Russia and NATO since 1991: From Cold War Through Cold Peace to Partnership?, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Russia and NATO since 1991

From Cold War Through Cold Peace to Partnership?, 1st Edition

By Martin Smith


166 pages

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This is the first comprehensive analysis of the development of relations between Russia and NATO since 1991.

Since the re-emergence of Russia as an independent state in December 1991, debates and controversies surrounding its evolving relations with NATO have been a prominent feature of the European security scene. This is the first detailed and comprehensive book-length analysis of Russia-NATO relations, covering the years 1991-2005. This new volume investigates the nature and substance of the ‘partnership’ relations that have developed between Russia and NATO since the end of the Cold War. It looks at the impact that the Kosovo crisis, September 11th, the Iraq War and the creation of the NATO-Russia Council have on this complex relationship. The author concludes that Russia and NATO have, so far, developed a pragmatic partnership, but one that may potentially develop into a more significant strategic partnership.

This book will appeal to students and scholars of international relations, European politics and European security.

Table of Contents

1. The Soviet Union, Russia and the ‘Common European Home’: A Foundation on Which to Build? 2. Dramatis Personae: Russia and NATO since 1991 3. Unfulfilled Partnerships: Russia and NATO from ‘Honeymoon’ to Kosovo 4. The Kosovo Crisis 5. The New Millennium: September 11, Iraq and the NATO-Russia Council 6. Russia-NATO Relations: What kind of ‘Partnership’?

About the Author

Martin A. Smith is Senior Lecturer in Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, UK. His main research interests are in international and European security, with a particular focus on post-Cold War NATO.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy