Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity / Edition 2

Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity / Edition 2

by Andrei P. Tsygankov
     
 

Now fully updated and revised, this clear and comprehensive text explores the past thirty years of Soviet/Russian international relations, comparing foreign policy formation under Gorbachev Yeltsin, Putin, and Medvedev. Drawing on an impressive mastery of both Russian and Western sources, Andrei Tsygankov shows how Moscow's policies have shifted with each leader's

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Now fully updated and revised, this clear and comprehensive text explores the past thirty years of Soviet/Russian international relations, comparing foreign policy formation under Gorbachev Yeltsin, Putin, and Medvedev. Drawing on an impressive mastery of both Russian and Western sources, Andrei Tsygankov shows how Moscow's policies have shifted with each leader's vision of Russia's national interests. He evaluates the successes and failures of Russia's foreign policies, explaining its many turns as Russia's identity and interaction with the West have evolved. The book concludes with reflections on the emergence of the post-Western world and the challenges it presents to Russia's enduring quest for great-power status along with its desire for a special relationship with Western nations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742567535
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/16/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

1Understanding change and continuity in Russia's foreign policy1
2The Cold War crisis and the Soviet new thinking31
3The post-Cold War euphoria and Russia's liberal Westernism55
4The new security challenges and great power balancing91
5The world after September 11 and great power pragmatism127
6Lessons from studying Russia167

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