The Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations published a new policy brief, “Teaching International Relations after Russia’s Annexation of Crimea” written by Toms Rostoks (University of Latvia), April 2021. Read the policy brief here.

Professor Rostoks shares his insights from his teaching experience at higher education institutions in Latvia and explores several mainstream IR theories, Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism, to explain Russia’s foreign policy behaviour with Ukraine, the impact of domestic influences on Russia’s foreign policy and the impacts of sanctions on Russia and the relationship with Europe and globally.

Toms Rostoks is Associate Professor in international relations at the Department of Political Science, University of Latvia and a faculty member of the university’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. He is also a Senior Researcher at the Centre for Security and Strategic Research at the National Defence Academy of Latvia.

This policy brief is based on a presentation at the Network workshop, The EU and Canada in the Face of Changing US Global Policy, held on March 25, 2019, at Carleton University. The Workshop was co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union and by Carleton University.

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The Jean Monnet Network on EU-Canada Relations: The EU and Canada in Dialogue is housed at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, The project supports a network involving Carleton University and four European partner universities: University of Antwerp, Technical University Darmstadt, Technical University Munich, and University of Latvia.