Wilson Center Experts

Martyna Fox

Short-Term Grant
Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
, Foreign Service Institute
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Eastern Question in Russian Politics: Interplay of Diplomacy, Opinion, and Interest, 1905 - 1917
Aug 01, 1992
Aug 01, 1992

Project Summary

why did the Tsarist government reorient its foreign policy between 1904 and 1914, shifting emphasis from the Far East to Europe and the Near East to the point of going to war over the Balkan question in 1914? why was the Balkan and Near Eastern policy so important as to compel not only the Tsarist, but also the Provisional Governnment, to continue the war effort despite a precarious domestic situation and the staggering social costs of the war? Russian foreign policy;