Russia’s European Choice

  • Editors
  • Ted Hopf

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

    1. Ted Hopf
      Pages 1-10
  3. Russia and Europe, Historically Speaking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Hiski Haukkala
      Pages 35-56
  4. Russia and Europe: Making Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Alexander Sergunin
      Pages 59-93
  5. Russia and Europe: Relationship under Construction

  6. Russia and Europe: Three Possible Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Sergei Medvedev
      Pages 215-232
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 233-266

About this book


Russia has never been able to escape its relationship with Europe, or Europe with Russia. Geography and history have conspired to make them both neighbors and unavoidable factors in each other s daily lives. From the early 1700s until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Europe and Moscow both relied on material power to balance against any threats emerging from East and West. More recently, Europe and the EU have adopted a different strategy: make Russia non-threatening by making it European, like "us." Meanwhile, Russia s resistance to Europe s assimilationist mission is increasingly robust, fuelled by energy exports to Europe and the world. Contributors to this volume wrestle with the question of whether the European project is feasible, desirable, or even ethical.


community conflict cooperation death decision-making Europe European Union (EU) foreign policy integration politics

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