Russian Culture, Policy and Politics



Russian Diaspora and the politics of Russian Nationalism in the Post Soviet Era
Değirmen, Burcu Fadime; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of International Relations (2008)
This thesis examines how Russian political elites and intellectuals have approached the issues of Russian nation and diaspora since 1991. This thesis observes that while Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin claim to advocate a civic definition of a nation in the boundaries of Russia; they extend the definition of Russian nation to cover the ‘Russian diaspora’ as well. This thesis argues that the inclusion of the term Russian diaspora in Russian discourse of nationalism has paved the way for developing a consens...
Russian Historiography on the Battle of Sarykamysh
Pamir Dietrich, Ayşe (2014-11-01)
Russian-Syrian relations since the Arab spring: a strong alliance
Şen, Ayça Hüma; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2020)
This thesis analyzes the relations between Russia and Syria since the Arab Spring within the framework of small state foreign policy behavior and alliance formation mechanism built upon by Syria. By doing so, historical background of the relations, major challenges, vulnerabilities as well as strenghts were pointed out within the prism of Russian-Syrian relations in the region and its regional and international effects and consequences tried to be evaluated under a Russian-Syrian alliance.
Russian foreign policy and the discourse of eurasianism rhetoric versus reality
Akgül, Esra; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2005)
This thesis aims to examine the evolution of the discourse of Eurasianism and its impact on the formulation and implementation of post-Soviet Russian foreign policy. The thesis argues that both of Russia̕s post-Soviet leaders: Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin have used the discourse of neo-Eurasianism pragmatically whenever it suited Russia̕s interests. Moscow ignored this discourse when its foreign policy interests contradicted with the main tenets of this ideology. The thesis has five chapters. Following ...
Russian foreign policy towards Iran under Vladimir Putin : 2000-2008
Dinpajouh, Mona; Tanrısever, Oktay Fırat; Department of Eurasian Studies (2009)
This thesis analyses the foreign policy of Russia towards Iran during Vladimir Putin’s presidency. This thesis examines energy, security and regional issues in relation to the cooperation between these two states. Contrary to the view that Russia’s relation with Iran is an example of strategic partnership, this thesis argues that Russia does not consider Iran as a strategic partner due to her own global ambitions. Russia just seeks to keep Iran under her sphere of influence. In fact, Russia’s is not willing...
Citation Formats
R. Dietrich, Russian Culture, Policy and Politics. 2005.