Provides an introduction to the major developments that have characterized the foreign policy of Russia during the Tsarist, Soviet, and post-Soviet periods. Addresses the long-term historical continuities in Russian foreign policy, both as they undermined the status quo at the end of the Soviet era, and as they now condition Russia's search for a new definition of the national interest.
I. HISTORICAL FOUNDATIONS. 1. Sources of Russian Diplomacy. 2. The Beleaguered Soviet State, 1917-1939. 3. From Wartime Alliance. 4. The Crumbling of the Empire, 1953-1985. II. DOMESTIC DETERMINANTS. 5. In Search of the Russian. 6. Russia and the Commonwealth. 7. National Security in an Era of Flux. III. GEOPOLITICAL INTERESTS. 8. Russia and Europe. 9. Russia in Asia191. 10. Russia and the Third World. 11. Russian Interests in the Middle East. 12. Russia and International Organizations. 13. Russian-American Relations. IV. THE FUTURE. 14. Russian Foreign Policy: Looking Ahead. 1996 Post-Election Epilogue.