All Content

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Thinking foreign policy in Russia: Think tanks and grand narratives

Russia’s post-Crimean foreign policy does not exist in a vacuum. Its ramifications are colliding with regional and global trends that are effectively destabilizing the post-Cold War international order.

Report by Anton Barbashin & Alexander Graef

Civil Society International Norms

Anton Barbashin joined the Atlantic Council as a Research Fellow at the Eurasia Center in spring of 2019 focusing on Russian foreign policy. Mr. Barbashin is a co-founder and an Editorial Director at Riddle, an online publication on Russian affairs (

From 2015 to 2018, Mr. Barbashin was a managing Editor of Intersection, a Warsaw based Russian affairs journal and an analyst at the Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding.

His writings have appeared at Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, openDemocracy Russia, The Russia File, Forbes Russia, among others. He is an editor of A successful failure: Russia after Crimea, Warsaw: Centrum Polsko-Rosyjskiego Dialogu i Porozumienia, 2017.