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Estudios internacionales (Santiago)

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LEIVA VAN DE MAELE, Diego. Russia is back: Analysis of the evolution of the Russian’s foreign policy in the “Putin era”. Estud. int. (Santiago, en línea) [online]. 2017, vol.49, n.187, pp.9-42. ISSN 0719-3769.

This article analyses the Russian’s Foreign Policy from the arrival of Vladimir Putin to office in 2000, and the various processes of internal reform implemented since then, stating as main hypothesis that these reforms are in direct relation with one of the main objectives of his administration, the international objective of repositioning Russia in the regional and global structure of power.

Since his arrival to office, Vladimir Putin began an accelerated process of power capabilities strengthening, especially in the economic and military fields, which, once consolidated, has permitted Russia to adopt an active and assertive foreign policy, process that is analysed in three moments.

Keywords : International repositioning; Vladimir Putin; Russia; Neorealism; Foreign policy..

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