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Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review

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Energy resources as the tools of foreign policy: the case of Russia

Giedrius Česnakas
Published Online: 2016-12-22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lfpr-2016-0022

Abstract

The article provides an explanation of how energy resources become instruments in Russia’s foreign policy towards countries-consumers at the same time indicating elements determining the efficiency of energy instruments to reach Russia’s foreign policy goals. The article argues that Russia expanded its state power in energy sector through direct and indirect mobilisation. There are two types of energy instruments - sway and compel. The effectiveness of energy instruments depends on barriers country-consumer has. Instruments may have positive targeted and foreseen as well untargeted and unforeseen negative consequences for Russia and countries-consumers in Post-Soviet space especially focusing on Belarus and Ukraine.

Keywords: Energy; foreign policy; Russia; economic statecraft; neoclassical realism; post-soviet space

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Published Online: 2016-12-22

Published in Print: 2016-06-01


Citation Information: Lithuanian Foreign Policy Review, Volume 35, Issue 1, Pages 9–40, ISSN (Online) 1822-9638, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/lfpr-2016-0022.

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