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The Eastern Question

Russia, the West and Europe's Grey Zone

Edited by Stefan Meister and Daniel S. Hamilton

The future of Europe’s east is open. Can the societies of this vast region become more democratic and secure and integrate into the European mainstream? Or are they destined to become failed, fractured lands of grey mired in the stagnation and turbulence historically characteristic of Europe’s borderlands? How and why is Russia seeking to influence these developments, and what is the future of Russia itself? How should the West engage?

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