Surveying the whole of the twentieth century in an accessible and clear manner Russia’s International Relations in the Twentieth Century provides an overview and narrative, with analysis, that will serve as an introduction and resource for students of Russian foreign policy in the period, and those who seek to understand the development of modern Russia in an international context.
The volume includes:
an analysis of the major themes which surrounded Russia’s position in world affairs as one of the European Great Powers before the First World War
the impact of Revolution and the emergence of Soviet foreign policy with its dual aims of normalization and world revolution
the changes wrought to the international order by the rise of Nazi Germany and by the Second World War
the origins and development of the Cold War
the end of the Cold War and the Soviet collapse
how Russia has rebuilt itself as an international power in the post-Soviet era.
An essential resource for students of Russian history and International policy.