Changing Systems, Enduring Interests
Traces the lineage and development of Russian foreign policy. This book highlights the continuities of Russia's behavior in the world as well as the major sources of change and variability. It includes coverage of various issues connected with NATO expansion, the status of Kosovo and Georgia, terrorism, and Islamism.
In this fully updated edition of their widely respected text, Donaldson and Nogee trace the lineage and development of Russian foreign policy, highlighting the continuities of Russia's behavior in the world as well as the major sources of change and variability. This edition includes new coverage of ongoing issues connected with NATO expansion, the status of Kosovo and Georgia, terrorism, Islamism, and access to petroleum and other natural resources. The basic framework used is a modified realism that stresses the balance of power and the importance of national interest, and identifies several factors (both internal and external) that condition Russian policy. The interpretations are original and based on a mix of primary and secondary sources.
List of Maps; Acronyms and Abbreviations; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; 2. The Tsarist Roots of Russia's Foreign Policy; 3. Soviet Foreign Policy: From Revolution to Cold War; 4. Soviet Foreign Policy: The Cold War; 5. Domestic Factors in the Making of Russia's Foreign Policy; 6. Russia and the States of the Former Soviet Union; 7. Russia and the West in the 1990s; 8. Russia and the "Non-West"; 9. Putin's Russia in the Age of Global Terror; Notes; Index; About the Authors.