Russia Vs. the West

  • 2017

Russia Vs. the West

Author:
Christophe Barbier
Abstract:

My research will focus on Russia’s relations versus the Western world from the past to the present day. Russia's vision and perception toward the West since the end of the Cold War have changed the world, and the idealism for the West and Russia have distanced themselves both diplomatically and politically. For viewers to understand the implication of this research analysis, I will examine Russia’s brutal past, the Russian Revolution of 1917, the unending Cold War’s with renewing tensions today and the fall of Communism which precipitated the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. In this Master’s research paper, I will analyze the underlying causes of tensed diplomatic tensions, unconstructive ties with the West and deteriorating relations that continue exacerbate any diplomatic relations from leading to constructive, forward thinking, and successful outcomes that prevent both hemispheres from reaching a stable footing in international affairs. Lastly, I will investigate and bring forth to the readers tangible evidence that Russia and the West will continue for years to come to be suspicious and skeptical of one and another. East-West’s problematic political discourses compounded by construed, distrustful, and complicated bilateral relations with in the crossfire NATO and the European Union could substantially destabilize peace and security and reshape the world itself between the East and the West.