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Russia's "contribution" to the inception of the Eastern partnership

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Rotaru, Vasile

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Abstract The present paper analyses Russia's relations with six former Soviet republics (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), since the fall of the USSR until the launch of the Eastern Partnership (EaP). By using qualitative research methods: discourse analysis, document analysis and press coverage, the author focuses on three main factors that contributed to the alienation of these countries from Russia: "energodiplomacy", trade wars and support of secessionist conflicts, arguing that the rapprochement of this countries with the West, especially with the EU, came not only from the economic reasons but from the need of preserving the state core values.
Keywords crude oil; diplomacy; trade policy; international conflict; international relations; Russia; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belorussia; Georgia; Moldova; Ukraine; international economic relations; partnership; energy policy
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; National Economy
Document language English
Publication Year 2014
Page/Pages p. 221-241
Journal Studia Politica : Romanian Political Science Review, 14 (2014) 2
ISSN 1582-4551
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works