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What the Kremlin is Thinking

Putin's Vision for Eurasia

Author: Alexander Lukin
July/August 2014
Foreign Affairs


Soon after the Soviet Union's collapse in 1991, Western leaders began to think of Russia as a partner. Although Washington and its friends in Europe never considered Moscow a true ally, they assumed that Russia shared their basic domestic and foreign policy goals and would gradually come to embrace Western-style democracy at home and liberal norms abroad.

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