Accession Number : ADA620444


Title :   Anti-Americanism: A Perfect Addition to a Russian Authoritarian's Political Toolbox


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Gans, Christopher T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a620444.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 139


Abstract : This thesis analyzes anti-Americanism in Russia during the era of Vladimir Putin. The objective is to evaluate Vladimir Putin s anti-Americanism and the political implications of Putinist anti-Americanism within Russia. The central questions that this thesis strives to answer are: (1) What are the roots of Vladimir Putin s anti-Americanism and the anti-American tendencies of segments of the Russian populace from the 1990s to the present day; (2) What is the relationship between the progression of Putin s anti-Americanism and the anti-American sympathies of the Russian public; and (3) What are the potential domestic political benefits garnered by Putin s hybrid authoritarian regime as a result of his anti-American rhetoric and policy positions? This thesis concludes that Vladimir Putin is inherently anti-American and the Russian populace s anti-American mood is directly manipulated by Putin. Putin employs the mechanics of his state to propagate anti-Americanism within Russia for domestic political reasons.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , *RUSSIA , *UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , DEMOCRACY , HISTORY , PUBLIC OPINION , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE