28 February 2014
Russia as a Challenger of the West
This chapter from the CSS’s 2014 "Strategic Trends" volume focuses on Russia’s increasingly uncompromising and confrontational policies towards the West. Indeed, it is a consciously anti-Western approach which has its roots in the regime’s weakness, isolation, and insecurity. Despite its frailty, however, the present regime in Moscow, along with its thumb-in-the-eye policies, is here to stay for the foreseeable future.
© 2014 Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich