Bachelor of Arts
Russia, Georgia, Ukraine, Energy, Gas, Oil, Leverage, Foreign policy, Gazprom; Itera
This work explores Russia’s use of energy as leverage in the near abroad. This work argues that different strategies of using energy, such as moderation or aggression, lead to different outcomes in the near abroad. The current work on Russian foreign policy fails to provide an explanation for the wildly different outcomes of Georgia and Ukraine – this work seeks to fill in those gaps.
Visotzky, Alexander M., "Double-Edged Sword: Russia’s Use of Energy as Leverage in the Near Abroad" (2009). Honors Papers. 486.