Germanys East Policies: Expert Assessments and Political Prospects

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2012-9-52-60

A. Devyatkov, Institute of Humanities, Tyumen State University, 2, Lenina Str., Tyumen', Tyumenskaya reg., 625003, Russian Federation (
A. Makarychev, Freie Universität Berlin, 16-18, Kaiserswerther Str., Berlin, 14195, Germany (

Abstract. The article analyzes the contours of today’s German “Eastern policy” and its interconnection with the Russian-German “strategic partnership”. The authors come to a conclusion, that German “Eastern policy” is embedded not only in the context of (geo)economic interests, but to the same extent in the context of European and Euro-Atlantic solidarity. The format of bilateral “strategic partnership” resolves only a part of Russian foreign policy tasks, without developing multilateral initiatives, which would involve other key actors, like Poland, and would be more productive for realization of Russian interests in Europe.

Keywords: strategic partnership, common neighborhood, Eastern partnership, European security

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For citation:
Devyatkov A., Makarychev A. Germanys East Policies: Expert Assessments and Political Prospects . World Eonomy and International Relations, 2012, no. 9, pp. 52-60.

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