Having discussed in general terms the nature of `humanitarian’ intervention and assistance, the authors argue that history, geography and power relations dictate that Russia is almost bound to intervene in some way, shape, or form in affairs in the near aborad. In order to explore this proposition, the discussions will then focus on the evolution and nature of Russian relations with specific near abroad countries since 1992. The areas to be examined in detail will be relations between Russia and the Baltic states of Estonia and Latvia, and Russian policies towards the secessionist crisis in Moldova. It will be asked to what extent it can plausibly be argued that Russian policy has been motivated by genuine humanitarian concerns about the fate of Russians outside Russia or whether professed concerns basically amount to little more than a diplomatic figleaf for a neo-imperialist agenda.
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