1st Edition

The International Politics of Eurasia: v. 4: The Making of Foreign Policy in Russia and the New States of Eurasia

By S. Frederick Starr, Karen Dawisha Copyright 1995
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    This ambitious ten-volume series develops a comprehensive analysis of the evolving world role of the post-Soviet successor states. Each volume considers a different factor influencing the relationship between internal politics and international relations in Russia and in the western and southern tiers of newly independent states. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the discrediting of Marxism-Leninism as a source of political legitimacy have prompted a search for fresh principles of political organization that will shape the nature of political culture in all the post-Soviet countries. This volume looks at the making of foreign policy in Russia and the new states of Eurasia.

    Preface 1. Introduction: Foreign Policy Priorities and Institutions: Perspectives and Issues I. Russia Map 2. Priorities of Russia's Foreign Policy and the Way lt Works 3. Structure, institutions, and Process: Russia's Changing Foreign Policy 4. Russia's Far Eastern Policy in the 1990s: Priorities and Prospects 5. The Near Abroad, the West, and National Identity in Russian Foreign Policy II. The Western Newly Independent States Map 6. Ukraine in the New Geopolitical Environment: Issues of Regional and Subregional Security 7. Belarus's Foreign Policy Priorities and the Decision-Making Process 8. Dimensions and Orientations in the Foreign and Security Policies of the Baltic States III. The Southern Newly Independent States Map 9. The Sociopolitical Environment Conditioning the Foreign Policy of the Central Asian States 10. Regional and Global Powers and the International Relations of Central Asia 11. Emerging Patterns in the International Relations of Central Asia 12. The Institutions and Conduct of the Foreign Policy of Post-communist Kazakhstan 13. The Institutions, Orientations, and Conduct of Foreign Policy in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan 14. Armenia's Foreign Policy: Defining Priorities and Coping with Conflict 15. Conclusion: Imperialism, Dependence, and Interdependence in the Eurasian Space


    Karen Dawisha is professor of government and director of the Center for the Study of Post-Communist Societies at the University of Maryland, College Park.