IREP Presents: Understanding conflict between Russia and the West
23 November 2016 |University of Bath
“This session pursues a more nuanced exploration of Russia’s international outlook and its objectives”
Tensions between Russia and the West have increased significantly in recent years. Russia’s dramatic annexation of Crimea and support of an on-going proxy conflict in Eastern Ukraine has attracted profound criticism from the Western powers, while its deepening role in Syria, supporting the Assad regime, has perilously put it on the opposing side of the NATO alliance.
This interactive session seeks to depart from the prevailing Western narrative that simply casts Russia as a revisionist aggressor, instead pursuing a more nuanced exploration of Russia’s international outlook and its objectives, as well as the broader implications for the existing global order.
The session will begin with two short presentations. Dr Paul Goode will first discuss the contemporary Russian perspective towards the West and its origins, before Mr Mattia Cacciatori contextualises conflict between Russia and the West into wider dissatisfaction amongst developing countries with the Western-made global order. The rest of the session will be dedicated to Q&A with the presenters.
This event is supported by the Conflict, Security & International Order research cluster.
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