Russian Foreign Affairs – January, 2016

Russian Foreign Affairs in the News
January, 2016

SSI-banner Russian foreign policy and foreign policies concerning Russia have been of particular interest to those following world affairs lately. With Russia’s more assertive stance on the world stage, Russia’s absorption of Crimea, and resulting sanctions, arms buildups, and global geopolitical restructuring and repositioning, keeping a close eye on this part of the world is especially important to understanding global security and international politics.

This free resource serves to track and analyze these issues as they develop in Eurasia.


Remittances from Russia Falling
Russia’s economy contracted last year, and remittances have plummeted. In dollar terms, money sent home from Russia by Tajik migrants is down 44%, those to Uzbekistan fell by half, and those to Kyrgyzstan fell by a third.

The Litvinenko Inquiry
The full text of an inquiry carried out by the British government into the death of the former Russian spy is now available online.

How Russia Sees the World
There’s a middle course between nationalist isolation and globalist impulses.

How Russians See Themselves and Russia’s Role in the World
Two-thirds of people in Russia believe that Russia’s influence in the world has been growing in recent years.

Also –

US Policy Toward Central Asia 3.0
With changing geopolitical needs and possibilities, what kind of Central Asian policy should the US maintain?

Two Years After Maidan
What do the polls and economic data say about Ukraine today?


About the Author

Jonathon Rainey
Jonathan Rainey majored in History and English at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. While at Francis Marion, he was a member of Phi Alpha Theta, National History Honors Society and worked as a reporter for The Patriot, the university's newspaper. Jonathan will be serving as an SRAS Home and Abroad Scholar in Vladivostok for the 2015-2016 school year.
Josh Wilson
Josh Wilson is the Assistant Director for The School of Russian and Asian Studies (SRAS) and Communications Director for Alinga Consulting Group. In those capacities, he has been managing publications and informative websites covering geopolitics, history, business, economy, and politics in Eurasia since 2003. He is based in Moscow, Russia. For SRAS, he also assists in program development and leads the Home and Abroad Programs.