On June 30, within the framework of the Meeting Russia Discussion Club, the presentation of the analytical report "Russia's Foreign Policy: The Internal-International Link" was held. The paper was published on the basis of the Italian Institute for International Political Studies (ISPI).
The report is dedicated to the analysis of the decision-making process in the field of Russian foreign policy. Among the authors of the book are the Meeting Russia alumni Eleonora Tafuro Ambrosetti and Alexander Graef. On behalf of the Russian expert society, the lead researcher at the Center for Situational Analysis of IMEMO Sergey Utkin also took part in the discussion.
As part of the presentation, the authors gave a brief overview of the report and provided the views of European researchers on the foreign policy decision-making process in Russia, comparing it to a "black box". The speakers also spoke about the main features of the Russian foreign policy system such as the vertical structure of power and the existence of many internal actors influencing the Russian political course, including the Russian Orthodox Church.