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Description - Russian Foreign Policy and the CIS by Nicole J. Jackson

Soon after the break up of the Soviet Union in 1991, hostilities within the peripheral states erupted, ranging from minor border skirmishes to outright war. The most serious foreign policy challenge that the Russian Federation has faced was how to respond to these outbreaks of conflict. Unlike under the Soviet Union, there was open, diverse and complex deliberation about whether, and how, Russia should react. Russian Foreign Policy and the CIS investigates the options, the debates and the ensuing policies of the fledgling Russian government. It examines the evolution of policy from the collapse of the Soviet Union in December 1991 until the Presidential elections in June 1996. Analysing Russia's actions in the context of contemporary foreign policy theory, Nicole J. Jackson discusses and compares three key conflicts: the separatist war between Moldova and Transdniestria; the separatist war between Georgia and Abkhazia and the civil war in Tajikistan. It will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, security, foreign policy analysis and Russian studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415305778
ISBN-10: 0415305772
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 159mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Nicole J. Jackson

Nicole J. Jackson is a Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of British Columbia, Canada. She is an expert in security studies and foreign policy analysis, particularly regarding Russia, the Transcaucasus and Central Asia.