Russia and its Near Neighbours by M. FreireRussia and its Near Neighbours by M. Freire

Russia and its Near Neighbours

EditorM. Freire, R. Kanet

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

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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...
Title:Russia and its Near NeighboursFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pagesPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:023039017X

ISBN - 13:9780230390171


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