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  • Deutsche Herrschaft, ukrainischer Nationalismus, antijüdische Gewaltby Kai Struve

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 76.16

    This study investigates acts of anti-Semitic violence committed by Germans and Ukrainians in several dozen locations in Western Ukraine. The study?s broad consideration of contexts ? the Holocaust, Soviet crimes, and Ukrainian state formation ? leads to a new view of these events. The work is sure to become an indispensable resource in... more...

  • Rancorous Enmities and Blind Partialitiesby George R. Lamplugh

    UPA 2015; US$ 89.99

    This work picks up the story of the evolution of Georgia political parties where Lamplugh left it in his first book, Politics on the Periphery: Factions and Parties in Georgia, 1783-1806 (1986), carrying the story through 1845, by which date parties in Georgia actually mirrored those at the national level. more...

  • Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Timur Dadabaev

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Central Asian states have experienced a number of historical changes that have challenged their traditional societies and lifestyles. The most significant changes occurred as a result of the revolution in 1917, the incorporation of the region into the Soviet Union, and gaining independence after the collapse of the USSR. Impartial and informed public... more...

  • The Conflict in Ukraineby Serhy Yekelchyk

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Ukraine has long been a country rent by linguistic differences, ethnic strife and divided political loyalties. This book provides the crucial historical background for understanding the conflict in Ukraine. It also looks beyond the appearance of ethnic strife to the conflict's deeper causes, the clash of different political models and concepts of citizenship. more...

  • Putin's Russiaby Stephen K. Wegren

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 48.99

    Now in a thoroughly revised and expanded edition, this text provides the most authoritative and current analysis available of the challenges facing Putin. Leading scholars consider a comprehensive array of economic, political, foreign policy, and social issues, offering an indispensable guide for anyone needing to understand contemporary Russia.... more...

  • Authoritarian Russiaby Vladimir Gel'man

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    Russia today represents one of the major examples of the phenomenon of ?electoral authoritarianism? which is characterized by adopting the trappings of democratic institutions (such as elections, political parties, and a legislature) and enlisting the service of the country?s essentially authoritarian rulers. Why and how has the electoral authoritarian... more...

  • Putin's Warsby Marcel H. Van Herpen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    This fully updated book offers the first systematic analysis of Putin?s three wars, placing t he Second Chechen War, the war with Georgia of 2008, and the war with Ukraine of 2014?2015 in their broader historical context. Readable and clearly argued, this study is essential for understanding the dynamics of Putin?s regime. more...

  • Strategic Partners: Russian-Chinese Relations in the Post-Soviet Eraby Jeanne Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Russia's foreign policy experience in the first post-Soviet decade was marked by disappointments as well as surprising turns. Expectations that Russia would join the Western powers as an equal partner were frustrated, while relations with the People's Republic of China warmed considerably. Today, Russia's relationship with China is an important component... more...

  • The History of the Baltic States, 2nd Editionby Kevin O'Connor

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 58.00

    The Baltic States?Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania?were granted independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, the three countries have struggled with sluggish economies, tensions with Russia, and government corruption. This extensively updated second edition of a well-regarded reference illuminates the events of the last decade, including... more...

  • Republic of Belarusby International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Belarus continues to be highly vulnerable to economic shocks, as was illustrated by the turbulence in foreign exchange and debt markets in late 2014. Frequent bouts of expansionary macroeconomic policies, in a context of deep structural rigidities, have fueled inflation and external imbalances and left... more...