Cold Peace: Russia's New Imperialism
The Russian regime under President Vladimir Putin has embarked on a coherent long-term strategy to regain its influence over former satellites and to limit Western penetration in key parts of this region. Moscow is intent on steadily rebuilding Russia as a major power on the Eurasian stage and will use its neighbors as a springboard for expanding its dominance. In this first systematic analysis detailing Russia's post-Cold War imperialism, Bugajski challenges the contemporary equivalent of Cold War appeasement, which views Russia as a benign and pragmatic power that seeks cooperation and integration with the West.
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Introduction Near or Temporary Abroad?
Russias Foreign Policy Arsenal
Retaining a Union Belarus and Kaliningrad
Regaining a Commonwealth Ukraine and Moldova
Blocking Western Encroachment The Baltic States
Neutralizing the Core Central Europe