Publication type: Book part
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Title: Russia in the MENA region : a familiar tale of economic means to political ends
Authors: Hartwell, Christopher A.
et. al: No
Published in: Russia in the Middle East and North Africa : Continuity and Change
Editors of the parent work: Lovotti, Chiara
Tafuro Ambrosetti, Eleonora
Hartwell, Christopher A.
Chmielewska, Aleksandra
Page(s): 104
Pages to: 126
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Routledge
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
ISBN: 9780429286230
Language: English
Subject (DDC): 327: International relations
330: Economics
Abstract: The economic relationship between the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and post-Soviet Russia has lagged, seemingly without reason, since the fall of communism. Much of this is due to the collapse of traditional ties built during the Cold War, while Russia’s abandonment of global competition with the United States in the 1990s forced an economic (as well as political) withdrawal. Since the rise of Vladimir Putin, however, and Russia’s own economic recovery, economic ties have been used as a political cudgel, as a way to expand Russia’s influence and plant the flag where necessary. Unfortunately, the protectionist and anti-market policies prevalent in both MENA and Russia mean that economics will only ever be an adjunct to politics, leaving the economic relationship underfed and neglected.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
Appears in collections:Publikationen School of Management and Law

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