to the project timetable, my research activities were focused on
the following priorities:
Updating the database. The data for the project were drawn from
the following sources:
search on Internet
organizations' documents: EU, NATO, Council of Europe, Council
of the Baltic Sea States, Nordic institutions, etc.
publications and materials
with officials, politicians, NGO activists and experts
literature: monographs, analytical papers, and articles
information, yearbooks, handbooks and reference books
conducted my research in several libraries such as Kaliningrad State
University, St. Petersburg University, Danish Institute for International
Studies, Central European University, Moscow State University, Moscow
State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Institute for
Information on Social Science, Institute of World Economy and International
Relations, Institute of Europe (all of them are a part of the Russian
Academy of Sciences), Russian State Library (Moscow), Nizhny Novgorod
Regional Library, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University and Nizhny
Novgorod State University.
continued my consultations with prominent Russian and foreign experts
on Kalinigrad: Leonid Karabeshkin, President, BaltiaClub, St Petersburg;
Boris Kuznetsov, Director, Center for Integration Research &
Projects, St. Petersburg; Vladimir Kuznetsov, Vice-Rector, St. Petersburg
University of Humanities; Dr. Alexei Ignatiev, East-West Institute,
Kaliningrad-Moscow; Prof. Gennady Fedorov and Associate Professor
Yuri Zverev, Kaliningrad State University; Dr. Pertti Joenniemi
and Prof. Haakan Wiberg, Project Leaders, Danish Institute for International
Studies (Copenhagen); Prof. Poul Wolffsen, Department of Social
Sciences, Roskilde University, Denmark; Christian Wellmann, Deputy
Director, Schlesvig-Holstein Institute of Peace (Germany); Edward
Rhodes, Deputy Director, Institute for European Studies, Rutgers
made several study trips to Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow,
Copenhagen, Minsk, Vilnius and Gdansk to work in the libraries,
interview experts and take part in relevant conferences. I had to
cancel my proposed trips to Estonia and Latvia because of:
lack of funding (travel costs jumped up both inside Russia and
in the Baltic Sea region in 2003), and
barriers (the Baltic states and Poland have recently introduced
a Schengen-like visa regime that resulted in increasing visa fees
and extending a waiting period)
The work on the policy paper. I've produced three drafts and
revised them in accordance with comments of my individual and group
mentors. The final version will be uploaded upon the receipt of
mentors' approval. The March 2004 IPF training session was really
helpful for producing a (hopefully) final version.
The work on academic papers. Two books and several papers and
book chapters were produced and published (see the next section).
Dissemination of the project results. There were three main
venues for my dissemination activities: conference presentations,
publications and teaching.
Conference participation and presentations:
Security Challenges as Challenges to Peace Research', 16th Nordic
and 4th Baltic Peace Research Convention, September 2003, St.
Petersburg (paper: 'Encouraging the EU-Russia Dialogue on Kaliningrad:
Problems and opportunities')
on the Margins: the EU's Northern Dimension', Expert Seminar,
Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen, September
2003 (paper on Russian policies in the Northern Dimension framework)
of the Renamed Cities', expert seminar, Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic
University, October 2003 (paper on Kaliningrad/Konigsberg)
Eastern Dimension and Russia', international conference, Center
for Integration Research & Programs, Novgorod the Great, November
2003 (paper: 'EU's Eastern and Northern Dimensions: Comparative
Rock University, PA, USA, February 2004 (public lecture: Kaliningrad
and the EU-Russia relations under Putin')
Studies in Social Sciences, INO-Center, Moscow, March 2004 (paper
on the Kaliningrad problem)
Studies Association Annual Convention, Montreal, March 2004 (paper
giver and discussant)
Society Institute, Budapest, March 2004 (public lecture: 'Kalinigrad:
pilot region or exclave?')
University, Ithaca, NY, USA, April 2004 (public lecture: 'The
Kaliningrad problem in the context of EU enlargement')
European Day Conference, University of Fribourg, Switzerland,
June 2004 (paper: 'Kalinigrad: pilot region or exclave?') (forthcoming)
paper 'Kaliningrad: Russian Outpost or Window on Europe?' (the
final version to be available at my website) (in English).
Pertti, Sergounin, Alexander, Russia and EU's Northern Dimension:
Encounter or Clash of Civilizations? (Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic
University Press, 2003), 452 p. (in English).
Alexander, 'Russian Strategy in the Baltic Sea Area: From Damage
Limitation to a Co-operative Model', In: Nordeuropa-forum, 2003,
no. 1, pp. 55-83 (in English).
Alexander, 'Transformation of 'hard' security in the Baltic Sea
Region', In: Christian Wellmann and Hanne-Margret Birckenback
(eds.), The Kaliningrad Challenge (Hamburg: Lit, 2003) (in English).
Alexander, 'Russia and the EU's Northern Dimension', In: Russian
Expert Review, 2003 <http://www.rusrev.org/BlazeServer/page.jsp?pk=node_
1065175513896> (in English).
Alexander, 'Encouraging the EU-Russia Dialogue on Kaliningrad:
Problems and Opportunities', In: New Security Challenges as Challenges
to Peace Research, 16th Nordic and 4th Baltic Peace Research Convention,
September 2003, St. Petersburg: St. Petersburg University, 2003
Alexander, 'EU's Eastern and Northern Dimensions: Comparative
Analysis', In: Philip Kazin and Vladimir Kuznetsov (eds.), EU's
Eastern Dimension and Russia (St. Petersburg: Center for Integration
Research & Programs, 2004), pp. 66-69 (in Russian).
Alexander, Kaliningrad in the Context of EU's Northern Dimension,
Proceedings of the 3rd Convention of the Russian Political Science
Association, Moscow, April 2003 (forthcoming) (in Russian).
Poul, Sergounin, Alexander, Kaliningrad: A Russian Exclave or
'Pilot Region'? (Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University Press,
2004) (book in print) (in English).
used the Kaliningrad case in the following courses taught in the
fall semester 2003 (Nizhny Novgorod Linguistic University):
Current Foreign Policy
Political Economy, and
also served as an adviser to one Ph.D. and two undergraduate students
who wrote either theses or term papers on the EU's Northern Dimension