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Ukraine's Foreign and Security Policy 1991-2000

1st Edition

By Roman Wolczuk


232 pages

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This book analyses Ukraine's relations with each of its neighbours in the 1990s. It examines the degree to which these relations fitted into Ukraine's broad objective of reorienting its key political ties from East to West, and asseses the extent to which Ukraine succeeded in achieving this reorientation. It shows how in the early days of independence Ukraine fought off threats from Russia and Romania to its territorial integrity, and how it made progress in establishing good relations with its western neighbours as a means of moving closer towards Central European sub-regional and European regional organisations. It also shows how the sheer breadth and depth of its economic and military ties to Russia continued to exert such a strong influence that relations with Russia dwarfed Ukraine's relations with all other neighbours, resulting in a foreign and security policy which attempted to counterbalance the competing forces of East and West.


'Wolczuk serves up the most comprehensive, systematic, and balanced assessment of Ukraine's foreign policy currently available.' - Foreign Affairs

Table of Contents

Part I. Ukraine's foreign and security policy in geopolitcal context Part II. The Northeastern vector in Ukraine's foreign and security policy Part III. The Western vector in Ukrain'es foreign and security policy Part IV. The Southern vector in Ukraine's foreign and security policy

About the Author

Roman Wolczuk was awarded his Ph.D. from Wolverhampton University in 2001. He has written widely on Ukraine's foreign and security policy for various academic journals.

About the Series

BASEES/Routledge Series on Russian and East European Studies

This series is published on behalf of BASEES (the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies). The series comprises original, high-quality, research-level work by both new and established scholars on all aspects of Russian, Soviet, post-Soviet and East European Studies in humanities and social science subjects.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies