Russia and its Near Neighbours

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

EditorM. Freire, R. Kanet

not yet rated|write a review

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 neighbors.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$96.36 online
$156.00 list price (save 38%)
In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

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 neighbors.

MARIA RAQUEL FREIRE Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations and Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her research focuses on foreign policy, Russia and the post-Soviet space. She has published widely on these topics, including Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia : Th...

other books by M. Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition
Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 30th Anniversary Edition

Paperback|Sep 1 2000

$36.37 online$41.95list price
Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed
Pedagogy of Hope: Reliving Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paperback|Jun 19 2014

$22.79 online$32.10list price(save 29%)
see all books by M. Freire
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023039017X

ISBN - 13:9780230390171

Customer Reviews of Russia and its Near Neighbours

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Introduction: Russia and its Near Neighbours; M.R.Freire & R.E.KanetPART I: DETERMINANTS OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICYRussia's Vital and Exclusive National Interests in the Near Abroad; R.LaenenDomestic Influences on Russian Foreign Policy: Status, Interests and Ressentiment; H.Smith Nationalist Grievance and Russian Foreign Policy? The Case of Georgia; L.MarchThe August 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Which Side Went First?; J.B.DunlopPART II: RUSSIA AND THE CISWhose Near Abroad? Dilemmas in Russia's Declared Sphere of Privileged Interests; J.RussellRussia's European Security Treaty and the Kyrgyz Crisis; G.HerdCentral Asia in Russian and US Foreign Policy: Between Continuity and 'Reset'; L.SimãoRussia's Foreign Policy towards Central Asia; D.DigolPART III: ENERGY IN RUSSIAN-CIS RELATIONSStrategic Security and Russian Resource Diplomacy; M.SussexRussian Resource Politics toward the CIS Countries under Medvedev; B.Nygren Russia's Energy Policies in Eurasia: Empowerment or Entrapment?; M.R.FreireRussian Energy Policy in the South Caucasus; L.Arakelyan & R.E.Kanet Conclusion; M.R.Freire & R.E.Kanet

Editorial Reviews

'This is a well-informed and stimulating analysis of Russia's fraught relationship with its near neighbours (the former Soviet states), tracing not only the new geopolitical tensions but also some of the fundamental policy issues, notably the politics of energy, the domestic drivers of Russian foreign policy, and the various security dilemmas faced by individual states. The volume brings together an impressive collection of authors, each one an expert in their respective fields. Taken together, this is a state of the art analysis of developments in post-Soviet Eurasia, and thus an important contribution to a region that is assuming ever-greater importance in world politics.' - Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics, University of Kent, UK'A timely collection of essays exploring the impact of nationalism, resource diplomacy, and national identity politics on Russia's policy toward its closest neighbors—Medvedev's putative 'sphere of privileged interest.' An impressive achievement, Russia and its Near Neighbors will be of great interest to regional specialists and international relations practitioners alike.'- Charles E. Ziegler, Professor of Political Science, University of Louisville, USA