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Russia and Europe: The Emerging Security Agenda

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829201-5
582 pp.
Covering the historical background, domestic developments, the role of military factors and Russia's immediate security environment, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the increasingly important security relationship between Russia and Europe. It concludes with an examination of Russia's present and potential relationship with all the existing European security structures.

1. Introduction

Alexei Arbatov, Vladimir Baranovsky, Pierre Hassner, Robert Legvold, John Roper and Adam Daniel Rotfeld


Part I. The security context

Map: The territory of Russia by 1600 and 1700

Map: The Russian Empire by 1800 and 1900

2. The historical background of Russian security concepts and requirements

Lothar Rühl

3. The 'Russian Question'

Robert Legvold


Part II. Domestic political developments: the security implications

Map: The 89 'subjects' of the Russian Federation

Background chronology

4. The vicissitudes of Russian politics

Alexei Arbatov

5. Towards a post-imperial identity

Marie Mendras

6. Russia's emerging statehood in the national security context

Aleksei M. Salmin


Part III. Debates on Russia's national interests

Background chronology

7. Russian foreign policy thinking in transition

Alexei Arbatov


Part IV. Military aspects

Map: Russian Military Districts and naval bases

Background chronology

Key facts

8. The Russian Armed Forces: structures, roles and policies

Roy Allison

9. The changing role of military factors

Alexander A. Konovalov


Part V. The post-Soviet conflict heritage

Map: The former Soviet Union and the successor states

Principal categories of conflict on the territory of the former Soviet Union

Background chronology of peacekeeping activities

Key facts

10. Conflicts in the CIS and their implications for Europe

Christoph Royen

11. Post-Soviet conflicts: new security concerns

Victor Kremeniuk


Part VI. The Slav triangle: challenges and opportunities

Map: Russia, Belarus and Ukraine

Background chronology: Russia's relations with Belarus and Ukraine

Key facts

12. The East Slav triangle

Vasily Kremen

13. Russia and the Slav vicinity

Sergei Karaganov


Part VII. The Baltic dilemma and relations with Nordic Europe

Map: Russia, Scandinavia and the Baltic countries

Key facts

14. Russian policy in Northern Europe

Lena Jonson

15. In search of a new strategy in the Baltic/Nordic area

Alexander A. Sergounin


Part VIII. Russia and East-Central Europe after the Warsaw Pact

Map: Russia and East-Central Europe

Background chronology

16. Russia and East-Central Europe: strategic options

Wojtek Lamentowicz

17. Russian security and East-Central Europe

Yuriy Davydov


Part IX. The Balkan connection

Map: Russia and the Balkans

Background chronology: Russia and the former Yugoslavia

Background chronology: Russia and the conflict in Moldova

Key facts

18. Russia and the Balkans: old themes and new challenges

F. Stephen Larrabee

19. The Balkans test for Russia

Nadia Alexandrova-Arbatova


Part X. Challenges from the south

Map: Russia and the Transcaucasus in geopolitical context

Summary of the principal armed conflicts in the Caucasus

Key facts

20. Russia in the Caucasus: interests, threats and policy options

Maxim Shashenkov


Part XI. Economic factors: implications for relations with Europe

Background chronology

Key facts

21. Russia and the political economy of the transformation period

Hans-Joachim Spanger

22. Economic transformation in Russia and political partnership with Europe

Yuriy Borko


Part XII. The emerging international order in Europe: what place for Russia?

Russia's relations with the principal multilateral institutions in Europe

Russia in the European institutional architecture

23. Redefining Russia's role in Europe

John Roper and Peter van Ham

24. Russia and European institutions

Andrei Zagorski


Part XIII. Conclusion

25. Assessing Russia's interaction with Europe

Vladimir Baranovsky


Dr Vladimir Baranovsky is a Distinguished Associate Fellow at SIPRI.