Russian Foreign Policy since 1990

Russian Foreign Policy since 1990

Russian Foreign Policy since 1990

Russian Foreign Policy since 1990

Synopsis

This book brings together leading experts on Russia's foreign relations, providing the most comprehensive coverage of contemporary Russian foreign policy currently available in a single volume. Detailed case studies of relations with specific countries and regions are complemented by chapters that examine the process of decision-making and conflict among domestic institutional actors.

Excerpt

This book is the product of a conference that did not take place. Due to both a lack of funds and difficulties in getting all contributors to Melbourne at the same time, a planned conference on Russian foreign policy had to be cancelled. It was nevertheless considered worthwhile pursuing the original idea--to produce a book that would provide a comprehensive coverage of Russia's foreign relations with the most important countries and regions of the world. It is important to chronicle and assess these early, formative years in Russia's foreign relations following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, both to better understand the dynamics of policy making and to be better able to predict likely future developments. the purpose of this volume is to improve Western understanding of the sources, objectives, and impact of contemporary Russian foreign policy.

I would like to acknowledge here the hard work put in by Craig Lonsdale, professional officer of the Department of Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He gave technical help at many stages and put the book into camera-ready form. I also thank Nikki Muldoon for her library assistance--and apologize for putting her to work when she was supposed to be on her summer vacation from Ireland. But she did volunteer! Thanks also to Remy Davison and Tony Phillips of Melbourne University for help in editing. Ita Shearman, as always, has been a great support. I would like to thank my sons, Peter and Michael, for providing me with pleasurable distractions that always reminded me what life was really all about. and thank you to Rebecca Ritke of Westview Press for her encouraging e-mail messages and useful and constructive suggestions.

Peter Shearman Melbourne . . .

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