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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742567532

ISBN-13: 9780742567535

Pub. Date: 03/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

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

Table of Contents

Note on the Transliteration ix

List of Tables xi

Chronology of Key Foreign Policy Events, 1985-2009 xiii

Preface xxiii

1 Understanding Change and Continuity in Russia's Foreign Policy 1

2 The Cold War Crisis and the Soviet New Thinking 31

3 The Post-Cold War Euphoria and Russia's Liberal Westernism 55

4 The New Security Challenges and Great Power Balancing 93

5 The World after September 11 and Great Power Pragmatism 129

6 The U.S. Regime Change Strategy and a New Face of Great Power Pragmatism 171

7 The Post-Western World and Russia's Search for a New Direction 201

8 Conclusions and Lessons 221

Essential Reading 245

Index 249

About the Author 265

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