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The book explains why the US-Russia post-9/11 partnership did not endure. Washington backed away from its initial commitment to a new level of cooperation with Moscow in addressing issues of terrorism, energy security, political instability and weapons proliferation. Much of America's policy is shaped by an ambition to remain the only world's superpower and by activities of interest groups with the agenda of isolating Russia from the Western world. Although these groups do not dictate the official policy, their influence has been notable. The book analyzes the negative role played by Russophobia and formulates a different approach to Russia in the post-Cold War world.In Russia, in response to the economic reforms of the 1990s, the most prominent interest group was a handful of extremely wealthy individualsa€” oligarchsa€”that emerged to control much of the economy and influence key decisions of the state. Despite ... Boris Berezovski and Vladimir Gusinski, who launched an anti-Putin propaganda campaign using their media empires and their own TV channels, wereanbsp;...

Author: Andrei Tsygankov
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-04-27

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