Russia in the 21st Century: The Prodigal Superpower

Russia in the 21st Century: The Prodigal Superpower

by Steven Rosefielde
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521836786

ISBN-13: 9780521836784

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book demonstrates that Russia intends to re-emerge as a full-fledged superpower before 2010--challenging America and China and potentially threatening a new arms race. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this goal would appear to be easily within the Kremlin's grasp, but the cost to the Russian people and global security would be immense. Hence, Steven Rosefielde

Overview

This book demonstrates that Russia intends to re-emerge as a full-fledged superpower before 2010--challenging America and China and potentially threatening a new arms race. Contrary to conventional wisdom, this goal would appear to be easily within the Kremlin's grasp, but the cost to the Russian people and global security would be immense. Hence, Steven Rosefielde proposes a sophisticated strategy to dissuade President Vladimir Putin from pursuing the destabilizing course. His analysis conflicts with the post-cold-war image of the Soviet Union as a westernizing, mass consumption society committed to "peaceful coexistence."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836784
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. After the 'end of history'; 2. Prodigal superpower; 3. Structural militarization; 4. What could have been done?; 5. Muscovite metamorphosis; 6. Military industrial reform; 7. National insecurity; 8. Miasma of global engagement; 9. Putin's choice; 10. Candor.

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