In this timely and pathbreaking volume, scholars in comparative politics and international relations build upon earlier theoretical work on the interaction of domestic and international systems, applying it innovatively to the study of post-Soviet Russian policy and conduct. Individual chapters focus on regime type, leadership politics, interest group politics, nationalism as ideology, international conflict and threat, and international economic opportunities and constraints. The complex interplay between domestic and international factors is highlighted. Exploring both the origins and the outcomes of Russian policy and behavior, this book provides a telling measure of the direction and significance of political change since 1991.

chapter Chapter 1|19 pages

The Sources of Russian Conduct: Theories, Frameworks, and Approaches

ByCeleste A. Wallander

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Democratization, War, and Nationalism in the Post-Communist States

ByJack Snyder

chapter Chapter 3|28 pages

Russian Nationalism and the National Interest in Russian Foreign Policy

ByAstrid S. Tuminez

chapter Chapter 4|25 pages

Russian Foreign Policy and the Politics of National Identity

ByJames Richter

chapter Chapter 7|26 pages

Russian Identity and Foreign Policy in Estonia and Uzbekistan

ByTed Hopf

chapter Chapter 9|12 pages

Ideas, Interests, and Institutions in Russian Foreign Policy

ByCeleste Α. Wallander