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  • The Russian Presidency of Dmitry Medvedev, 2008-2012by J. L. Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    The term "tandem" was used to describe the Putin-Medvedev combination which ruled Russia from 2008 to 2012, when Medvedev was president and Putin prime minister. Many people saw Putin as the real wielder of power, with Medvedev as his puppet. Others, however, saw Medvedev as a visionary, someone who envisioned large scale schemes - even though these... more...

  • Responding to a Resurgent Russiaby Vinod K. Aggarwal; Kristi Govella

    Springer 2011; US$ 119.00

    In this volume, a set of issue and country experts tackle the questions surrounding the challenges of a resurgent Russia for the world order as well as for relations between the European Union and the United States. Following a brief introduction laying out the circumstances of Russia's rise, the book proceeds in three sections. In the first, Russian... more...

  • Polnische Ostpolitik nach dem Ersten Weltkriegby Kai von Jena

    De Gruyter 1980; US$ 35.00

    Den Westgrenzen des nach dem Ersten Weltkrieg wiedererstandenen Polen, wie sie im Versailler Vertrag festgelegt waren, entsprachen keine vergleichbaren Grenzregelungen im Osten. Erst die Ergebnisse des polnisch-sowjetischen Krieges schufen eine im Rigaer Frieden von 1921 vereinbarte polnische Ostgrenze. Sie trug freilich bereits den Keim neuer Konflikte... more...

  • The Soviet Union and Syriaby Efraim Karsh

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    This Chatham House Paper examines the nature of Soviet relations with Syria, assessing the commitments made and the gains reaped by Moscow and Damascus in the economic, military and political spheres. After discussing Soviet interests in the region in general and with regard to Syria in particular, the author traces the evolution of the relationship... more...

  • Borderlands into Bordered Landsby Tatiana Zhurzhenko

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 36.99

    Since 1991, post-Soviet political elites in Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus have been engaged in nation- as well as state-building. They have tried to strengthen territorial sovereignty and national security, re-shape collective identities and re-narrate national histories. Former Soviet republics have become new neighbours, partners, and competitors... more...

  • Geschichte, Politik und Kultur im Ostseeraumby Jan Hecker-Stampehl; Bernd Henningsen

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2012; US$ 34.27

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Ostseeregion war und ist eine der dynamischsten Regionen der Welt - politisch, ökonomisch und kulturell. Großmächte sind dort entstanden sowie untergegangen und haben Spuren hinterlassen, die teils noch heute zu besichtigen sind. Die Region unterlag vielfältigen Einflüssen und Machtinteressen, seien es der dänisch-schwedische... more...

  • Baltic World 1772-1993, Theby David Kirby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    This eagerly-awaited sequel shares the characteristics of its distinguished predecessor -- wide geographical and chronological span; expert mingling of political, social and economic history; and Dr Kirby's ability to keep the separate national threads of his account from tangling as he weaves them into the broad regional picture that is his main concern.... more...

  • The EU Kaliningrad Policy: Mapping Kaliningrad's Place inside the European Union.by Irina Ochirova

    Duncker & Humblot 2011; US$ 98.48

    Hauptbeschreibung The Kaliningrad Oblast is a subject of the Russian Federation which became an EU's enclave upon its Eastern enlargement of 2004. This inquiry examines the intricate position of the Kaliningrad region inside the European Union from a legal and institutional rather than geopolitical perspective. Challenging conventional notions about... more...

  • Moscow in the Makingby Ernest Simon; Shena Simon; W. A. Robson; J. Jewkes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    This book, published in 1937, reported on a four week visit to Moscow in 1936 to study the making of Moscow as a showpiece Soviet capital. At its core was the 1935 General Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow but the book was a study of planning in the Soviet rather than the Western sense. Thus it covered many aspects of the city?s social and economic... more...

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that... more...