The Economic Dimension of Russian Foreign Policy in Central Asia After 9/11. Pursuing and Promoting Energy Diplomacy (English Version)
Since he become president, Vladimir Putin had two important points on his policy agenda, which he has tried to fully maximize. Firstly, he intented to pursue a foreign economic policy and secondly to preserve Russia s economic interests, aiming therefore to achieve WTO membership. Moreover, these two points are best reflected in Russia s policy towards the Central Asian states. Considering these issues, the purpose of this study is to analiyze the salience of the economic ties that exist between Russia and the five oil –rich republics. As a result, this dissertation aims to contribute to the understanding of Russia s position in world politics after 9/11 by analyzing the impact of these events on shaping Russia s attitude in preserving its economic interests in Central Asia after the US troop s arrival in the region. All the advanced propositions are done by examining the available English or Russian literature that focuses on the existing economic ties between Russia and Central Asia.
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