A Resurgent Russia and the West: The European Union, NATO and Beyond

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Roger E. Kanet
Republic of Letters, 2009 - History - 247 pages
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About this book Since 2000 under former President Putin Russia has returned as a great power. Drawing upon the immense new wealth generated by oil and gas exports, as well as upon his ability to recentralize political power in Russia, Putin explicitly committed his government to re-establishing Russia's role as a great power - beginning in former Soviet space. Moscow has made clear that it will no longer accept what it views as Western encroachment into areas viewed as central to Russia's security interests. The growing friction in relations with the United States and the divisions within the European Union concerning the appropriate approach to take toward Russia have been greatly increased by the Russian invasion and occupation of much of the territory of Georgia. Table of Contents Preface Contributors Introduction: A Resurgent Russia and the West, Roger E. Kanet Part I: Russia as a Re-emerging Great Power 1. Russia's Sovereign Democracy: Instrumentalization, Interests and Identity, Graeme P. Herd 2. Russia's Power and Competitiveness in the Past and the Present, Vladimir Rukavishnikov Part II: Russia and the European Union 3. The Russian Perception of Europe and Its Implications for Russia-EU Relations, Nikita Lomagin 4. The EU and Russia: Forging a Strategic Partnership?, Maria Raquel Freire 5. The Impact of EU Enlargement on the EU-Russian Relationship, Joan DeBardeleben 6. Normative and Ideological Frictions between Russia and Europe: Issues of Security, Economic Integration, Democracy and Human Rights, Bertil Nygren Part III. Russia and the Transatlantic Security Community 7. Russia and the European Union: The U.S. Impact on the Relationship, Roger E. Kanet 8. Russia, NATO Enlargement and the new 'Lands in Between', John Berryman 9. NATO, the United States, and Central Asia: Challenging Sovereign Governance, Charles E. Ziegler 10. Russia Against Estonia: Defending the Kremlin through Tu Quoque Rhetoric, Thomas Ambrosio IV. Conclusion 11. Toward the Future: The Russian Federation and the West, Roger E. Kanet Index About the Editor Roger E. Kanet is Professor in the Department of International Studies of the University of Miami. His recent publications include From Superpower to Besieged Global Power: Implications for American Foreign Policy and Global Order, coedited with with Edward A. Kolodziej; Russia: Re-Emerging Great Power; and The New Security Environment: The Impact on Russia, Central and Eastern Europe.

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Instrumentalization Interests
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Russias Power and Competitiveness in the Past and the Present
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The Russian Perception of Europe and Its Implications for Russia
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ROGER E. KANET is Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami, USA. Prior to that he was a member of the faculty of the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has edited more than twenty scholarly books on the Soviet Union/Russia and authored 200+ on Soviet/Russian and East/Central European foreign and domestic politics.

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