Accession Number : AD1030398


Title :   From the Bear's Mouth: Analyzing Vladimir Putin's Rhetoric and Its Implications for Russian Grand Strategy


Descriptive Note : Technical Report


Corporate Author : AIR UNIVERSITY,SCHOOL OF ADVANCED AIR AND SPACE STUDIES MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE United States


Personal Author(s) : Berger,John


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1030398.pdf


Report Date : 01 Jun 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 107


Abstract : Since Vladimir Putin was elected president in 2000, Russia has experienced a dramatic resurgence on the international stage. Concurrent with Russias rise, animosity between Russia and the West has risen. When Russian troops seized Crimea in 2014, the West expressed surprise, outrage, and concern at Putins blatant disregard for Ukrainian sovereignty and international law. Former Sovietologists were thrust back into the mainstream and everyone wanted to know what Vladimir Putin wanted. A google search of What does Putin Want? yields articles from Foreign Policy, CNN, Time Magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and more. National security analysts fielded questions about whether the crisis in Ukraine was the start of a new Cold War.


Descriptors :   Russia , international relations , international law , national politics , globalization , treaties , weapons of mass destruction , intergovernmental organizations , political systems , national security , political movements , warfare , air force , contingency operations (military)


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE