The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium

The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium
Author: Michael H. Crutcher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Information warfare
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium Book Excerpt:

"This anthology is an outgrowth of a conference titled "The Russian Armed Forces at the Dawn of the Millennium," held at the Collins Center of the Army War College's Center for Strategic Leadership from 7 through 9 February 2000. The genesis for the conference was the realization by several members of the staff of the Collins Center and Army War College faculty that the U.S.-led NATO operation in Kosovo resulted in a significant shift of Russian views on the United States and NATO. The conference also complemented our general objective of examining the changing environment in which the United States-including its armed forces-finds itself. The conference brought together over 50 individuals from academia and the policy and intelligence communities to examine the current state of the Russian military. Focusing primarily on the socio-political dimension of the military but not ignoring the military-technical dimension, the presentations delivered during the conference looked at Russia's domestic environment, the state of the military, perceived threats, and Russia's capacity to generate responses to those threats."--DTIC web site.

Russian Military Reform 1992 2002

Russian Military Reform  1992 2002
Author: Anne C. Aldis,Roger N. McDermott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2004-11-23
ISBN: 1135754683
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Military Reform 1992 2002 Book Excerpt:

Military reform has featured prominently on the agenda of many countries since the end of the Cold War necessitated a re-evaluation of the strategic role of the armed forces, and nowhere more publicly than in Russia. Not since the 1920s have the Russian Armed Forces undergone such fundamental change. President Boris Yeltsin and his successor Vladimir Putin have both grappled with the issue, with varying degrees of success. An international team of experts here consider the essential features of Russian military reform in the decade since the disintegration of the USSR. Fluctuations in the purpose and priorities of the reform process are traced, as well as the many factors influencing change. Chapters analyse the development of Russia's security policy, structural reform of the services, the social impact of military service and experience of military conflict in Chechnya. Critical evaluations of the impact of social change on the Russian Armed Forces' capabilities and expectations complement the analysis of the on-going debate. Russian Military Reform, 1992-2002 will prove invaluable to all those interested in civil-military relationships and international security as well as to students of military theory and practice.

The Russian Military into the 21st Century

The Russian Military into the 21st Century
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-23
ISBN: 1135269858
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Military into the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders. The book also includes political and economic problems facing the military.

The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow

The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow
Author: Stephen Blank,Richard Weitz
Publsiher: Strategic Studies Institute
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2010
ISBN: 158487449X
Category: Civil-military relations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Military Today and Tomorrow Book Excerpt:

Given the stakes involved in achieving a correct understanding of Russian and Chinese defense policies and military developments, the magnitude of Mary Fitzgerald's enlightening accomplishments in this regard becomes clear. However, the problems that we have outlined in this volume were not unfamiliar to students of the Soviet Union. Indeed, they are enduring strategic issues for Russian policymakers as well as those who analyze or contribute to foreign policies toward the Russian military, despite the magnitude of the tremendous changes that have occurred since 1989 when the Soviet empire began to collapse. Even more importantly, Mary and her colleagues recognized that the issues outlined here are not just tasks relevant for the general study of Russia, but by addressing these strategic issues, and their underlying implications, policymakers will engage in the essential tasks necessary for the creation of an enduring structure of peace.

The Russian military today and tomorrow

The Russian military today and tomorrow
Author: Stephen Blank,Richard Weitz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 467
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil-military relations
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian military today and tomorrow Book Excerpt:

Given the stakes involved in achieving a correct understanding of Russian and Chinese defense policies and military developments, the magnitude of Mary Fitzgerald's enlightening accomplishments in this regard becomes clear. However, the problems that we have outlined in this volume were not unfamiliar to students of the Soviet Union. Indeed, they are enduring strategic issues for Russian policymakers as well as those who analyze or contribute to foreign policies toward the Russian military, despite the magnitude of the tremendous changes that have occurred since 1989 when the Soviet empire began to collapse. Even more importantly, Mary and her colleagues recognized that the issues outlined here are not just tasks relevant for the general study of Russia, but by addressing these strategic issues, and their underlying implications, policymakers will engage in the essential tasks necessary for the creation of an enduring structure of peace.

Military and Society in Post Soviet Russia

Military and Society in Post Soviet Russia
Author: Stephen L. Webber,Jennifer G. Mathers
Publsiher: Manchester University Press
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2006-04-18
ISBN: 9780719061493
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Military and Society in Post Soviet Russia Book Excerpt:

This collection provides the first comprehensive analysis of the nature of the relationship between the military and society in post-Soviet Russia. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of leading Western and Russian experts to investigate both the ways in which developments in the Russian armed forces influence Russian society, and the impact of broader societal change on the military sphere.

The Russian Military Into the Twenty first Century

The Russian Military Into the Twenty first Century
Author: Stephen J. Cimbala
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 219
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780714650807
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Russian Military Into the Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

This work attempts to clarify the major problems facing Russia's armed forces in the present and immediate future. It covers threats from terrorists, break away republics and threats from outside Russia's borders. The book also includes political and economic problems facing the military.

Russian National Security

Russian National Security
Author: Michael H. Crutcher
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: National security
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian National Security Book Excerpt:

This is an anthology of papers presented at a conference titled "Russian National Security: Perceptions, Policies, and Prospects" conducted from 4-6 December 2000. The book organizes the papers into six sections - The Russian National Security Community, Russia and Europe, Russian Policy Towards the Caucasus and Central Asia, Russia and Asia, Russia and the United States, and Russia's Military Transformation.

Army and State in Postcommunist Europe

Army and State in Postcommunist Europe
Author: David Betz,John Lowenhardt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1135310947
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Army and State in Postcommunist Europe Book Excerpt:

This study explores the complex military issues that are raised by the transition to post-communist rule with particular reference to Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and the new members of NATO. All faced similar problems yet their responses, it emerges, were surprisingly diverse.

Russia in the 21st Century

Russia in the 21st Century
Author: Steven Rosefielde
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780521545297
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russia in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

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Information Warfare

Information Warfare
Author: Daniel Ventre
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-02-10
ISBN: 1119277345
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Warfare Book Excerpt:

Cyberspace is one of the major bases of the economic development of industrialized societies and developing. The dependence of modern society in this technological area is also one of its vulnerabilities. Cyberspace allows new power policy and strategy, broadens the scope of the actors of the conflict by offering to both state and non-state new weapons, new ways of offensive and defensive operations. This book deals with the concept of "information war", covering its development over the last two decades and seeks to answer the following questions: is the control of the information space really possible remains or she a utopia? What power would confer such control, what are the benefits?

The Routledge Handbook of Civil military Relations

The Routledge Handbook of Civil military Relations
Author: Thomas C. Bruneau,Florina Cristiana Matei
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN: 0415782732
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Civil military Relations Book Excerpt:

The armed forces are central actors in most societies and are involved in many different roles. Amongst other activities, they engage in peace operations, support the police in fighting crime, support civilian authorities in dealing with natural disasters, and fight against terrorists and in internal conflicts. The existing literature on this subject is limited in its discussion of war-fighting and thus does not do justice to this variety of roles. The Routledge Handbook of Civil-Military Relations offers an up-to-date comparative analysis which identifies three essential components in civil-military relations: (1) democratic civilian control; (2) operational effectiveness; and (3) the efficiency of the security institutions. Amalgamating ideas from key thinkers in the field, the book is organized into three main parts: yPart I: Development of the Field of Study; yPart II: Civil-Military Relations in Non-Democratic or Nominally Democratic Countries; yPart III: Civil-Military Relations in Democratic and Democratizing States: Issues and Institutions.

Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan

Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan
Author: Michael T. Westrate
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN: 1498523412
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living Soviet in Ukraine from Stalin to Maidan Book Excerpt:

What the world is now witnessing in Ukraine is the cumulative effect of history and memory in the lives of the people of the region—and this book directly addresses those subjects. Although the majority of scholarship on the Soviet Union focuses on top-level political and intellectual elites, these groups were only tiny minorities. What was life like for the rest of society? What was it like for the vast population that usually supported the regime, mostly accepted the rules, essentially internalized the ideology, and generally made the same choices as their neighbors and friends? What was it like to live Soviet as the USSR hit its peak as a superpower and then fell apart? What was it like to live Soviet in Ukraine in the decade after independence? This book answers those questions. It is an oral history of a group of military colonels and their wives, children, and contemporaries, covering their lives from childhood to the present. During this period, these military families went from comfortable economic circumstances, professional prestige, and political influence as part of the Soviet upper stratum, to destitution and disgrace in the 1990s. Today, many of them are part of Europe’s largest ethnic minority—Russians in Ukraine. The geographic focus is Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Europe’s second-largest country, a Russian-speaking city in eastern Ukraine. Based on 3,000+ pages of interview transcripts and supplemented with materials gleaned from unprecedented access to personal, family, and institutional archives, the book investigates how families endured shifting social, cultural, and political realities. By analyzing the lives of individuals in context, Westrate provides insights at the grassroots level. He reveals how ideological, professional, gender, ethnic, and national imperatives—as developed and transmitted by elites—were internalized, transformed, or rejected by the rank and file. He reveals how the subjective identities of individuals and small groups developed and changed over time, and how that process relates to the parallel projects pursued by the leaders of their countries. In the process, he shows what those experiences have to offer the study of Soviet, post-Soviet, and transnational history, bridging the boundaries created by the collapse of the USSR and exploring the foundations of both twenty-first-century Ukraine and today’s conflicts.

Who Guards the Guardians and How

Who Guards the Guardians and How
Author: Thomas C. Bruneau,Scott D. Tollefson
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-06-03
ISBN: 029278340X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Guards the Guardians and How Book Excerpt:

The continued spread of democracy into the twenty-first century has seen two-thirds of the almost two hundred independent countries of the world adopting this model. In these newer democracies, one of the biggest challenges has been to establish the proper balance between the civilian and military sectors. A fundamental question of power must be addressed—who guards the guardians and how? In this volume of essays, contributors associated with the Center for Civil-Military Relations in Monterey, California, offer firsthand observations about civil-military relations in a broad range of regions including Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Despite diversity among the consolidating democracies of the world, their civil-military problems and solutions are similar—soldiers and statesmen must achieve a deeper understanding of one another, and be motivated to interact in a mutually beneficial way. The unifying theme of this collection is the creation and development of the institutions whereby democratically elected civilians achieve and exercise power over those who hold a monopoly on the use of force within a society, while ensuring that the state has sufficient and qualified armed forces to defend itself against internal and external aggressors. Although these essays address a wide variety of institutions and situations, they each stress a necessity for balance between democratic civilian control and military effectiveness.

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy Enlarged Edition

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy  Enlarged Edition
Author: Stephen J. Blank,Strategic Studies Institute,U.S. Army War College
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1304056570
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy Enlarged Edition Book Excerpt:

Beyond Nunn Lugar Curbing the next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia

Beyond Nunn Lugar  Curbing the next Wave of Weapons  Proliferation Threats from Russia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1428910840
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Nunn Lugar Curbing the next Wave of Weapons Proliferation Threats from Russia Book Excerpt:

The Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect
Author: International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty,Thomas G. Weiss,Gareth J. Evans,Don Hubert,International Development Research Centre (Canada),Mohamed Sahnoun
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780889369634
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Responsibility to Protect Book Excerpt:

Responsibility to Protect: Research, bibliography, background. Supplementary volume to the Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty

Cyberwar and Revolution

Cyberwar and Revolution
Author: Nick Dyer-Witheford,Svitlana Matviyenko
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN: 1452960488
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyberwar and Revolution Book Excerpt:

Uncovering the class conflicts, geopolitical dynamics, and aggressive capitalism propelling the militarization of the internet Global surveillance, computational propaganda, online espionage, virtual recruiting, massive data breaches, hacked nuclear centrifuges and power grids—concerns about cyberwar have been mounting, rising to a fever pitch after the alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential election and the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Although cyberwar is widely discussed, few accounts undertake a deep, critical view of its roots and consequences. Analyzing the new militarization of the internet, Cyberwar and Revolution argues that digital warfare is not a bug in the logic of global capitalism but rather a feature of its chaotic, disorderly unconscious. Urgently confronting the concept of cyberwar through the lens of both Marxist critical theory and psychoanalysis, Nick Dyer-Witheford and Svitlana Matviyenko provide a wide-ranging examination of the class conflicts and geopolitical dynamics propelling war across digital networks. Investigating the subjectivities that cyberwar mobilizes, exploits, and bewilders, and revealing how it permeates the fabric of everyday life and implicates us all in its design, this book also highlights the critical importance of the emergent resistance to this digital militarism—hacktivism, digital worker dissent, and off-the-grid activism—for effecting different, better futures.

Comparative Economic Systems

Comparative Economic Systems
Author: Steven Rosefielde
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-04-30
ISBN: 1119161215
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparative Economic Systems Book Excerpt:

Comparative Economic Systems: Culture, Wealth and Power in the 21st Century explains how culture, in various guises, modifies the standard rules of economic engagement, creating systems that differ markedly from those predicted by the theory of general market competition. This analysis is grounded in established principles, but also assumes that individual utility seeking may be culturally determined, that political goals may take precedence over public well being, and that business misconduct may be socially detrimental.

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: International organization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy Book Excerpt:

"These chapters aimed at analyzing not just the day to day diplomacy, but some of the deeper structures of Russian foreign policy, both their material basis in actual policy and the cognitive structures or mentality that underlies it."--P. v.