Author Pourchot, Georgeta
Title Psi Reports : Eurasia Rising: Democracy and Independence In the Post-Soviet Space
Imprint Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2008
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Note Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Sovereignty from Within -- Chapter 2: The Vanguard Central European States -- Chapter 3: The Vanguard Former Soviet Republics -- Chapter 4: The Late-Bloomer Republics -- Chapter 5: Russia and Eurasia-Where To? -- Appendix I: Postcommunist Parliamentary Election Turnout Results in Central Europe and the Baltic Countries -- Appendix II: Economic Freedom of the World Index (EFW), Fraser Institute Ratings -- Appendix III: Reporters without Borders Index of Press Freedom -- Appendix IV: Gazprom Fees for Gas to Europe and Central Asia -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Although the score of countries comprising Russia's near abroad (the former non-Russian Soviet republics) and far abroad (the former non-Russian Warsaw Pact states) are behaving with variably increasing independence in their domestic and foreign policies, Russia continues to regard them as remaining within the same core-periphery sphere of influence formerly exerted by the Soviet Union within the same geographic space. Russia misinterprets bids by these countries to adopt liberalizing structural reforms and to join Euro-Atlantic organizations as foreign-inspired and inimical to Russia's security. Whether Russia can learn to recognize that such bids are in fact natural developments of national self-interest will determine whether healthy and mutually beneficial bilateral relations can develop between Russia and the states of her near and far abroad in the 21st century. No previous study of the dynamics of post-Soviet assertive sovereignty has as broad a geographic scope as Eurasia Rising, which considers the whole of Post-Soviet Space: DT Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine DT_ Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania DT Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia DT Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan DT Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
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Subject World politics -- 1989-;Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- Former Soviet republics.;Former Soviet republics -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
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