What are Putin’s main foreign policy objectives in general and since Russia’s Syria intervention in particular? Professor Andrei Tsygankov will discuss Putin’s decision-making in the context of his core beliefs on fighting terrorism and the new great power rivalry with the West.
Andrei P. Tsygankov is Professor at the departments of Political Science and International Relations at San Francisco State University. Tsygankov has published extensively on Russian foreign policy, state building and Russophobia. His latest monograph is “Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity.”