Russia has long been a major player in the international relations arena, but only by examining the whole century can Russian foreign policy be properly understood, and the key questions as to the impact of war, of revolution, of collapse, the emergence of the Cold War and Russia’s post-Soviet development be addressed.
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.