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The role of small states in the post-Cold War era : the case of Belarus / Dmitry Shlapentokh.

Author/creator Shlapentokh, Dmitry
Other author/creatorArmy War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Format Electronic and Book
Publication InfoCarlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]
Description1 online resource (vii, 79 pages)
Supplemental Content
Contents The small player and the Cold War -- Russian direction : from "union state" to conflict -- Western direction : the first steps -- Baltic response -- Asian direction -- The Iranian equation -- China directions -- Conclusion.
Abstract The United States is no longer the only global center of power as it was in the first years of post-Cold War era. Neither are there just two superpowers -- the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics -- that define the course of global events. The new multipolarity implies the presence of several centers of power that will provide the opportunity for small states, such as Belarus, to move from one center of power to the other and/or to engage in a sort of geopolitical gamesmanship. During the last 10 years or so, Belarus moved from Russia to the European Union and back, while at the same time engaging in relationships with Iran and China. While relationships with Russia and the European Union have not been stable, the story is different with China and Iran. Belarus has always maintained a good relationship with both countries, especially with China. This demonstrates the increasing role of Asia in the geopolitical arrangements now and certainly in the years to come.
General noteTitle from PDF title page (viewed on May 23, 2012).
General note"May 2012."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 66-79).
GPO item number0307-A-31 (online)
Govt. docs number D 101.146:B 41

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