"Any international practitioner dealing with Eastern Europe today appreciates that the legal future of the region is shaped by its Soviet past. With Dr Grant's invaluable collection of insights in hand, key elements of that landscape are revealed across different times and places."—Emmanuel Gaillard, Global Head of Disputes Group and Head of International Arbitration practice, Shearman & Sterling LLP
"Dr Tom Grant is one of the best and keenest legal observers of the post-Soviet space in the West."— Lauri Mälksoo, Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu (Estonia) and the author of "Russian Approaches to International Law"
"Dr Grant's two-volume edition does a great service in clarifying the rules of international law at stake, demonstrating how Russia has violated them, and drawing lessons for an international community that seeks adherence to the rule of law."—Amb. Kurt Volker, Executive Director, McCain Institute for International Leadership, Arizona State University
"Tom Grant takes a generalist international lawyer's perspective to what he calls the post-Soviet space. The stellar quality of his argument will make this collection of considerable interest to generalists and indispensable to those academics and practitioners that engage with international legal issues in relation to the region."—Dr Martins Paparinskis, Reader in Public International Law, University College London
"The expertise of Tom Grant regarding International Law and the post-Soviet Space is perfectly reflected in the present book collecting his main writings on the most topical and contemporary issues of that region. This is a definite must-read for anyone interested in grasping the intricacies of how international law is attempting to play its role in this particular region."—Julien Fouret, international dispute resolution specialist, BETTO SERAGLINI (Paris)
"Tom Grant's thoughtful writings address head-on one of the most intractable questions posed by international law: How to apply the standards governing the behavior of States to a State that refuses to adjust its behavior to those standards. In a fascinating series of studies of the legal issues presented by the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Dr. Grant ably traces the behavior of the Russian Federation as it seeks to re-establish the domination of adjacent territory achieved by the Soviet Union and the Russian Empire before it, and demonstrates chillingly how the Russian Federation has managed to skirt or to defy the norms of international law in each instance."—John M. Townsend, Partner and Co-chair, Arbitration Practice Group, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
"This is a timely and important contribution on burning international law issues in the ex-USSR territory still 30 years after the demise of the Empire. Dr Grant's work shows that rules of international law offer a frame for the examination of the many problems, sometimes they may suggest the possible solutions, and certainly they keep the disputes alive."—Judge Ineta Ziemele, President of the Constitutional Court of Latvia
"Nowhere has the fabric of the post-Cold War international order been tested as much as in the region of the former Soviet Union, from Chechnya to Crimea. The post-Soviet space is where assumptions about the end of history and the emergence of a new, more durable international rules-based are being tested and assessed. This volume, collecting in one place the work, observations and adjudications of Thomas Grant as they relate to questions such as self-determination and territorial integrity, provides an important look at how the two decades following the collapse of the USSR are setting precedents which will shape the international environment of the mid-21st century."—Nikolas Gvosdev, Senior fellow, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs