Russia’s Emerging Foreign Policy Strategy: from «Soviet Nostalgia» to Pragmatism?
The author provides a comprehensive and forward looking overview of Human Development and Human Security in Eurasia and Asia Pacific, arguing that these two dimensions of government policy are inextricably related to peace. Human Development, Human Security and Human Rights in the contemporary world are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. The concept of International Regimes is very much relevant and instrumental in interpreting various aspects of international relations in the region, as well as the impact of the globalization processes on the Asia Pacific. Finally, the author elaborates on how civil society debates in Russia have shaped Russian Foreign Policy in general, toward its neighbors, toward the US and Europe, toward the United Nations, and toward civil society. Could this approach become a model for other nations?