The Putin and Bush presidencies, the 9/11 attack, and the war in Iraq have changed the dynamics of Russian-European-US relations and strained the Western alliance. Featuring contributions by leading experts in the field, this work is the first systematic effort to reassess the status of Russia's modernization efforts in this context. Part I examines political, economic, legal, and cultural developments in Russia for evidence of convergence with Western norms. In Part II, the contributors systematically analyze Russia's relations with the European Union, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the United States in light of new security concerns and changing economic and power relationships.
List of Tables and Figures; About the Editors and Contributors; Introduction: Russia's Reintegration into the West: The Challenges; Before Russia, Alexander J. Motyl, Blair A. Ruble, and Lilia Shevtsova; Part I. Transformation: Obstacles and Possibilities; 1. Citizenship, Borders, and National Identity, Elizabeth Teague; 2. Russian Legal Culture, Civil Society, and Chances for Westernization, Jerzy Mackow; 3. Russian Culture and Integration into the West, Yuri Senokosov; 4. Public Opinion and Pro-Western Interest Groups in Russia, Pilar Bonet; 5. Political Leadership in Russia's Transformation, Lilia Shevtsova; 6. Making a Good Entrance: Russia's Reengagement with the World Economy and, Unfortunately, with Europe in Particular, Philip Hanson; Part II. Integration: Obstacles and Possibilities; 7. The European Union's Policies Toward Russia, Ania Krok-Paszkowska and Jan Zielonka; 8. European Union-Russia Relations: Transformation Through Integration, Stephan Kux; 9. Russia's Integration with the West and the States "in Between," Oleksandr Pavliuk; 10. "Greater Central Asia," Russia, and the West: Challenges and Opportunities for Cooperation, Rajan Menon; 11. Russia-European Union-Germany after 9/11 and Iraq, Alexander Rahr; 12. Russia, the European Union, and NATO After September 11: Challenges and Limits of a New Entanglement, Sophia Clement-Noguier; 13. America and Russia: Paradoxes of Partnership, Angela E. Stent; 14. Russia's Security Integration with America and Europe, Dmitri Trenin; Conclusion: Integrating Russia into the West: The Challenges Before the United States, Russia, and Europe, Alexander J. Motyl, Blair A. Ruble, and Lilia Shevtsova; Index.