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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Basic Books 2015; US$ 17.99
In this finely written and penetrating book, Anna Reid combines research and her own experiences to chart Ukraine?s tragic past. Talking to peasants and politicians, rabbis and racketeers, dissidents and paramilitaries, survivors of Stalin?s famine and of Nazi labor camps, she reveals the layers of myth and propaganda that wrap this divided land.... more...
- 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...
- Wallstein Verlag 2015; US$ 33.39
Eines der wichtigsten Kapitel der Nachkriegsgeschichte Weißrusslands und der UdSSR. Die Breslauer Zeithistorikerin Ma?gorzata Ruchniewicz behandelt ein zentrales Kapitel der Nachkriegsgeschichte der sowjetischen Teilrepublik Weißrussland: die Sowjetisierung ihres westlichen Teils. Diese Region gehörte bis 1939 zu Polen. Im Zuge des Hitler-Stalin-Paktes... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 149.99
This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Estonia covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, glossary, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 2.99
Since the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, former Soviet republic Ukraine has struggled against its "giant neighbor to the north"?Russia? to maintain its sovereignty. In early 2014 tensions turned to conflict as Vladimir Putin, determined to keep Ukraine from forging stronger ties with the West, seized Crimea and fomented conflict in eastern Ukraine.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99
The Historical Dictionary of the Chechen Conflict covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95
The societies of Central Asia are besieged from within and without. The political elites - virtually unchanged despite the transition to independent statehood - battle radical Islamic movements and other oppositional threats that are continuously fueled by economic instability, corruption, environmental deterioration, and the collapse of social services.... more...