Swords and Sustenance: The Economics of Security in Belarus and Ukraine

Swords and Sustenance: The Economics of Security in Belarus and Ukraine

by Robert Legvold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262621827

ISBN-13: 9780262621823

Pub. Date: 03/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine -- that is,
how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal

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The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine -- that is,
how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal economic and political reform and their relationships with Russia and the West.The book first examines how differing commitments to economic and political reform (reform is largely absent in
Belarus) affect Belarusian and Ukrainian approaches to security. It then considers the central role of Russia, and how Russian interests and policies toward Belarus and Ukraine limit the two countries' foreign and domestic policy choices. Two chapters discuss the national security implications for Belarus and Ukraine of two key economic factors in their foreign policy: energy trade (in the form of oil, gas,
and pipelines) and military-industrial cooperation (including the sale of arms).
Finally, the book considers the relationships of Belarus and Ukraine with regional and global institutions and explores the policies of the EU, NATO, and the United
States toward Belarus and Ukraine.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262621823
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/01/2004
Series:
American Academy Studies in Global Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Glossary of Acronyms
Introduction: Economics and Security in the Post-Soviet Space1
Ch. 1Security or Prosperity? Belarusian and Ukrainian Choices23
Ch. 2Economics and Security in Russia's Foreign Policy and the Implications for Ukraine and Belarus63
Ch. 3Interpreting Interdependence: National Security and the Energy Trade of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus101
Ch. 4Military-Industrial Cooperation between Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia: Possibilities, Priorities, Prospects129
Ch. 5Econimic Integration and Security in the Post-Soviet Space159
Ch. 6The United States, the European Union, NATO, and the Economics of Ukrainian and Belarusian Security189
Conclusion227
Contributors261
Index263

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