Introduction : life after death? -- Imperial exit and post-imperial condition -- Geopolitics and security -- Economics and energy -- Demographics and immigration -- Culture, ideology, and religion -- Conclusion.
Argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion of creating an exclusive power center out of the post-Soviet space.
The war in Georgia. Tensions with Ukraine and other nearby countries. Moscow's bid to consolidate its "zone of privileged interests" among the Commonwealth of Independent States. These volatile situations all raise questions about the nature of and prospects for Russia's relations with its neighbors. In this book, Carnegie scholar Dmitri Trenin argues that Moscow needs to drop the notion (read more)
About The Author
Dmitri V. Trenin
Dmitri Trenin is director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. From 1993 to 1997, Trenin held posts as a senior research fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome and a senior research fellow at the Institute of Europe in Moscow. He is the author of Getting Russia Right (2007), Russia's Restless Frontier: The Chechnya Factor in Post-Soviet Russia (2004), and The End of Eurasia: Russia on the (read more)