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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The delicate balance: Gazprom and Russia's competing and complementary roles in 21st century international relations
by Francis, David, M.A.L.S., Georgetown University, 2009, 84; 1470785
Abstract (Summary)

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, many have accused Russia of using its energy monopoly Gazprom as a foreign policy tool in Europe. Those who believe this point to three gas disputes between Russia and Ukraine, which they see as punishment for Ukraine's democratic reforms. However, this argument fails to consider Gazprom's actions in terms of its goals of a corporation. This paper shows, through qualitative research and interviews, that Gazprom has goals independent of Russian foreign policy objectives, and that the company has embraced corporate values at a time when Russia is moving away from western liberal ideals.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stent, Angela
School: Georgetown University
Department: Liberal Studies
School Location: United States -- District of Columbia
Source: MAI 48/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: International law, Energy
Keywords: Dmitry Medvedev, Europe, Gazprom, Natural gas, Russia, Ukraine
Publication Number: 1470785
ISBN: 978-1-109-53607-2
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