The Russian Military: Power and Policy

The Russian Military: Power and Policy

by Steven E. Miller
     
 

Russian military capacity remains a major consideration for global security even in the post-Soviet era. This book assesses today's Russian military and analyzes its possible future direction. The contributors -- experts on the subject from both Russia and the West -- consider not only how Russia has built its military capacity but also the policies and doctrines

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Russian military capacity remains a major consideration for global security even in the post-Soviet era. This book assesses today's Russian military and analyzes its possible future direction. The contributors -- experts on the subject from both Russia and the West -- consider not only how Russia has built its military capacity but also the policies and doctrines that have shaped Russia's defense posture. They discuss such topics as the downsizing of the Russian military,
Russia's use of military power in regional conflicts, and the management of Russia's nuclear weapons.For more than a decade, Russian leaders have struggled to formulate security and defense policies that protect Russia's borders and project Russia's influence. The contributors to The Russian Military find that the choices Russian leaders have made have been significantly influenced by the military reforms Russia has attempted to implement since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The protracted and intense debate over military reform has been -- and will continue to be --
decisive in shaping Russian military capacity.

The MIT Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262633055
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
American Academy Studies in Global Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction : Moscow's military power : Russia's search for security in an age of transition1
Ch. 1The trajectory of the Russian military : downsizing, degeneration, and defeat43
Ch. 2The social and political condition of the Russian military73
Ch. 3Military reform : from crisis to stagnation95
Ch. 4Russia, regional conflict, and the use of military power121
Ch. 5The economics of defense in Russia and the legacy of structural militarization157
Ch. 6Nuclear weapons in current Russian policy183
Conclusion : gold eagle, red star217

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