First published in 1997, this volume consists of chapters placed before a series of meetings organised by the Rome-based international School on Disarmament and Research on Conflicts (ISODARCO) which reviewed the prospects relating to the countries of the Former Soviet Union and of the other members of the Warsaw Treaty Organization.
The authors include Western experts, as well as distinguished commentators from Russia itself. Among the latter are Georgi Arbatov, Ruslan Khasbulatov and Alexei Arbatov.
An earlier volume of chapters deriving from this same series of meetings was still in print at the time of original publication in 1997, namely Rising Tension in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union.
Table of Contents
1. Post-Cold War Challenges to Stability in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union. Georgi Arbatov. 2. Russian Domestic Politics, Foreign affairs and Geopolitical Considerations. Alexei Arbatov. 3. Transition to Democracy: Explanatory Models. Sondra Z. Koff and Stephen P. Koff. 4. Dancing on the Edge of the Chasm: The Struggle for Survival in the Former Soviet Union. Derek Braddon. 5. Energy in the Former Soviet Republics. Victor Gilinsky. 6. The Present State and Future of Science in Russia. Sergei Kapitza. 7. The Kremlin’s Chechen Policy. Ruslan I. Khasbulatov. 8. The Chechen Crisis: Predictable and Unpredictable Consequences. Alexei Vasilyev. 9. Theories of Post-Communist Nationalism. Andrus Park. 10. The Legacies of Soviet Communism. David Carlton. 11. NATO Enlargement and Russian Policy in the 1990s. Alexander Nikitin. 12. A Cooperative Security Approach to Addressing Instabilities in Eastern Europe: The Role of NATO. Lamberto Zannier. 13. Instabilities in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and the Role that OSCE Can Play. Herman De Fraye. 14. The Role of Memory and Identity in the Process of Change, with Special Reference to the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: Psychological Perspectives. Rita R. Rogers.