INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR362 RUSSIAN POLITICS AND FOREING POLICY

Course Code: 3140362
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
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Offered Semester: Once in several years.

Course Objective

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Course Content

This undergraduate course analyses the relationship between Russian politics and foreign policy. The first part of the course deals mainly with the Russian foreign policy thinking and the discussions about the post-Soviet Russian national identity. This is followed by a discussion of the institutions and processes involved in the formulation and implementation of Russian foreign policy. These institutions include the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Security Council, the military and security services, the parliament, the media and the regional governments. The remaining part of the course will analyze the major domestic problems that shape the orientation of Russian foreign policy. These issues include political stability, economic crisis, federalism and ethnic nationalism.

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