Cooperation and Conflict in the Former Soviet Union

Implications for Migration

Edited by Jeremy R. Azrael, Emil A. Payin

Contributors: Kevin F. McCarthy, Georges Vernez


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This collection presents thirteen papers by policy analysts from Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus on the relationship between current and emergent migratory processes and patterns in the former Soviet Union, and current and emergent trends in political, economic, and security relations among the Soviet successor states. An introduction and overview by two American specialists put the findings and observations presented in these papers in a broader comparative perspective and examine some of their international implications.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

  • Chapter 1

    Introduction and Overview

    Kevin F. McCarthy and Georges Vernez

  • Section One

    Migration Trends in the CIS

  • Chapter 2

    Migration Patterns in the Former Soviet Union

    Zhanna A. Zaionchkovskaya

  • Chapter 3

    The Political Context of Migration in the Former Soviet Union

    Emil A. Payin and Andrei I. Susarov

  • Chapter 4

    Economic Changes in the Post-USSR: Reasons for Mass Migrations

    Vyacheslav Vashanov

  • Section Two

    Migration Patterns in the Slavic States

  • Chapter 5

    Trends in Ukrainian Migration and Short-term Work Trips

    Sergei I. Pirozhkov

  • Chapter 6

    Contemporary Migration Trends in Belarus

    Lyubov E. Tikhonova

  • Chapter 7

    Chinese Immigration in the Far East: Regional, National, and International Dimensions

    Pavel A. Minakir

  • Section Three

    Central Asia

  • Chapter 8

    Political Development Paradigms for Central Asia: The Consequences of Migration

    Sergei A. Panarin

  • Chapter 9

    Relocation to Russia from Central Asia: Understanding the Decision to Migrate

    Galina S. Vitkovskaya

  • Chapter 10

    Migration and Contemporary Ethnopolitical Conflicts in the North Caucasus

    Larisa L. Khoperskaya

  • Section Four

    Prospects for Cooperation

  • Chapter 11

    Forced Migrants in the Commonwealth of Independent States

    Vladimir I. Mukomel

  • Chapter 12

    The Legal Dimensions of Preventing Forced Migration

    Arthur C. Helton

  • Section Five

    Prospects for Integration

  • Chapter 13

    On the Future of the "Post-Soviet Region"

    Dmitrii E. Furman

  • Chapter 14

    The Future of CIS Political Integration: The View From Ukraine

    Vladimir A. Malinkovich

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