Russia and its Near Neighbours : Identity, Interests and Foreign Policy

By: Freire, Maria RaquelContributor(s): Kanet, Roger EMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (314 p.)ISBN: 9780230390164Subject(s): Europe - Foreign relations - Russia (Federation) | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy | POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security | Russia (Federation) - Foreign relations | Russia (Federation) - Foreign relations - Europe | Russia (Federation) - Foreign relations - Former Soviet Republics | Russia (Federation) - Foreign relations - United States | United States - Foreign relations - Russia (Federation)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Russia and its Near Neighbours : Identity, Interests and Foreign PolicyDDC classification: 327.47 LOC classification: DK510.764 | F745 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Map and Tables; Notes on Contributors; General Editor's Preface; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction: Russia and its Near Neighbours; Part I: Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy; 1 Russia's 'Vital and Exclusive' National Interests in the Near Abroad; 2 Domestic Influences on Russian Foreign Policy: Status, Interests and Ressentiment; 3 Nationalist Grievance and Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Georgia; 4 The August 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Which Side Went First?; Part II: Russia and the CIS
5 Whose 'Near Abroad'? Dilemmas in Russia's Declared Sphere of Privileged Interests6 Russia's European Security Treaty and the Kyrgyz Crisis; 7 Central Asia in Russian and US Foreign Policy: Between Continuity and 'Reset'; 8 Russia's Foreign Policy in Central Asia: From Yeltsin to Medvedev; Part III: Energy in Russian-CIS Relations; 9 Strategy, Security and Russian Resource Diplomacy; 10 Russian Resource Policies towards the CIS Countries; 11 Russia's Energy Policies in Eurasia: Empowerment or Entrapment?; 12 Russian Energy Policy in the South Caucasus
Conclusion: Russia and its Near NeighboursIndex
Summary: Russia has recently re-emerged as the dominant political, economic and military actor in former Soviet nations. Kanet and Freire bring together a stellar cast of contributors to consider Russia's recent return as a major regional and international actor and its likely future policy toward its neighbours.
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Cover; Contents; List of Map and Tables; Notes on Contributors; General Editor's Preface; Preface and Acknowledgements; Introduction: Russia and its Near Neighbours; Part I: Determinants of Russian Foreign Policy; 1 Russia's 'Vital and Exclusive' National Interests in the Near Abroad; 2 Domestic Influences on Russian Foreign Policy: Status, Interests and Ressentiment; 3 Nationalist Grievance and Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Georgia; 4 The August 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Which Side Went First?; Part II: Russia and the CIS

5 Whose 'Near Abroad'? Dilemmas in Russia's Declared Sphere of Privileged Interests6 Russia's European Security Treaty and the Kyrgyz Crisis; 7 Central Asia in Russian and US Foreign Policy: Between Continuity and 'Reset'; 8 Russia's Foreign Policy in Central Asia: From Yeltsin to Medvedev; Part III: Energy in Russian-CIS Relations; 9 Strategy, Security and Russian Resource Diplomacy; 10 Russian Resource Policies towards the CIS Countries; 11 Russia's Energy Policies in Eurasia: Empowerment or Entrapment?; 12 Russian Energy Policy in the South Caucasus

Conclusion: Russia and its Near NeighboursIndex

Russia has recently re-emerged as the dominant political, economic and military actor in former Soviet nations. Kanet and Freire bring together a stellar cast of contributors to consider Russia's recent return as a major regional and international actor and its likely future policy toward its neighbours.

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LILIA A. ARAKELYAN Doctoral Student and Research Assistant, Department of International Studies, University of Miami, USADIANA DIGOL Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg, GermanyJOHN DUNLOP Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USAGRAEME P. HERD Head of the International Security Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland and Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security PolicyRIA LAENEN Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International and European Policy, University of Leuven, BelgiumLUKE MARCH Senior Lecturer in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics, University of Edinburgh, UKBERTIL NYGREN Associate Professor of Political Science, Swedish National Defence College and at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, SwedenJOHN RUSSELL Professor of Russian and Security Studies, School of Social and International Studies, University of Bradford, UK LICÍNIA SIMÃO teaches at the University of Beira Interior, PortugalHANNA SMITH Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, FinlandMATTHEW SUSSEX Senior Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania, Australia

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