NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century / Edition 1

by Aurel Braun
     
 

Since the end of the Cold War NATO has redefined its raison d’etre, extending its membership, broadening its political goals and widening its zone of operation. It has also sought to enhance its co-operation with Russia, for example through the NATO-Russia Council, though moves here have coincided with factors which make co-operation more difficult, such as

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Since the end of the Cold War NATO has redefined its raison d’etre, extending its membership, broadening its political goals and widening its zone of operation. It has also sought to enhance its co-operation with Russia, for example through the NATO-Russia Council, though moves here have coincided with factors which make co-operation more difficult, such as growing uncertainty about the transition to democracy in Russia, a feeling among some people in Russia that NATO enlargement and the simultaneous diminution of Russia’s influence were related, and, more recently, Russia’s attempts to reassert its influence over its neighbouring states. This book examines the current state of relations between NATO and Russia, examining a number of key areas, and assesses the prospects for future development. It concludes that all parties have a powerful interest in building and maintaining security, and that the growth of the zone of democracy holds out the best hope for solving some of Russia’s most seminal security concerns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415453196
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Series:
Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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1 Electing to fight: emerging democracies and international instability Edward D. Mansfield Mansfield, Edward D. Jack Snyder Snyder, Jack 11

2 Post-postcommunist Russia, the international environment and NATO Timothy J. Colton Colton, Timothy J. 25

3 Russia, NATO enlargement and the strengthening of democracy in the European space S. Neil MacFarlane MacFarlane, S. Neil 39

4 Enlargement and the perils of containment Aurel Braun Braun, Aurel 55

5 NATO beyond Russia Stanley R. Sloan Sloan, Stanley R. 72

6 NATO enlargement and Russia Jeffrey Simon Simon, Jeffrey 91

7 NATO, the European Union, Russia and the fight against terrorism Peter R. Neumann Neumann, Peter R. 111

8 Can Russia be a partner for NATO in the Middle East? Robert O. Freedman Freedman, Robert O. 123

9 Is East-West integration possible? Stephen J. Blank Blank, Stephen J. 161

Index 195

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