Russia sotto assedio? Arene convenzionali e non convenzionali nel grande gioco del XXI secolo
In the 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS), the Trump administration, taking a step forward from the Obama administration, explicitly defined the Russian Federation as a "revisionist power" that "challenges" the international order. The publication of the strategic document has fueled a lively debate within the community of international relations scholars and professionals regarding Moscow's role and policies on the global stage since the end of the Cold War. In the field of political science, some important works in English have been produced on the subject. On the contrary, in Italian only some historians of international relations have grappled with the subject. Rarer, however, have been attempts to systematically investigate the relations that major global or regional players have with Russia, none of which in Italian. The presence of such a gap in the political literature constitutes an incentive to analyze, thus going beyond the mere journalistic account, how some actors look at Moscow - and interact with it - in the main conventional and unconventional arenas. This volume aims to have this ambition and proposes a choral work that involves political scientists, area experts and historians of international relations. Without proposing a general interpretative framework upstream, since each of the actors taken into consideration is endowed with a power coefficient, a range of action and interests that are also radically different from each other, each chapter tries to read the relationship object of its investigation through a analytical lens borrowed from the theory of international relations or from international history. Within each contribution, particular attention is dedicated to the unconventional dimension of cybersecurity, which is arousing so much interest in both the scientific and political debate by virtue of the top position that the Russian Federation can boast of.