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Author Roberts, Cynthia A.

Title Russia and the European Union : the sources and limits of "special relationships" / Cynthia A. Roberts.

Imprint Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2007]


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Description ix, 133 pages : digital, PDF file.
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Series U.S. and Russia, regional security issues and interests
U.S. and Russia, regional security issues and interests.
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Mode of access: Internet from the SSI web site.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Mar. 8, 2007).
"February 2007."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 86-133).
Summary More than 15 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union and two decades after the last Soviet President, Mikhail Gorbachev, raised hopes that Russia would liberalize and join a common European home, Moscow again resorts to authoritarian means amid the continuing absence of a mutual agenda for Russia's integration into Western institutions. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia and the West have averted renewed confrontation but managed only to craft a series of half-formed, suboptimal partnerships -- with the European Union (EU), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the Group of 7 -- in which Russia is neither anchored by democratic rules nor fully excluded by Western institutions. These "special relationships," which have been often turbulent, are now seriously strained by Russia's stronger geopolitical position, boosted by sustained high economic growth and market power in energy, and newly-emboldened rulers, who seek to renegotiate terms. This monograph, which focuses on Russia and the EU, explains why such special relationships tend to produce shallow collaboration, symbolic summitry, and costly standoffs. It underscores the bargaining problems which block closer cooperation in areas of mutual interest, from managing energy interdependence, instability in the Balkans, and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East, to negotiating a new partnership and cooperation agreement. The ongoing disputes are over terms, not just enforcement, and rooted in asymmetries in power, uncertainty about the distributional costs and benefits of engagement, and mistrust generated by continued unwillingness or inability to lock-in the liberal domestic structures necessary for credible commitments or converge to European norms.
Contents The roots of special relationships: bargaining problems -- Partial integration vs. full integration -- International and domestic incentives to reform: the successful European integration model -- Prospects for anchoring post-Communist neighbors outside the EU -- The framework of relations: building a special relationship in lieu of Russia's membership in EU -- Russia's approach to partnership: underlying commitment problems -- Russia-EU partnership under Putin: tactical success and strategic stalemate -- The long and winding road to nebulous common spaces -- Economic asymmetries and energy interdependence -- Mutual ambivalence about the Europeanization and integration of Russia -- Russia's multi-vector strategy and the mixes appeal of "Euro-east" -- Integration with the West: an idea whose time keeps coming -- Conclusions.
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Subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- European Union countries.
European Union countries -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Europe -- European Union countries. (OCoLC)fst01269470
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
Russia -- foreign policy -- EU -- Europe.
Russia -- internal politics -- government.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Other Form: Roberts, Cyntha A. Russia and the European Union ix, 133 p. (OCoLC)85823851
ISBN 1584872780
Standard No. AU@ 000042071650
GEBAY 10294294
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-58 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/16:EU 7

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