Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002 / Edition 1

Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002 / Edition 1

by Anne C. Aldis
     
 

Scholars of war and peace studies and researchers from various militaries and military-related bodies in North America and western Europe, along with one Russian veteran, examine the course of Russian military reform during the first decade after the fracturing of the Soviet Union into the Russian Federation end of the Cold War. They cover policy, politics, and… See more details below

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Scholars of war and peace studies and researchers from various militaries and military-related bodies in North America and western Europe, along with one Russian veteran, examine the course of Russian military reform during the first decade after the fracturing of the Soviet Union into the Russian Federation end of the Cold War. They cover policy, politics, and society; force structure; conflict experience during the decade; and possible future directions. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714654751
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2003
Series:
Cass Series on Soviet (Russian) Military Institutions
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Roger N. McDermott is an Honourary Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury. He specialises in Russian and Central Asian defence and security. The Jane's Group have published a number of his papers.

Anne C. Aldis is Research Manager at the Conflict Studies Research Centre, Surrey where she has been an active analyst and facilitator of the processes of transformation taking place in the states of Central and Eastern Europe. For many years she has edited the centre's publications.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Series Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
1The Development of Russia's Security Policy, 1992-20023
2Outside Politics? Civil-Military Relations during a Period of Reform22
3A New Day for the Russian Army? Reforming the Armed Forces under Yeltsin and Putin41
4Russian Soldiers in the Barracks: A Portrait of a Subculture60
5Nuclear versus Conventional Forces: Implications for Russia's Future Military Reform75
6The Strategic Rocket Forces, 1991-200299
7Reform and the Russian Ground Forces, 1992-2002124
8The Reform of the Russian Air Force141
9Rudderless in a Storm: The Russian Navy, 1992-2002162
10The Challenge of 'Small Wars' for the Russian Military189
11Information Warfare in the Second (1999-) Chechen War: Motivator for Military Reform?209
12War Scare in the Caucasus: Redefining the Threat and the War on Terrorism234
13Putin's Military Priorities: The Modernisation of the Armed Forces259
14An Economic Analysis of Russian Military Reform Proposals: Ambition and Reality278
15Reshaping Russia's Armed Forces: Security Requirements and Institutional Responses296
Bibliography323
Index327

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