The importance of Russian thinking about NATO expansion eastward has been badly underestimated in the West. In this first comprehensive English-language assessment of the Russian position, Black seeks to remedy that oversight by a thorough examination of Russian official statements, expert analysis, party platforms, and media commentary, which show the degree to which NATO expansion has brought a rare unity to the otherwise fragmented and volatile Russian political arena.
(SHORT BIO) J. L. Black is professor of Russian and Soviet history and director of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR), Carleton University, Ottawa. (LONG BIO) J. L. Black is professor of Russian and Soviet history and director of the Centre for Research on Canadian-Russian Relations (CRCR), Carleton University, Ottawa. He received a Ph.D. in history from McGill University in 1968 and went on to teach at Laurentian University. He moved to Carleton University in 1976. He is the author of Nicholas Karamzin and Nineteenth Century Russian Society: A Study in Russian Political and Historical Thought (1975), Citizens for the Fatherland: Education, Educators, and Pedagogical Ideals in Eighteenth-Century Russia (1979), G.-F. Muller and the Imperial Russian Academy, 1725-1783 (1986), Into the Dustbin of History: The USSR from August Coup to Commonwealth, 1991 (1993), and Canada in the Soviet Mirror: Ideology and Perception in Soviet Foreign Policy, 1917-1991 (1998).
Part 1 Section I: The History Chapter 2 Herein Lies the Tale Chapter 3 A Long-festering Issue Chapter 4 1997-Down to the Wire Chapter 5 Albright Comes to Town Chapter 6 Summit at Helsinki Chapter 7 Toward the Russia-NATO Founding Act Chapter 8 "May Days." A Modern Time of Troubles Chapter 9 Manifestations of the Debate Chapter 10 Restructuring Relations with NATO Chapter 11 A New Cold War? Chapter 12 1999: The Anniversary Year Part 13 Section II: Ripple Effects Chapter 14 Groping for New Strategic Partners Chapter 15 China Chapter 16 Iran-Iraq Chapter 17 "Double Standards." Yugoslavia and the Serbs Chapter 18 NATO and Russian Security Questions. Resurrecting Old Demons Chapter 19 Military Reform Chapter 20 Ukraine Enigma Chapter 21 The Baltic States: Drawing a "Red Line" in the Sand Chapter 22 The Commonwealth of Independent States. Return of the "Great Game"? Chapter 23 Conclusions Chapter 24 Russian Newspapers and Their Audiences