Relations between Russia and the West are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War. “What to do about Russia” is a matter of daily debates among Europeans and Americans. Few of those debates directly include Russian views on contemporary challenges. This volume fills this gap by featuring authors from Russia, as well as non-Russian experts on Russia, who present Russian views on relations with Western countries.


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Introduction – The Russia File: Russia and the West in an Unordered World by Daniel S. Hamilton and Stefan Meister


Chapter 1 - Russia’s Changing Relations with the West: Prospects for a New Hybrid System by Andrey Kortunov


Chapter 2 - Fuzzy Alliances, Flexible Relations Fyodor Lukyanov by Fyodor Lukyanov


Chapter 3 - Can Ukraine Change Russia? by Vladislav L. Inozemtsev


Chapter 4 - Eastern Europe’s Challenge to Russian-Western Relations by Lyubov Shishelina


Chapter 5 - Russia and the West: Energy Warfare by Mikhail Krutikhin


Chapter 6 - The Worst Friends: EU-Russian Economic Relations at a Time of Hostility by Andrey Movchan


Chapter 7 - Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East: New Challenge for Western Interests? by Nikolay Kozhanov


Chapter 8 - Russian and Western Engagement in the Broader Middle East by Mark N. Katz


Chapter 9 - Sino-Russian Relations and Transatlantic Ties by Richard Weitz

Chapter 10 - Russia–China Relations and the West


Chapter 11 - The Struggle for the Hearts and Minds of Russians by András Simonyi


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