8 April 2019

Russian Analytical Digest No 234: Russian Think Tanks and Foreign Policy-Making

This edition of the RAD examines the influence of think tanks on Russian foreign policy. Firstly, Igor Okunev outlines obstacles that have impeded the development of independent foreign policy think tanks in Russia and possible steps that could remedy the situation. Secondly, Alexander Graef assesses the evolution of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies (RISI), including the controversy around its role in Russian foreign policy making during the mid-2010s. Graef also notes how a change in leadership in 2017 has seen the RISI undergo another period of reform.

Author Igor Okunev, Alexander Graef, (Editors: Stephen Aris, Matthias Neumann, Robert Orttung, Jeronim Perović, Heiko Pleines, Hans-Henning Schröder, Aglaya Snetkov)

Issue 234

Research Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen; Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University; Center for Eastern European Studies, University of Zurich; German Association for East European Studies
Copyright © 2019 Research Centre for East European Studies at the University of Bremen and Center for Security Studies, ETH Zürich. Image courtesy of Kremlin.ru. (CC BY 4.0)

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