should the United States respond to Putins foreign policy ambitions?
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