Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia

Author: Paul D'Anieri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108486095

Category: History

Page: 295

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D'Anieri explores the long-term dynamics of international conflict between Ukraine, Russia and the West, revealing the historic roots of the conflict over Ukraine. He demonstrates how the security dilemma, the impact of democratization on geopolitics, and the incompatible goals of a post-Cold War Europe have led to 'a new Cold War'.

The Sources of Russia's Great Power Politics

The Sources of Russia's Great Power Politics

Author: Taras Kuzio

Publisher:

ISBN: 1910814393

Category: History

Page: 166

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The Russia-Ukraine conflict has transformed relations between Russia and the West into what many are calling a new cold war. The West has slowly come to understand that Russia's annexations, interventions and support for anti-EU populists emerge from Vladimir Putin's belief that Russia is at war with the West.

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs

Author: Paul D'Anieri

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 113360210X

Category: Education

Page: 544

View: 366

Student-oriented and contemporary, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS introduces the study of international relations in a clear, accessible style, with engaging concepts and analytical tools for students and a fully developed pedagogical program for instructors. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS bridges the gap between analytical theories and real-world issues and events. Readers will enjoy varied case studies and boxed features on history, policy, culture, and geography, along with vivid graphics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs, Brief Edition

International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs, Brief Edition

Author: Paul D'Anieri

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495898562

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

View: 450

The first truly student-oriented text on this subject, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, Brief Edition, is a new introduction to the study of world politics. Paul d’Anieri’s cohesive pedagogical framework presents the study of international politics as a series of intellectual puzzles and policy problems that help students make the connection between power and purpose, continuity and change, emerging problems and traditional ones. This brief edition allows students to use d’Anieri’s framework in a manageable way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Russia, the EU, and the Eastern Partnership

Russia, the EU, and the Eastern Partnership

Author: Vasile Rotaru

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838211343

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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Even before the Ukrainian crisis, neither Russia nor the EU were content with their relationship. Despite economic interdependence, strategic partnership, official declarations of belonging culturally and historically to the same ‘European family’ and in spite of Russia’s stated interest in establishing an economic community stretching from Lisbon to Vladivostok, the two actors found it difficult to agree on important issues. The conflictual atmosphere between the EU and Russia has three main dimensions: the normative issue, energy relations, and the shared neighbourhood with the latter being particularly salient after the launch of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in 2009. The former Soviet space is at the core of Russian foreign policy. Moscow’s special interest in this area results from economic factors, diaspora issues, and, most importantly, from its perceived security need. Obsessed by a fear of being encircled by enemies, Russia sees its hegemony over the former Soviet republics as paramount to the protection of its own borders. Therefore, the rapprochement of any other actor towards this region is regarded with high suspicion. Against this background, Vasile Rotaru analyzes EU-Russia relations with a particular emphasis on the impact of the EaP on Moscow’s relations with Brussels. He argues that the EaP represented a turning point in EU-Russia relations, determining Moscow to revise its attitude towards the Union. Rotaru explains that, even if the EaP was Brussels’ initiative, the Partnership met the aspirations of the six former Soviet republics. Moreover, despite its opposition towards the EU’s initiative, Russia itself acted involuntarily as a propeller of the EaP. By aiming to keep the former Soviet republics close, Moscow often conducts an assertive, aggressive policy in the ‘near abroad.’ This strategy, however, had mostly opposite effects, causing Russia’s neighbors to look elsewhere for support of their sovereignty. From this perspective, the rapprochement of Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine, and the three Caucasus republics with the EU has not been determined only by Brussels’ prosperity and soft-power attractiveness but also by existential fears in the former Soviet republics. The book appeals to a wide range of students, researchers, and professors specializing on Russia, the EU, and the former Soviet space in the fields of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, and Security Studies as well as to think-tank analysts and policy makers.

International Politics

International Politics

Author: Paul J. D'Anieri

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 113395393X

Category: Globalization

Page: 516

View: 811

The first truly student-oriented text on this subject, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS: POWER AND PURPOSE IN GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 3E, International Edition is a full-length, highly engaging introduction to the study of world politics. Author Paul D’Anieri uses a theme of Power and Purpose to illustrate the tension between those motivated by power and those by purpose. A cohesive pedagogical framework presents the study of international politics as a series of intellectual puzzles and policy problems that help students make the connection between power and purpose, continuity and change, and emerging problems and traditional ones.He also addresses common student deficiencies in history, policy, culture, and geography through case studies of real-world events, and emphasizes that a better understanding of international relations can often be gained by examining problems from multiple approaches.

Ukraine?Crimea?Russia

Ukraine?Crimea?Russia

Author: Taras Kuzio

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9783838257617

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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The Crimea was the only region of Ukraine in the 1990s where separatism arose and inter-ethnic conflict potentially could have taken place between the Ukrainian central government, ethnic Russians in the Crimea, and Crimean Tatars. Such a conflict would have inevitably drawn in Russia and Turkey. Russia had large numbers of troops in the Crimea within the former Soviet Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine also was a nuclear military power until 1996. This book analyses two inter-related issues. Firstly, it answers the question why Ukraine-Crimea-Russia traditionally have been a triangle of conflict over a region that Ukraine, Tatars and Russia have historically claimed. Secondly, it explains why inter-ethnic violence was averted in Ukraine despite Crimea possessing many of the ingredients that existed for Ukraine to follow in the footsteps of inter-ethnic strife in its former Soviet neighbourhood in Moldova (Trans-Dniestr), Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabakh), Georgia (Abkhazia, South Ossetia), and Russia (Chechnya).

Ukrainian Political Economy

Ukrainian Political Economy

Author: R. Kravchuk

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230107243

Category: Political Science

Page: 353

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This comprehensive and detailed examination of the challenges faced by the newly independent state of Ukraine argues that its lackluster economic performance during the 1990s was the unfortunate result of a combination of the hasty adoption of public policies not clearly understood and a prolonged struggle to build governmental institutions. With a focus on both how the government used financial repression to balance budgets, dampen inflationary pressures and, at the same time, maintain formal and informal subsidies to state enterprises. It makes original contributions to the debate on economic reform by focusing attention on Ukraine's critical choices in the areas of state institution-building, fiscal policies and monetary reform, and the government's preference for financially-repressive policy measures.

Swords and Sustenance

Swords and Sustenance

Author: Robert Legvold

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262263572

Category: Political Science

Page: 292

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The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine—that is, how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal economic and political reform and their relationships with Russia and the West. The book first examines how differing commitments to economic and political reform (reform is largely absent in Belarus) affect Belarusian and Ukrainian approaches to security. It then considers the central role of Russia, and how Russian interests and policies toward Belarus and Ukraine limit the two countries' foreign and domestic policy choices. Two chapters discuss the national security implications for Belarus and Ukraine of two key economic factors in their foreign policy: energy trade (in the form of oil, gas, and pipelines) and military-industrial cooperation (including the sale of arms). Finally, the book considers the relationships of Belarus and Ukraine with regional and global institutions and explores the policies of the EU, NATO, and the United States toward Belarus and Ukraine.

Handbook of Research on Social and Economic Development in the European Union

Handbook of Research on Social and Economic Development in the European Union

Author: Bayar, Yilmaz

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781799811909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 731

The EU has experienced serious economic and political crises such as the sovereign debt crisis and Brexit in the past few years. However, despite these issues, the EU has implemented considerable institutional, fiscal, and collective improvements during the unification process to continue as a significant actor in the global economy. The Handbook of Research on Social and Economic Development in the European Union provides a multidisciplinary evaluation of the institutional, economic, and social development of the European Union and makes inferences for the future dynamics and collaborations of the EU, the global economy, and other countries. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as energy security, gender discrimination, and global economics, this book is ideally designed for government officials, policymakers, world leaders, politicians, diplomats, international relations officers, economists, business professionals, historians, market analysts, academicians, researchers, and students concerned about the multifaceted integration processes surrounding the EU.