Nadia Boyadjieva has produced an excellent, in-depth study of relations between Russia and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the impact on the security environment in Europe after the end of the Cold War. This is the first book by a Bulgarian scholar to focus on that particular aspect of international relations. Boyadjieva makes an important contribution by highlighting the influence of the Cold War and its legacy in understanding the security milieu during the period under investigation. Another significant merit of her research is the special attention she pays to official and unofficial Russian perspectives on security relations, drawing on archival documents, academic literature, mass-media publications, and interviews.

The eight chapters of the book follow the chronology of the events that took place during the decade immediately after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The first chapter provides an introductory framework for the rest of the book. Boyadjieva...

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