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‘Nothing but humiliation for Russia’: Moscow and NATO’s eastern enlargement, 1993-1995

Radchenko, Sergey 2020. ‘Nothing but humiliation for Russia’: Moscow and NATO’s eastern enlargement, 1993-1995. Journal of Strategic Studies 43 (6-7) , pp. 769-815. 10.1080/01402390.2020.1820331
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Abstract

This article recounts Russia’s response to NATO’s eastern enlargement. It argues that NATO enlargement was seen as perfectly acceptable in Moscow, as long as it was inclusive of Russia, which would gain in status as America’s key partner and ally. Once it became apparent that Russia would not be invited to join, the narrative changed to active opposition, as Boris Yeltsin sought domestic legitimacy from being perceived as the defender of the national interest against Western encroachment. The article highlights the fluid nature of so called national interests, which are defined and redefined in ways affording the greatest legitimation to the political elites.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0140-2390
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 September 2020
Date of Acceptance: 4 September 2020
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 18:49
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/135043

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