Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and Black Sea Region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe By Vsevolod Samokhvalov
English | PDF | 2017 | 296 Pages | ISBN : 3319520776 | 11.5 MB
This book provides a detailed analysis of Russia’s ‘great power identity’ and the role of Europe in forming this identity. ‘Great power identity’ implies an expansionist foreign policy, and yet this does not explain all the complexities of the Russian state. For instance, it cannot explain why Russia decided to take over Crimea, but provided only limited support to break-away regions in Eastern Ukraine.