Now thoroughly updated, this widely praised book provides a thoughtful and balanced examination of the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This edition also places developments of the past two decades into the broader sweep of Russian history. Presenting an even-handed treatment of controversial issues, Jeffrey Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors, including the United States, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and China. to The author convincingly demonstrates that despite Moscow's often-harsh rhetoric, today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers than in directly challenging the West. Thoroughly researched and knowledgeable, this book will be invaluable for all readers interested in Russia.
Jeffrey Mankoff is Fellow and Deputy Director of the Russia & Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He was a 2010–11 Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the U.S. Department of State.