Wilson Center Experts

Alexander Zaslavsky

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
PhD Candidate, Oxford University
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Use of History in Russian Foreign and Security Policy Decision-Making Since 1991
Apr 01, 2000
May 01, 2000

Project Summary

Uncovers long-term continuities in Russian foreign policy and demonstrates how the use of history has affected Russia’s policy toward Yugoslavia since 1991. Demonstrates the presence of highly symbolic legacies that touch on the core historical mythology of the ’nation’ have important implications for Russian foreign policy and that tsarist history has been widely used in the formulation, assessment and justification of Russian foreign policy.