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A second edition of this book is now available.

This thoughtful and balanced text examines the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. Presenting an evenhanded treatment of controversial issues, Jeffrey Mankoff analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors, including the United States, the European Union, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and China. Despite Moscow's often-harsh rhetoric and the deployment of Russian forces against Georgia in 2008, the author convincingly demonstrates that today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers than in directly challenging the West. Thoroughly researched and knowledgeable, this book will be invaluable for all students of Russia.

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