9780742509627

Russia and Armed Persuasion

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  • ISBN13:

    9780742509627

  • ISBN10:

    0742509621

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-11-01
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

In Russia and Armed Persuasion, Stephen J. Cimbala argues that Russia's war planners and political leaders must make painful adjustments in their thinking about the relationship between military art and policy. Long known for its policy of total war

Author Biography

Stephen J. Cimbala was appointed Distinguished Professor of Political Science by Pennsylvania State University in the spring of 2000.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Abbreviations and Acronyms vii
Introduction 1(18)
Part One: Russian and Soviet Pasts
Russian Crisis Management and World War I
19(20)
Nuclear Weapons and Soviet Military Strategy in the Cold War
39(18)
The 1983 War Scare: Cold War Misperception and Nuclear Risk
57(28)
Part Two: Russian Present and Future
Russia, Nuclear Weapons, and Armed Persuasion
85(26)
Information War and Nuclear Coercion in Russia
111(36)
Russia, Small Wars, and Armed Persuasion
147(34)
Conclusion 181(18)
Selected Bibliography 199(6)
Index 205(10)
About the Author 215

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