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Russia and Europe: The Emerging Security Agenda

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN 0-19-829201-5
582 pp.
1997
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.
Contents

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)/EDITORS

Dr Vladimir Baranovsky Dr Baranovsky is Director of the Center for Situation Analysis (CSA) and member of the Directorate of the premier Russian research institute, IMEMO, in Moscow, Chair of the Dissertation Council of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Vice President of the Association