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Change or decay : Russia's dilemma and the West's response

Author: Lilii︠a︡ Shevt︠s︡ova; Andrew Wood
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, [2011]
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The world is still coping with the consequences of the collapse of the Soviet Union, but two decades later, the West has yet to adjust to the post-Soviet reality and Russia has not settled on its relationship with the rest of the world. Here, two of the most respected scholars on Russia analyze how relations are shifting between Russia and the world in a series of lively and candid conversations. They discuss how  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lilii︠a︡ Shevt︠s︡ova; Andrew Wood
ISBN: 9780870033469 0870033468 9780870033476 0870033476
OCLC Number: 754908725
Description: 259 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Letter to the reader --
The beginning: where have all the flowers gone? --
Enter Vladimir Putin 1999-2004: consolidation of the new regime --
"Russia is rising from her knees": 2004-2008 --
The Russian tandem changes its tactics: modernization as a way to preserve the status quo from 2008 on --
The U.S.-Russian reset: how sustainable is it? --
Europe and the Russian system: acquiescence or influence? --
Realpolitik versus constructive realism --
Myths: why do people believe them? --
Why is the west ready to pretend? --
Why the west won't poke the bear --
What can the west do? --
Epilogue: dream or nightmare?: A concluding letter to the reader.
Responsibility: Lilia Shevtsova and Andrew Wood.

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