Abstract The year 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of a formal declaration of friendship and partnership between Russia and Kazakhstan. In this context, this paper analyses the relations between the two largest states in the former USSR, Russia and Kazakhstan during the years from 1991 to present with an emphasis on Russian Foreign policy and interests. The focus is on relations as seen in the huge intensity of bilateral meetings and agreements in the Putin era. The paper also provides...
Introduction When Vladimir Putin was elected as the president of Russia in 1991, the majority of Russia saw this as a sign of hope for Russian and Western relations. They believed that Putin would finally be the one to forge the relationship that both Russia and the European Union had pledged to build (Gower, 2008). However, as Russia grew into a more authoritarian state, the Russian agenda transformed into primarily focusing on material benefits. As a result of the economic...
In the world today many see Russia with a critical lense which prompts the question – Is Russia receding into a communist nation like its predecessors? The media, government actions, scandals, and the treatment of citizens have caused a call for an investigation. Recent articles have taken a leap of curiosity into Russia to find the truth. History has shown that dictatorships, like Russia with Putin, are harmful to the citizens and Putin needs to be stopped. Putin’s control of...
What is a leader? According to oxforddictionaries.com (lexico), a leader is a person who commands a group, organization, or country and leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization. What is leadership? There are many different views and perceptions on leadership and what it exactly means. This is because there are many different types of leaders and many different views on them, but it can be concluded that leadership is the ability and skill to...
The Ukraine Crisis. Who is at fault? The Ukrainian crisis refers to the Euromaidan protests from 2013 to 2014 associated with the emergent social movement for the integration of Ukraine into the European Union. The Crisis began on the 21st of November 2013 when the former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych suspended preparations for the implementation of an economic deal with the European Union and decided to accept a $15 billion Russian counteroffer instead. The decision sparked mass protests from supporters...
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President Vladimir Putin would have spent twenty-five years at the height of Russia’s power by the end of his term as president. His actions have defined post-Soviet Russia perhaps more than any since the end of communism in 1991. Russia with the assistance of Putin has defined its new role in the world, although not in a way that the West has welcomed. He has achieved this with a backdrop of sanctions, economic decline and ruptured relations between Russia and...
The name of Niccolò Machiavelli is often heard on our lips when referring to a certain situation or someone ‘Machiavellian’ (being clever but dishonest and immoral to achieve some means) used to address the different varieties of men (as in mankind) that behave in a not so ‘moral’ way. It is true that Machiavelli was no saint, no lawyer is, but this poor Florentine man did nothing but writing a book full of guidelines for rulers to keep ruling. To...
With recent events taking place in Ukraine, the world, again, is living through the situation that was normal just some 40 years ago; a large, but fading superpower is threatening nuclear war on everyone who dares to stand up against it. There have been a few major nuclear blackmail events; almost all of them involved the US, UK, USSR, or China. Russia’s Mr. Putin vs Ukraine and the West is not just about blackmail anymore. We argue that in nuclear...
1.1 Who is Putin? “We don’t need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and cares for the society as a whole.” Vladimir Putin Putin is a Russian politician and a former intelligence officer who is now serving as President of Russia for the fourth time while he has served as the Prime Minister of the country from 2008 to 2012. Putin has been a significant figure regarding the matters...
Nationalist Identity politics in Russia Introduction: In this report, Russian nationalist identity politics will be examined through the use of findings and discussion. Below a list of results from extensive research will be listed, then followed by a brief discussion on how Putin uses Russian Nationalism to assert dominance and control over the west. Firstly though, a brief overview. Relations between the west and Russia are at their worst since the Cold war, yet Nationalism is on the rise with...
The focus of this study is to understand the influence of leaders in decision-making of foreign policy and the subsequent impact of the choices thatthey make at the international level. In todays time, it has become mandatory to know what is going around the world, the relationships of different countries, their politics. The two countries that I have chosen are leading the world in many aspects. Now to talk about them, it can be done by comparing the leaderships of...