The Calculations of Russia’s Neighbors

Part of the Global Forecast 2015

For Russia’s neighbors in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, the Ukraine crisis is a watershed moment. Since independence, these countries had pursued a “multi-vector” foreign policy, which meant seeking new partnerships while acknowledging their dependence on Russia and being careful to respect Russian red lines.

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program