AbstractsPolitical Science

The Re-emergence of a Superpower - Russias 21th century

by Omar Souary

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2014
Keywords: Russia; Ukraine
Record ID: 1120226
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/17181


Russia is currently the largest supplier of gas to the European market and this position has had consequences for Europe. This was seen with the pricing disputes between Russia and Ukraine which affected several nations in Europe. This thesis explores the ambitions and motivations in the Russian government in relations to its natural gas. Further a analysis of the Russian identity in the post-cold war era is conducted using concepts developed by Roger Kanet and Pavel Baev.