02 Mar 2012

Farewell to the liberal technocrat? Reassessing Medvedev’s foreign policy legacy

Andrey Makarychev

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One of the pivotal criteria for judging the success or failure of Medvedev’s diplomacy is the progress made by Russia in its integration into international society. From this crucial viewpoint, he certainly widened the 'window of opportunity' for a more positive interaction with the West, although the movement in this direction has obviously not been linear. Author Andrey Makarychev assesses President Medvedev’s foreign policy legacy in this new CEPS Commentary.

Andrey Makarychev is Visiting Professor at the Free University of Berlin and Professor of International Relations, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University, Russia.