Russian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Russian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

by Leszek Buszynski

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Russian Foreign Policy after the Cold War by Leszek Buszynski

This important new study, drawing primarily on Russian sources, analyzes Russian foreign policy in the context of an ongoing national identity crisis. The work examines Russia's foreign policy in terms of two salient factors: (1) political and economic reform, given that foreign policy has been strongly influenced by reactions—positive and negative—to Yeltsin's reform agenda; and (2) Russia's geopolitical predicament between Europe and Asia, between East and West, which requires it to reconcile various strategic imperatives with regard to NATO, China, and the Islamic world. Buszynski's study reveals current Russian foreign policy as a process of interaction between these two factors, the result being considerable vacillation between support for the West and opposition to it. An important analysis that will be of interest to foreign policy and international relations experts in academia and government.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275955854
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/28/1996
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Lexile: 1680L (what's this?)

About the Author

LESZEK BUSZYNSKI is Associate Professor at the International University of Japan. A specialist on Russian foreign policy, he has authored several books, including Soviet Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia (1986) and Gorbachev and Southeast Asia (1992).

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Foreign Policy of Disorientation

Acronyms

Foreign Policy Values

Russia and the West

Russia and the "Near Abroad": The CIS as a Regional Organization

Russia and the "Near Abroad": Bilateralism and Subregionalism

Russia and the Asia-Pacific Region

The Future

Selected Bibliography

Index

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