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On The Edge
Ukrainian - Central European - Russian Security Triangle

Edited by Margarita Balmaceda, Professor at the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Seton Hall University, USA, former Marie Curie Fellow at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland

"...the first volume to discuss Central-Eastern Europe and Russia within the context of a triangular framework." - European Security

"This book fills an important gap in the literature on international relations within post-communist central and eastern Europe." - Slavic Review

"... devoid of the generalities and one-sidedness that often spoil Western works about Russia and its neighbors...
The book suggests extending the reach of regional integration mechanisms through the potential inclusion of Ukraine and, probably Russia into new loose `post-bipolar` economic mechanisms in East-Central Europe." - Transitions Online (TOL)

"... provides interesting and thought-proviking analyses of contemporary regional relations in Central Europe. The book is a must for graduate students and scholars interested in the new challenges to European security and the relationships between those included and those excluded - at least for the time being - in the NATO and EU enlargement processes." - Harvard Ukrainian Studies

"... the book is successful because it puts the spotlight on relationships that have not previously received sufficient attention from academic observers." - Choice

A new globally significant relationship arising after the break-up of the Soviet Union is the main topic of this unparalleled volume - the geopolitical link between Russia, Ukraine and the three bordering 'Central European' states, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. On the Edge is a path-breaking analysis of this triangular relationship with an in-depth focus on economic, political and more importantly, security issues.

The expansion of NATO up to Ukraine's borders is likely to leave Ukraine in a delicate position vis--vis Russia. On the Edge addresses key questions, such as: how are events in Ukraine affecting the security calculations of the Central European states; Central European relations with Russia and NATO; and relations among Central European states themselves? The volume examines what Central European states can do to solidify Ukraine's independence and help it avoid international isolation.

On the Edge gives a Central European perspective on all these issues and suggests concrete forms of co-operation.

"Insgesamt gesehen tragt das Buch zu unserem Verstandnis der Beziehungen zwischen funf wichtigen Landern bei, die aus dem sowjetischen "Reich" vor nur einem jahrzehnt als unabhangige Akteure hervorgegangen sind. Obwohl sich das zentrale organisierende Konzept als nicht besonders erhellend erwiesen hat, tragt diese Tatsache selbst doch zu unserem Verstandnis des aussen- und sicherheitspolitischen Beziehungen in der Region bei." - osteuropa



Introduction: International relations theory and the European security triangle PART I: CASE STUDIES Chapter 1: Shaping the triangle Chapter 2: The Polish-Ukrainian-Russian security triangle Chapter 3: The Slovak-Ukrainian-Russian security triangle Chapter 4: The Hungarian-Ukrainian-Russian security triangle PART II: PATTERNS Chapter 5: Patterns of the triangular relationship (economic factors) Chapter 6: Patterns of the triangular relationship (role of national minorities) Chapter 7: The Ukraine-Central European border after NATO expansion Conclusion

280 pages
ISBN 978-963-9116-80-1 cloth $49.95 / €42.95 / 37.00