When Russia intervenes, according to analyst Olga Oliker, the result is not the respect that Moscow seeks but a reputation for unpredictability. A policy of anti-American opportunism renders many of the Kremlin's relationships transactional and fleeting. Oliker argues that until Russia develops a more intentional foreign policy, the country's influence won't extend beyond its neighborhood.
Research Article|December 01 2016
Russian Brinksmanship: Don’t Confuse Unpredictability with Strength
World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 81-83.
Olga Oliker; Russian Brinksmanship: Don’t Confuse Unpredictability with Strength. World Policy Journal 1 December 2016; 33 (4): 81–83. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07402775-3812991
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