Review of Identities and foreign policies in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus: the Other Europes, a book by Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina published in 2014.
By Nataliya Borys, University of Geneva (Global Studies Institute).
What does “belonging to Europe” mean for the European Union (EU)’s eastern neighbors? What role did competing visions of “Europe” and ideas of belonging or exclusion play in the fates of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus in the post-Soviet period? To what extent are these countries “European”? These are some of the questions asked by Stephen White and Valentina Feklyunina in their new book about political identities and foreign policies in post-Soviet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Read the rest of this entry »