The Russia that emerged from the ruins of the Soviet Union at the end of 1991 is a new country, conducting a new foreign policy. This book surveys Russia's relations with the world since 1992 and assesses the future prospect for the foreign policy of Europe's largest country. Leon Aron examines the changing domestic basis of Russian policy toward other countries. Sherman Garnett traces Russian relations with the former republics of the Soviet Union that are now independent states to Russia's west, in particular Ukraine and the three Baltic countries: Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia. Rajan Menon analyzes the rather different set of policies the new Russia has pursued toward its new neighbors to the south, in the Caucasus and Central Asia. Finally, Coit Blacker discusses the evolving Russian approach to the West.
Together these essays offer an authoritative summary and assessment of Russia's relations with its neighbors and with the rest of the world since the collapse of the Soviet Union.