Russian Foreign Policy

Russian Foreign Policy
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Release Date
Category Political Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781442208261
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews

Now thoroughly updated, this widely praised book provides a thoughtful and balanced examination of the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This edition also places developments of the past two decades into the broader sweep of Russian history. Jeffrey Mankoff argues that Russia's more assertive behavior since Vladimir Putin became president in 2000 has resulted from both a deep-seated consensus among its elite about Russia's identity and interests as well as a favorable convergence of events—including the persistence of high energy prices and the check on U.S. power resulting from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because these factors are the result of long-term trends, the author argues that there is little reason to expect that the election of Dmitry Medvedev will fundamentally alter Russian foreign policy behavior. Presenting an evenhanded treatment of controversial issues, Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors, including the United States, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and China. Despite Moscow's often-harsh rhetoric and the deployment of Russian forces against Georgia in 2008, the author convincingly demonstrates that there is little reason to fear a return to a Cold War-like standoff with the West. Instead, he argues, today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers rather than in directly challenging the West. Thoroughly researched and knowledgeable, this book will be invaluable for all readers interested in Russia.

Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Jeffrey Mankoff
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-04-16

A second edition of this book is now available. This thoughtful and balanced text examines the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Presenting an evenhanded treatment of controversial issues, Jeffrey Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors, including the United States, the European

Russian Foreign Policy in Eurasia
  • Author : Lilia Arakelyan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08

How has Russia increased its strength and power over the last 15 years? By what means did the Kremlin bring Armenia back into its orbit? Why did Azerbaijan and Georgia try to avoid antagonizing Moscow? Can we conclude that Russia has restored its sphere of influence in Eurasia? Employing a case-centric

Russia s Foreign Policy
  • Author : D. Cadier,M. Light
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-06-30

This edited volume analyses the evolution and main determinants of Russia's foreign policy choices. Containing contributions by renowned specialists on the topic, the study sheds light on some of the new trends that have characterised Russia's foreign policy since the beginning of Vladimir Putin's third presidential term.

Foundations of Geopolitics  the Geopolitical Future of Russia
  • Author : Alexander Dugin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-08

ENGLISH TRANSLATION The book is a Russian textbook on geopolitics. It systematically and detailed the basics of geopolitics as a science, its theory, history. Covering a wide range of geopolitical schools and beliefs and actual problems. The first time a Russian geopolitical doctrine. An indispensable guide for all those who

The New Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Michael Mandelbaum
  • Publisher : Council on Foreign Relations
  • Release Date : 1998

This book surveys Russia's relations with the world since 1992 and assesses the future prospect for the foreign policy of Europe's largest country. Together these essays offer an authoritative summary and assessment of Russia's relations with its neighbors and with the rest of the world since the collapse of the Soviet

Imperial Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Hugh Ragsdale,V. N. Ponomarev,Lee H. Hamilton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29

Aims to demythologise a field hitherto dominated by suspicion and fear, that of Russian foreign policy. Much of the research is drawn from previously unavailable Russian sources.

Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin
  • Author : Eugene B. Rumer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03

Russias resurgence as an assertive actor in the global diplomatic arena after a long period of introspection and preoccupation with domestic troubles, and the economic revival that underpins it, are among the most striking developments in international relations of recent years. But what drives Russian foreign policy at the end

Routledge Handbook of Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Andrei P. Tsygankov
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-03-20

Providing a comprehensive overview of Russia’s foreign policy directions, this handbook brings together an international team of scholars to develop a complex treatment of Russia’s foreign policy. The chapters draw from numerous theoretical traditions by incorporating ideas of domestic institutions, considerations of national security and international recognition as

Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Nikolas K. Gvosdev,Christopher Marsh
  • Publisher : CQ Press
  • Release Date : 2013-08-22

In a truly contemporary analysis of Moscow's relations with its neighbors and other strategic international actors, Nikolas K. Gvosdev and Christopher Marsh use a comprehensive vectors approach, dividing the world into eight geographic zones. Each vector chapter looks at the dynamics of key bilateral relationships while highlighting major topical issues—

Russian Foreign Policy and International Relations Theory
  • Author : Christer Pursiainen
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05

An original and challenging examination of how to transform post-Sovietological study of Soviet and Russian foreign policy into a more integrated part of the Social Sciences and International Relations Theory. This book represents the first detailed and sustained synthesis international relations theory and Soviet/Russian foreign and security policy in

The Multilateral Dimension in Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Elana Wilson Rowe,Stina Torjesen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-10-06

This book examines the place of multilateralism in Russia’s foreign policy and Russia’s engagement with multilateral institutions. Throughout the post-Soviet period, both Yeltsin and Putin consistently professed a deep attachment to the principles of multilateralism. However, multilateralism as a value, concept, strategy or general phenomenon in Russian foreign

Russian Foreign Policy in Transition
  • Author : Andrei Melville,Andre? I?Ur?evich Mel?vil?,Tat?i?a?na Shakleina
  • Publisher : Central European University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01

Russian international relations has undergone profound changes in the last fifteen years that have effected both the Russian view of the world and the outside perspective of the Russian Federation. These changes will undoubtedly play an integral part of Russian foreign relations for years to come. And yet the question

Realignments in Russian Foreign Policy
  • Author : Rick Fawn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2004-11-23

This collection provides international perspectives on the evolution of Russia's foreign relations and analyses official Russian responses to major regional and international developments, including NATO and EU enlargement and the post-September 11 international "war on terrorism".

Misunderstanding Russia
  • Author : Magda Leichtova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-22

Well argued and balanced, Leichtova provides an alternative and more constructive understanding of what drives Russian foreign policy. The book is based on the concepts of constructivism and orientalism in international relations to analyse the policies of the Russian Federation. This book highlights that Russian foreign policy is a complex

The Religious Factor in Russia s Foreign Policy
  • Author : Alicja Curanović
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15

This book examines how religion interacts with Russian foreign policy, arguing that religion is an important and neglected factor in shaping Russia’s outlook towards international relations. It surveys the importance of religion for social life in Russia, both historically and at present, and considers a wide range of Russian