9780714650807

The Russian Military into the 21st Century

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  • ISBN13:

    9780714650807

  • ISBN10:

    0714650803

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-07-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. Russia's military has been in decline since the end of the Cold War. Its fledgling democracy and struggling economy have also served as an inertial drag on military reform. Nevertheless, Russia has a strong military tradition dating back to Tsarist times, and that tradition includes World War II and Cold War achievements of the Soviet military still highly regarded by many Russians. Contributors explain the major challenges facing Russian defence and security policy with respect to possible adversaries beyond Russia's borders and within Russia herself. Russia has and will continue to have serious security problems outside of, and within, its state borders. These problems include political risings within the country, and the fragile roots of its contemporary experiment with democracy and free market economics. Unless Russia finds a way to deal with its system of addiction and corruption, it willneither reform its military nor its policy.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii
Series Editor's Preface xi
List of Abbreviations
xiii
Introduction xv
Stephen J. Cimbala
PART I: THE GEOPOLITICAL SETTING FOR RUSSIAN MILITARY SECURITY
`We Have Plenty to Defend Ourselves With...': Russian, Rhetoric, Russian Realism
3(27)
John Erickson
If War Will Come Tomorrow
30(23)
Peter Rainow
PART II: NATIONAL SECURITY CONCEPTS AND MILITARY PERFORMANCE
The New Turn in Russian Defense Policy: Russia's Defense Doctrine and National Security Concept
53(22)
Stephen J. Blank
The Russian Army and Chechnya: Victory instead of Reform?
75(22)
Pavel K. Baev
PART III: THE INFORMATION REVOLUTION AND THE MILITARY: CHALLENGES AND RISKS
Russia's Asymmetrical Approach to Information Warfare
97(25)
Timothy L. Thomas
Assessing the Russian Nuclear C3 System
122(31)
Stephen J. Cimbala
PART IV: THE SOCIETAL DIMENSION OF SECURITY AND DEFENSE
Public Attitudes toward the Armed Forces in Russia: Do They Count?
153(26)
Stephen L. Webber
The Soldiers' Mothers of St Petersburg: A Human Rights Movement in Russia
179(18)
Yelizaveta Bogoslovskaya
Ella Polyakova
Yelena Vilenskaya
Conclusions 197(12)
Stephen J. Cimbala
Select Bibliography 209(2)
Index 211

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