Toward an Understanding of Russia

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Democratization

If Russia veers toward instability or a more severe dictatorship under President Vladimir Putin, the threat to its neighbors could be severe. Such a scenario would also present serious challenges for European integration and derail the process of Russian rapprochement with the United States.

This book offers a view of Russia’s unsteady evolution through the eyes of analysts from the new democracies of central and eastern Europe. Gleaned from the proceedings of an innovative international conference, these articles provide a unique regional perspective on Russia’s domestic politics, economic development, energy policies, internal security, and foreign policy toward its European and Central Asian neighbors, the European Union, NATO, and the United States.

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