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- Author: Toivo Martikainen, Katri Pynnöniemi, Sinikukka Saari
- Publication Date: 11-2016
- Content Type: Policy Brief
- Institution: Finnish Institute of International Affairs
- Abstract: Russia has perceived itself as a great power and has sought international acknowledgement of its status for years. The fact that Moscow regards the post-Soviet space as its sphere of ‘privileged interests’ and the sovereignty of the other post-Soviet states as subordinate to Russia’s national interests is nothing new. Likewise, Russia has persistently objected to the dominant role played by the US in world politics, and the enlargement of NATO. It has attempted to influence the security policy orientation and political choices made by post-Soviet states, and other states neighbouring Russia, such as Finland. These goals are well-established and are likely to remain fundamentally un- changed for years to come.
- Topic: Foreign Policy, International Affairs, Geopolitics
- Political Geography: Russia, Finland