Russia and the World

New State-of-Play on the International Stage

  • Leo Cooper

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-222

About this book


The collapse of communism and the disintegration of the USSR, created a new geopolitical reality, a new international environment, and a new set of international relations. This book is about Russia's foreign relations. It examines the factors that determine Russia's foreign policy, such as the economy and domestic politics. It devotes special attention to the so-called 'Russian idea' - a foreign policy determinant largely overlooked by western politicians and analysts. It attempts such an analysis by applying Russian rather than Western criteria because we are dealing here with a country with a unique culture and history.


cold war communism desegregation economy foreign policy international relations NATO Policy politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Leo Cooper
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  1. 1.Contemporary Europe Research CentreCentre for Russian and Euro-Asian Studies both at University of MelbourneAustralia

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