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This authoritative work examines recent changes in Russia's relations with the EU and NATO and explores the patterns of support for these various orientations among its own elites and public.
- Investigates Russian engagement with the enlarged European Union and NATO.
- Evaluates the serious choices to be made on both sides about the obstacles to good relations, and about the policies to enable a form of Russian 'inclusion without membership'.
- Draws on extensive interviews with Russian decision-makers as well as a body of new survey evidence, official sources and recently published debates.
- Anticipates the issues that will become increasingly prominent, including competition in the 'common neighbourhood' and controversy over the role of values in shaping Russia's future position in Europe.
About the Author
Roy Allison is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was Head of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs) (1993–2005); Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies, University of Oxford (2001–5); and Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham (1992–9). His editorial board memberships include International Affairs. He has previously published, co-authored or edited eight books on Soviet, Russian and CIS foreign and security policies. Margot Light is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics. Her recent publications include ‘Russia and the West: Is There a Values Gap?’ (with Stephen White and Ian McAllister), International Politics, September 2005; ‘Foreign Policy’ in Developments in Russian Politics 6, edited by Stephen White, Richard Sakwa and Zvi Gitelman (2005); and ‘Belarus between East and West’ (with Roy Allison and Stephen White), Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, December 2005. Stephen White is Professor of International Politics at the University of Glasgow, and is a Senior Research Associate of its School of Central and East European Studies and of the Institute of Applied Politics in Moscow. He was President of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (1994–7), and is also chief editor of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics. His recent publications include Developments in Russian Politics 6 (with others, 2005), and Politics in Europe (with others, 2006).