Vladimir Putin And The New World Order

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Overview

J. L. Black's latest work is an attempt to expose the textures of Russia's perceptions of itself and its place in the world. Basing his work almost entirely on Russian sources, Black found himself returning to his Cold War practice of citing and decoding feature items from the Russian press. The difference between then and now, of course, is that during the Cold War, he struggled to read between the lines; now he tries to digest the lines themselves. As it did then, the Russian press still provides a very good indication of prevailing moods within the political and military elite establishments of Moscow. It is also still evident that if we are to understand Russian foreign policy making, we must attempt to view international situations through the prism of Russian analysts and officials.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
Black presents the results of extensive research in the Russian press on key issues in Russian foreign policy from early 2000 through the middle of 2002. Recommended.
International Journal, Spring 2005 - J. Frank Harrison
Professor Black gives us the Russian view of the world by examining the first years of the Putin presidency. The book is, first, detailed history of the regime's foreign policy from December 1999 to May 2002. Second, it presents an analysis of the main areas of foreign policy concern. The sources are almost entirely Russian, which provides the reader with invaluable insights into the political mind of the Russian leadership, particularly that of Putin….Splendid book.
CHOICE
Black presents the results of extensive research in the Russian press on key issues in Russian foreign policy from early 2000 through the middle of 2002. Recommended.
International Affairs
[Black] highlights some interesting but neglected source material and, in doing so, provides an important counterbalance to the western-based analyses that dominate foreign thinking about Russia. More generally, his detailed description of events, policy statements, and international agreements offers a good reference base to scholars in the field.
The Virginia Quarterly Review
Black's book is the most massively detailed examination of the foreign policy of Putin available, as far as I know, anywhere.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742529656
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/29/2004
  • Pages: 382
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

J. L. Black is professor emeritus of Russian and Soviet history and director of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR), Carleton University, Ottawa.

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Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Where We Were in January 2000
Pt. I Two-and-a-Half Years of Foreign Policy Experimenting
1 Yeltsin's Legacy, 1999 3
2 Setting the Stage, 2000 23
3 Summitry and Beyond, 2000 61
4 Negotiating from Strength, 2001 105
5 The Mandate Revisited, 2001 135
6 From "Axis of Evil" to "Vladimir and George," 2002 159
Pt. II The Two-Headed Eagle Faces East and West
7 Debating Security and Defense 185
8 The Caucasus Vortex 223
9 Ukraine and Belarus 247
10 The CIS and Central Asia 275
11 Courting China and India 297
12 Dealing with "Rogue" States 321
13 Conclusion: Where We Were in May 2002 345
App Changing "Dividing Lines" in Europe and Eurasia as of May 2002 349
Bibliography 351
Index 355
About the Author 367
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