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to capture enough power to dominate other states in the global system, that hegemonic power is able to establish certain rules that the rest of the states must follow. The weaker states understand their roles within the global system, and the hegemon provides benefits to those states provided they

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

influence. The French even attempted to retain some lingering influence by trying to make cultivated French o f the local elites, but whether in Indochina or even near-by Algeria, such efforts to maintain a hegemonic power position proved futile 4 The logic o f national power relationships in the modem era

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

foundation for relations between a small and relatively weak capitalist state and a contiguous non-capitalist hegemonic power. Although neither party fully achieved all of the goals that each pursued during the negotiations of the fcma , it nevertheless became a treaty that was heralded by both parties as a

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

fully trust Russia as the hegemonic power. Thus, all of the states of the fsu found themselves faced with a situation of Russian hegemonic dominance with a high level of mistrust of the regional hegemon. Therefore they had to choose whether or not they were willing to cooperate with Russia

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review

but a vehicle through which its most influential members collectively pursue hegemonic power interests in its external relationship ( Hyde-Price, 2006 , 2008; Bjorkdahl, 2005 ). By this logic, the argument that the eu is an actor pre-disposed to act normatively in pursuit of universal values

In: The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review