HØEA03262U Russian Foreign Policy

Volume 2014/2015
Udbydes efter Studieordning for Øst- og Sydøsteuropastudier på BA-niveau med specialisering i de centrale fag Balkanstudier, Grækenlandstudier, Polsk og Russisk, 2010-ordningen og

Studieordning for tilvalgsstudiet på BA-niveau i Østeuropastudier 2007-ordningen og

Studieordning for kandidatuddannelsen i Østeuropastudier 2008-ordningen

An introduction to Russian foreign policy in the post-Soviet years with a special focus on Russia’s relations with the West, with the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States and with major allies. 

By the end of the course the student should be able to 

  • Demonstrate a both broad and deep knowledge of Russian foreign policy in the post-Soviet years, including major themes and policy tools
  • Employ and critically assess key theories from International Relations and Foreign Policy Analysis
  • View and analyse Russia’s foreign policy from the vantage point of alternative theories and paradigms
  • Reflect on possible continuities in Russian foreign policy, including the shadow of the past
  • Reflect on Russia’s relations with the West in particular, including the issue of identity construction


Learning Outcome

BA 2010-ordning Balkan:
Fordybelsesemne (fagelement HBAB01091E)
Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HBAB01101E) 
BA projekt (fagelementkode HBAB01111E) 

BA 2010-ording Polsk:
Fordybelsesemne (fagelementkode HPLB01091)
Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HPLB01101E) 
BA projekt (fagelementkode HPLB01111E) 

BA 2010-ordning Russisk:
Fordybelsesemne (fagelementkode HRUB01091E)
Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HRUB01101E)
BA projekt (fagelementkode HRUB01111E)

BA tilvalg 2007-ordning:
Valgfrit emne (fagelementkode HØEB10031E)
KA 2008-ordning (Østeuropastudier):
Særligt studeret emne II (fagelementkode HØEK03231E)
Emne B (fagelementkode HØEK03241E)
Hovedemne (fagelementkode HØEK03251E)
Valgfag (fagelementkode HØEK03261E)
Formidling (fagelementkode HØEK03281E) 




Students will be required to read a collection of book chapters and articles. These will be made available in a reader

The course builds on discussion and thus heavy student participation and involvement, including optional intelligence briefs on Russian foreign policy issues.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 1
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Practical exercises
  • 14
  • Preparation
  • 369,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment