Accession Number:

AD1085547

Title:

Russian Views of the International Order

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA SANTA MONICA United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2017-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

124.0

Abstract:

Since the end of the Cold War, Russian officials and analysts have expressed increasingly harsh views of the U.S.-led international order. Although Russia initially sought to integrate into the Western system in the early 1990s, Russias leaders today view the U.S.-led order as a threat to Russias core interests in its perceived sphere of influence. This report analyzes Russian views of the U.S.-led international order by identifying Russian interests, perspectives on order, and policies toward key components of order. The goal is to identify key points where Russian and U.S. views of the international order conflict, thereby highlighting the trade-offs, risks, and opportunities in pursuing or compromising the U.S. vision of the international order. This report is part of Building a Sustainable International Order, a larger RAND Corporation project that seeks to understand the existing international order, assess current challenges to the order, and recommend future U.S. policies with respect to the order. For more information on the project, visit www.rand.orgnsrdprojectsinternational-order.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE