the end of the cold war and the disintegration of the soviet :union: marked the start of a new era in international relations. when russia's power and influence weakened, some newly independent states of central asia and the caucasus have taken tendency toward relation with west. for europe resource of new countries notably oil and gas was very important for independent from russia energy. west’s attitude to former ussr and enlargement of nato to east, western support for the colour revolutions in region, and missile defense of nato have big dangerous for russia’s security. the kremlin has portrayed russia as a victim of nato and western expansionism. this problems create russia’s new assertiveness and the role of energy as a key factor in shaping the country ̓s behavior in international relations, and in building political and economic power domestically, moscow want to increase europe’s dependence on russian energy supplies therefore this country try control energy productions axis and transits axis in central asia, caucasus and west europe. this paper tries explaining russia’s behavior about energy with defensive realism.
جستجوی کلمه کلیدیthe end of the cold war and the disintegration of the soviet :union: marked the start of a new era in international relations. when russia's power and influence weakened