Detroit, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2009
Series: Opposing viewpoints series
271 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN:
9780737737677 (hardcover), 0737737670 (hardcover), 9780737737684 (pbk.), 0737737689 (pbk.), 9780737737677, Language:
What is Russia's role in international politics? Russia is the world's next energy superpower / Is Russia moving toward democracy? Russia is moving toward democracy / How is Western culture influencing Russia? Western consumer goods are improving Russians' standard of living / What is Russia's greatest challenge? Russia is facing population decline /
Fiona Hill ; Russia is not the world's next energy superpower / Carol R. Saivetz ; The United States should view Russia as a strategic partner / Gary Hart ; The United States should not view Russia as a strategic partner / John Edwards and Jack Kemp ; Russia's influence in the Middle East is growing / Ed Blanche ; Russia's global influence is shrinking / Peter Zeihan ; Russia's unsafe nuclear stockpile is a threat to global stability / National Intelligence Council ; Russia has made some progress in securing its nuclear stockpile / Matthew Bunn and Anthony Wier -- Vyacheslav Nikonov ; Russia is moving away from democracy / Peter Wilson ; Russia is becoming a dictatorship / Orlando Figes ; Russia is not becoming a democracy or a dictatorship / Stephen Kotkin ; The Kremlin respects Russians' civil rights / Dmitry Medvedev ; The Kremlin assassinates its critics / Michael Specter ; Russia is fighting terrorism undemocratically and unsuccessfully / Nabi Abdullaev and Simon Saradzhyan -- Steve Liesman ; Western-style consumer credit is driving Russians into debt / Yasha Levine ; Russians embrace Western pop culture / Viv Groskop ; Russians embrace patriotic homegrown culture / Fred Weir ; Westerners want to work and live in Russia / Olga Sharapova ; Russians and migrant workers want to leave Russia to work and live in the West / Irina Ivakhnyuk -- Victor Yasmann ; Environmental pollution is a major problem in Russia / Mark A. Smith ; Russia's reliance on oil exports may lead to its downfall / Moisés Naím ; Russia's relationship with the Middle East is perilous / Igor Khrestin and John Elliott ; The gap between rich and poor is undermining Russian society / Luke Harding
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