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Title: Russia and European Security
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Central and East European Studies Series, 1 (International Studies Library, 32) Over the past two decades Russia's relations with Europe and the West, in general, have deteriorated, as Russia rebuilt its international political and economic foundations and its leaders decided to pursue a policy of reestablishing Russia as the major regional actor and as an important global power. The chapters that comprise the volume examine the factors that drive Russian foreign policy, including those that divide Europe from Russia. They then examine the specifics of Russian relations with the European Union and NATO and the impact of U.S.-Russian relations on the Russian-European relationship. They conclud with an examination of President Medvedev's proposal for a new Eurasian security architecture. The overall message of the analysis is that the longer-term prospects for Russian relations with the West are limited, because of the deep divisions between the two sides. Table of Contents INTRODUCTION 'Russia and European Security' - Roger E. Kanet & Maria Raquel Freire PART I: DETERMINANTS OF RUSSIAN FOREIGN POLICY Ch. 1: 'The Cold Peace: Making Sense of Russia's Relationship with the West' - Richard Sakwa Ch. 2: 'Subjectivity Matters: Reconsidering Russia's Relations with the West' - Regina Heller Ch. 3: 'Image and Reality: Russia's Relations with the West' - Valentina Feklyunina Ch. 4: 'Europe as Idea, Model and Reality: The Complex Nature of Europe's Significance for Russia' - Dina Moulioukova-Fernandez PART II: RUSSIA, THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES Ch. 5: 'U.S.-Russia Relations: Is there enough Common Ground for a New Phase?' - Gülnur Aybet & Joe Hogler Ch. 6: 'Russia, the EU and the United States: Intertwined Relationships' - Roger E. Kanet Ch. 7: 'EU-Russia Relations and Transnational Terrorism: The Case of Police Cooperation' - Maria Raquel Freire Ch. 8: 'The EU/EC, Human Rights, Russia and the Issue of the Russian-speakers in Latvia and Estonia' - Franz Preissler PART III. THE MEDVEDEV PROPOSAL ON EUROPEAN SECURITY Ch. 9: 'Medvedev's European Security Treaty Proposal: Building a Euro-Atlantic Security Community?' - Nikita Lomagin Ch. 10: 'The European Union and the Medvedev Proposal: A Breakthrough or an Empty Shell?' - Sandra Fernandes Ch. 11: 'Russia's Security Policy Agenda in Northern Europe' - Carolina Vendil Pallin Conclusion - Roger E. Kanet & Maria Raquel Freire About the Editors Roger E. Kanet, Ph.D. (1966) in Politics, Princeton University, is Professor of International Studies at the University of Miami. He has published extensively on international politics and Russian foreign policy, including The United States and Europe in a Changing World (RoL, 2009) and A Resurgent Russia and the West: The European Union, NATO and Beyond (RoL, 2009). Maria Raquel Freire, Ph.D., University of Kent at Canterbury, is assistant professor in the Department of International Relations at the University of Coimbra and researcher at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) of the University of Coimbra. Her research focuses on foreign policy, Russia and the post-Soviet space and peace studies. She has published widely, including Key Players and Regional Dynamics in Eurasia (Palgrave, 2010)About the Author:
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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