This volume explores Russia's policy dilemmas in three realms: international security, socio-political, and socio-economic. In each of these categories, Russia faces daunting problems, none of which is likely to be resolved quickly or easily. Yet, over the longer term, the extent to which policymakers are successful in dealing with these challenges will go far in determining Russia's future place in the world, how Russians will live, and what kind of country Russia becomes. Each expertly authored chapter outlines the nature of one major issue, traces its evolution and policy developments under the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, and evaluates the effectiveness and prospects of efforts to come to grips with the challenge.
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Table of Contents
Preface, Stephen K. Wegren; Introduction: Policy and Security Challenges in Russia, James R. Millar and Stephen K. Wegren; Part One: International Security Challenges; Russia's Threat Perceptions, John Reppert; Russian-Asian Relations, Dale Herspring; The Challenge of Relations with Former Republics, Mikhail A. Alexseev; The Challenge of Russia's North-South Integration, Gregory Gleason; Russian-American Relations, Herbert J. Ellison; Part Two: Socio-Political Challenges; The Challenge of Crime and Corruption, Louise I. Shelley; Putin's Vertical Challenge: Center-Periphery Relations, Darrell Slider; The Challenge of Civil Society, Christopher Marsh; Russia's Struggle for Democracy, Joel Moses; Part Three: Socio-Economic Challenges; Labor Challenges and the Problem of Quiescence, Debra Javeline; Russia's Demographic Challenges, Timothy Heleniak; The Challenge of Rural Revival, Stephen K. Wegren, Vladimir R. Belenkiy, and Valeri Patsiorkovski; Environmental Policy Challenges, Nathaniel Trumbull and Craig ZumBrunnen