Introduction: The Fall of the Soviet Union and the Resurgence of Russia

Vinod K. Aggarwal and Kristi Govella

Responding to a Resurgent Russia: Russian Policy and Responses from the European Union and the United States, New York: Springer, 2011

This introductory chapter provides a general overview of Russia’s domestic and foreign policy during the post-Cold War period. We begin by taking a look at the turbulent political and economic reforms of the 1990s. Then, we turn to the factors driving Russia’s resurgence in the 2000s and the changes in its foreign policy during this time period. We also briefl y consider the ramifi cations of the global economic crisis that began in 2008. In concluding, we outline the chapters that form the body of this book, a set of detailed examinations of economics and security written by experts on Russian, American, and European foreign policy. We reserve our discussion of Russian relations with the United States and the EU for the conclusion of this volume.

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