This Independent Study aims to connect Leadership Trait Analysis (LTA) to the idea of Continuity versus Change in foreign policy behavior, and how a states’ National Role Conception (NRC) assists LTA in this endeavor. The cases I have employed will be Russian leaders’ Boris Yeltsin, his reaction to NATO Expansion, and Vladimir Putin, and his posture and policies towards Ukraine. Each leader had a unique vision of how Russia should fit in the post-Cold War era. Utilizing works from Hermann, Breuning, Thies, and many other scholars I hope to accurately portray the sway individual leaders have on the states’ NRC and a state’s foreign policy ambition.
Czubaruk, Colin Edward, "A Grasp for Global Dominance? Analyzing Russian Leaderships' Impact on Russia's National Role Conception" (2023). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 10665.
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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