NATO-Russia Relations in the Twenty-First Century

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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 ...

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Overview

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: 9780415546379
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/14/2009
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Aurel Braun is Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively on communist affairs and strategic studies with a special focus on the problems of the transformation of the socialist systems in the former Soviet Union and in Eastern Europe. He is also a specialist in international law. He is the author and/or editor of several books, including Dilemmas of Transition; and The Extreme Right: Freedom and Security At Risk.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: Thinking About Security and Democracy - Aurel Braun

SECTION I

Chapter 1. Electing to Fight: Emerging Democracies and International Instability - Edward Mansfield and Jack Snyder

Chapter 2. Post-Postcommunist Russia, the International Environment and NATO - Timothy J. Colton

Chapter 3. Russia, NATO Enlargement, and the Strengthening of Democracy

in the European Space - S. Neil MacFarlane

SECTION II

Chapter 4. Enlargement and the Perils of Containment - Aurel Braun

Chapter 5. NATO Beyond Russia - Stanley R. Sloan

Chapter 6. Russia and NATO Enlargement - Jeffrey Simon

SECTION III

Chapter 7. NATO, the European Union, Russia and the Fight Against Terrorism - Peter R. Neumann

Chapter 8. Can Russia be a Partner for NATO in the Middle East? - Robert O. Freedman

Chapter 9. Is East-West Integration Possible? - Stephen J. Blank

Conclusion: Tendencies and Prospects for Security and Democracy - Aurel Braun

About the Contributors

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