Russia after the Fall

Russia after the Fall

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Russia after the Fall by Andrew C. Kuchins

Russia's first decade after the collapse of the Soviet Union has been simultaneously tumultuous and transformative. For most of the 1990s the Russian economy was in free fall, the legal system in absentia, and the majority of citizens engaged primarily in survival efforts. Not surprisingly, the former superpower also struggled to adapt to its greatly diminished means and status. Russia after the Fall is a collection of essays by internationally renowned experts on Russian politics, economics, society, and foreign and security policy. The volume is comprehensive in its coverage of key topics as well as reflective of contemporary debates on developments in Russia. The essays provide retrospective analyses on how Russia has fared in its reform efforts and a prospective look at the challenges ahead. This book will be of interest to scholars, students, and to a general audience seeking to better understand where Russia has been and where it is going. Contributors include Anders Åslund (Carnegie Endowment), Harley Balzer (Georgetown University), Clifford Gaddy (Brookings Institution), James Goldgeier (George Washington University), Rose Gottemoeller (Carnegie Endowment), Thomas E. Graham Jr. (Carnegie Endowment), Joel Hellman (World Bank), Stephen Holmes (New York University), Andrew C. Kuchins (Carnegie Endowment), Anatol Lieven (Carnegie Endowment), Michael McFaul (Carnegie Endowment), Martha Brill Olcott (Carnegie Endowment), Dmitri Trenin (Carnegie Moscow Center), and Judyth Twigg (Virginia Commonwealth University). Andrew C. Kuchins is the director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment where he specializes in Russian policy and security issues. He is coeditor of Russia and Japan: An Unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 1993)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780870031984
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 09/28/2002
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew C. Kuchins is the director of the Russian and Eurasian Program at the Carnegie Endowment where he specializes in Russian policy and security issues. He is coeditor of Russia and Japan: An Unresolved Dilemma between Distant Neighbors (Berkeley Public Policy Press, 1993)


Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Acknowledgmentsix
Introduction1
Part 1.Leadership
1.Evaluating Yeltsin and His Revolution21
2.Fragmentation of Russia39
3.Power and Leadership in Putin's Russia62
4.Simulations of Power in Putin's Russia79
Part 2.Economic Development
5.Russia's Transition to a Market Economy: A Permanent Redistribution?93
6.Ten Myths about the Russian Economy110
7.Has Russia Entered a Period of Sustainable Economic Growth?125
Part 3.Russian Society
8.What Has Happened to Russian Society?147
9.Human Capital and Russian Security in the Twenty-First Century163
Part 4.Foreign and Security Policy Challenges
10.From Pragmatism to Strategic Choice: Is Russia's Security Policy Finally Becoming Realistic?187
11.Limits of the Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership205
12.State Building and Security Threats in Central Asia221
13.What Is the Future of Chechnya?242
14.New Shape of the East-West Nuclear Relationship260
15.Prospects for U.S.-Russian Cooperation278
Conclusion
16.Russia Rising?295
List of Abbreviations and Acronyms305
List of Tables and Figures307
Index309
Contributors321
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace325

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