Interview 180: Russia's "Near Abroad" Policy Focuses on Security, Dismisses China

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has continued to refer to its neighboring countries – the former Soviet republics and, at times, other Eastern European countries formerly under Soviet influences – as the “near abroad.” The term, a literal translation of the Russian blizhnee zaru

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'Interview 180' features roughly three-minute videos of one-on-one, Q&A sessions with decisions makers, politicians and analysts who provide focused insight on EurasiaNet's coverage region. Justin Burke is editor of EurasiaNet.

Interview 180: Russia's "Near Abroad" Policy Focuses on Security, Dismisses China

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