Daniel S. Hamilton and Stefan Meister (editors)


Relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War. “What to do about Russia” is a matter of daily debates among Europeans and Americans. Few of those debates directly include Russian views on contemporary challenges. This volume fills this gap by featuring authors from Russia, as well as non-Russian experts on Russia, who present Russian views on relations with Western countries.

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Introduction – The Russia File: Russia and the West in an Unordered World by Daniel S. Hamilton and Stefan Meister

Chapter 1 Russia’s Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System by Andrey Kortunov

Chapter 2 Fuzzy Alliances, Flexible Relations Fyodor Lukyanov by Fyodor Lukyanov

Chapter 3 Can Ukraine Change Russia? by Vladislav L. Inozemtsev

Chapter 4 Eastern Europe’s Challenge to Russian-Western Relations by Lyubov Shishelina

Chapter 5 Russia and the West: Energy Warfare by Mikhail Krutikhin

Chapter 6 The Worst Friends: EU-Russian Economic Relations at a Time of Hostility by Andrey Movchan

Chapter 7 Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: New Challenge for Western Interests? by Nikolay Kozhanov

Chapter 8 Russian and Western Engagement in the Broader Middle East by Mark N. Katz

Chapter 9 Sino-Russian Relations and Transatlantic Ties by Richard Weitz

Chapter 10 Russia–China Relations and the West by Marcin Kaczmarski

Chapter 11 The Struggle for the Hearts and Minds of Russians by András Simonyi

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