Publication Date

January 2018


This paper examines Russian and American ideologies and their influence on the foreign policies of both countries in historical retrospective and today. The paper especially illustrates the role of ideology in Russia and U.S. relations during different periods with different intensity. In the relatively “calm” periods of history ideology was not that noticeable. However, at other times, Russia and the United States have engaged in a clash of ideologies that provided a powerful impulse to the formation of new models of international relations. Despite the post-Cold War hope that there would be less ideology in international relations in recent decades the role of ideology seems to have increased.

Author Bio(s)

Elena Glazunova is an Associate Professor, School of World Politics, Lomonosov Moscow State University and lecturer in the School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine. She is co-founder and of the Center for Development and Security Studies of MSU. Her most recent book is Origins of International Development Assistance: H.Truman Point 4 Program (1949-1952).

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