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The Russian Army in a Time of Troubles
Following an historical overview of Russia's security agenda and an examination of the Russian/Soviet army's tradition of involvement in politics, the book then examines Russia's current security interests and the role of the army in protecting them. Geopolitical perspectives are linked to the security issues of the `Near Abroad', and to the nuclear dimension of security. Pavel K Baev then considers the question of the feasibility of political control over the Russian army. The problem of the politicization of the army is followed through the interlinked issues of stalled military reform and a drastically reduced military budget. Baev examines the current military role of the army with case studies on conflict management in the Caucasus and the army's performance in the role of peace-keeper in the Chechen War. Finally, the place of the army in Russia's peace-keeping activities within a broader European context is examined.
221 pages; ISBN 9781849206891
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- Academic > Military Sciences > Armies: Organization, distribution, military situation > By region or country
- Academic > History > History of Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics > Regions not limited to one Republic, A-Z
- Current Events > Peace
- Current Events > Warfare & Terrorism
- Political Science > Federal Government
- Political Science > International Relations
- History > Military
- History > Russia (Pre- & Post-Soviet Union)
- History > Modern