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C O N T E N T S

INTRODUCTION

Sources and definitions

1 THE LEGACY OF THE PAST

1.1 Domination
1.2 Problems
1.3 Break-up
1.4 Conclusion

2 THE STAGES OF RUSSIAN POLICY

2.1 Moderation: 1992
2.2 Bellicose rhetoric: late 1992 - mid-1994
2.3 Opposing NATO: mid-1994 - early 1997

3 THE SECURITY DIMENSION

3.1 Background
3.2 National interests
3.3 Security issues
3.4 Conclusion

4 THE MINORITY PROBLEM

4.1 The evolution of consensus
4.2 Divisions and distribution
4.3 Citizenship
4.4 Conclusion

5 THE ECONOMIC FACTOR

5.1 Soviet structures
5.2 Dependence or interdependence?
5.3 Trade development
5.4 Pressure tactics
5.5 Non-state actors
5.6 Conclusion: "Business increasingly lubricates sticky political relations"

6 THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

6.1 "Sui generis"
6.2 Pressure for withdrawal
6.3 "Betrayal by the West"
6.4 Minority rights
6.5 Conclusion

FINAL ASSESSMENT

BIBLIOGRAPHY


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