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Beyond Crimea: The New Russian Empire

Agnia Grigas


Over the coming years the question on every Russia scholar’s, policymaker’s, and military strategist’s mind will be whether a resurgent Russia will seek additional territorial expansion in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet states. Since Russia annexed Crimea in March 2014 and waged a shadow war in eastern Ukraine on the pretext of protecting Russian compatriots, a reassessment of the Kremlin’s strategic and territorial objectives is due. What other countries and borders are at risk? What military and soft power tools will Russia utilize? Where is Russia likely to succeed in achieving its aims ... More

Keywords: Russia, Russian foreign policy, Russian soft power, Russian empire, Vladimir Putin, Russian compatriots, Russian minorities, Russian information warfare, Post-soviet states, Ukrainian war, Baltic States, Central Asia, Georgia, Moldova, Russian territorial ambitions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300214505
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300214505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agnia Grigas, author
Atlantic Council