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Russia and its Near Neighbours

Editors: Freire, M., Kanet, R. (Eds.)

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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 neighbours.

About the authors

LILIA A. ARAKELYAN Doctoral Student and Research Assistant, Department of International Studies, University of Miami, USA DIANA DIGOL Researcher, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy, University of Hamburg, Germany JOHN DUNLOP Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, USA GRAEME P. HERD Head of the International Security Programme, Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland and Co-Director of the International Training Course in Security Policy RIA LAENEN Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International and European Policy, University of Leuven, Belgium LUKE MARCH Senior Lecturer in Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics, University of Edinburgh, UK BERTIL NYGREN Associate Professor of Political Science, Swedish National Defence College and at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden JOHN 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, Portugal HANNA SMITH Researcher, Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland MATTHEW SUSSEX Senior Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania, Australia

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

'In an era of increasing Russian assertiveness in international affairs, this well-researched and thought-provoking volume is essential reading not only for scholars, but also perhaps even more importantly - for foreign policy practitioners. The Bear is back and we all need to take note!'

- Leslie Holmes, Professor, School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, Australia


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Russia and its Near Neighbours

    Freire, Maria Raquel (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Russia’s ‘Vital and Exclusive’ National Interests in the Near Abroad

    Laenen, Ria

    Pages 17-38

  • Domestic Influences on Russian Foreign Policy: Status, Interests and Ressentiment

    Smith, Hanna

    Pages 39-62

  • Nationalist Grievance and Russian Foreign Policy: The Case of Georgia

    March, Luke

    Pages 63-88

  • The August 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Which Side Went First?

    Dunlop, John B.

    Pages 89-105

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Hardcover $120.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Russia and its Near Neighbours
Editors
  • M. Freire
  • R. Kanet
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39016-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230390164
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-39017-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35123-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 295
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