The New Russian Foreign Policy
The Foreign Policy Doctrine of Postcommunist Russia and its Domestic Context

  • Title:

    The New Russian Foreign Policy
  • Paperback ISBN:

    087609213X
  • Paperback Dimensions:

    0.64'' x 8.93'' x 6.10''
  • 202 Paperback pages
  • Hardcover ISBN:

    008760213X

The Russia that emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 is a new country, conducting a new foreign policy. This book surveys Russia's relations with the world since 1992 and assesses the future prospect for the foreign policy of Europe's largest country. Leon Aron examines the changing domestic basis of Russian policy toward other countries. Sherman Garnett traces Russian relations with the former republics of the Soviet Union that are now independent states to Russia's west, in particular Ukraine and the three Baltic countries: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Rajan Menon analyzes the rather different set of policies the new Russia has pursued toward its new neighbors to the south, in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Finally, Coit Blacker discusses the evolving Russian approach to the West.

Together these essays offer an authoritative summary and assessment of Russia's relations with its neighbors and with the rest of the world since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Leon Aron is a resident scholar at AEI.

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Leon
Aron
  • Leon Aron is Resident Scholar and Director of Russian Studies at the American Enterprise Institute. He is the author of three books and over 300 articles and essays. Since 1999, he has written Russian Outlook, a quarterly essay on economic, political, social and cultural aspects of Russia’s post-Soviet transition, published by the Institute. He is the author of the first full-scale scholarly biography of Boris Yeltsin, Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life (St. Martin’s Press, 2000); and Russia’s Revolution: Essays 1989-2006 (AEI Press,2007); Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideals and Ideas in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987-1991 (Yale University Press, Spring 2012).


    Dr. Aron earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University, has taught a graduate seminar at Georgetown University, and was awarded the Peace Fellowship at the U.S. Institute of Peace. He has co-edited and contributed the opening chapter to The Emergence of Russian Foreign Policy, published by the U.S. Institute of Peace in 1994 and contributed an opening chapter to The New Russian Foreign Policy (Council on Foreign Relations, 1998).


    Dr. Aron has contributed numerous essays and articles to newspapers andmagazines, including the Washington Post, the New York Times, theWall Street Journal Foreign Policy, The NewRepublic, Weekly Standard, Commentary, New York Times Book Review, the TimesLiterary Supplement. A frequent guest of television and radio talkshows, he has commented on Russian affairs for, among others, 60 Minutes,The Newshour with Jim Lehrer, Charlie Rose, CNN International,C-Span, and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and “Talk of theNation.”


    From 1990 to 2004, he was a permanent discussant at the Voice of America’s radio and television show Gliadya iz Ameriki (“Looking from America”), which was broadcast to Russia every week.


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