INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

IR463 RUSSIAN FOREGIN POLICY

Course Code: 3140463
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. OKTAY FIRAT TANRISEVER
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

This undergraduate course intends to enable the students to understand the dynamics of Russian foreign policy in the post-Cold War era.

Course Content

This undergraduate course intends to explore the dynamics of Russian foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. Emphasizing the ambivalent position of Russia between the Eastern and the Western Worlds, the course evaluates the impact of post-Soviet transition process on the foreign policy orientation of Russia. The first part of the course deals mainly with the Soviet foreign policy, forming the historical background of the contemporary Russian foreign policy. This is followed by a discussion of the basic principles of the contemporary Russian foreign policy with reference to the major issue-areas.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course unit, the students are expected to be able to describe and explain the main principles of Russian foreign policy and analyze its problems.