Ten Years After the Soviet Breakup: The Primacy of History and Culture

Issue Date October 2001
Volume 12
Issue 4
Page Numbers 20-26
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The 15 states of the former Soviet fall into three broad categories, largely defined by fault lines of history and culture.

About the Author

Zbigniew Brzezinski, U.S. national security advisor during the Carter administration, is professor of U.S. foreign policy at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and counselor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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