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A difficult neighbourhood : essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II

Author: John Besemeres
Publisher: Canberra : ANU Press, 2016.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Besemeres, John.
Difficult Neighbourhood : Essays on Russia and East-Central Europe since World War II.
Canberra : ANU Press, ©2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Besemeres
ISBN: 9781760460617 1760460613
OCLC Number: 967110210
Description: 1 online resource (538 pages)
Contents: Part 1. Twentieth-century Poland : war and Cold War --
Seven days that shook the world --
A difficult neighbourhood --
Jan Karski's valiant failures --
The worst of both worlds : Captain Witold Pilecki between Hitler and Stalin --
Speaking truth to power and prejudice --
Part 2. Poland and Russia since the fall of communism: drawing apart --
Poland/Russia : peace or ceasefire? --
Heading west, heading east : impressions from Warsaw and Moscow --
Poland at the polls : a win for pragmatism --
Poland's EU presidency : drawing the short straw. Part 3. Turning points in Ukraine and Belarus --
Ukraine: a sharp turn eastwards? --
In Belarus, the leopard flaunts his spots --
Part 4. Russia and the former Soviet republics : Putinisation at home and abroad --
Russia and its western neighbours : a watershed moment --
Russia's elections: leaving little to chance --
Putin's Ceauşescu moment --
Setbacks at home, successes abroad : the mixed fortunes of Vladimir Putin --
Putin's phoney war --
Re-enter Putin, weakened and resentful --
The real Mr Putin stands up --
Towards a greater Putistan? Part 1 --
Towards a greater Putistan? Part 2; Will Putin survive until 2018? --
Putin's re-Sovietisation project and the Ukrainian jewel --
Vladimir Putin : geopolitical wrecking ball --
Putin's annus mirabilis. Part 5. Putin reverts to cold war : changing the shape of Eurasia --
Putin's last territorial demand --
Ukraine : time to cut a deal? --
Russian disinformation and Western misconceptions --
Putin's parallel universe --
Putin's Westpolitik : back to the USSR --
Peace in our time --
Ukraine conflict exposes Western weakness on Russia --
Bling and propaganda in an ethics-free zone --
Making nice and making enemies --
Ukraine, out of sight. Map 1: Russia and its western neighbours --
Map 2: Ethno-linguistic map of Ukraine. --
Map 3: The South Caucasian states: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Responsibility: John Besemeres.

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