Cold Peace: Russia's New Imperialism

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2004 - Political Science - 302 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction Near or Temporary Abroad?
1
Russias Foreign Policy Arsenal
29
Retaining a Union Belarus and Kaliningrad
51
Regaining a Commonwealth Ukraine and Moldova
79
Blocking Western Encroachment The Baltic States
109
Neutralizing the Core Central Europe
135
Exploiting Crises Adriatic Balkans
169
Exporting Influence Black Sea Balkans
203
Conclusions Looking Ahead
219
Notes
235
Index
291
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JANUSZ BUGAJSKI is Director of the East European Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. He has served as a consultant for both government and private organizations and has lectured at numerous American and European universities. He chairs the South-Central Europe area studies program at the Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State, and is the author or editor of several books on the region.

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