This book examines how civil-military relations have been transformed in Russia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in 1991. It shows how these countries have worked to reform their obsolete armed forces, and bring them into line with the new economic and strategic realities of the post-Cold War world, with new bureaucratic structures in which civilians play the key policy-making roles, and with strengthened democratic political institutions which have the right to oversee the armed forces.
Introduction 1. Approaches to Civil-Military Relations 2. Security Policy-Making and Defence Reform 3. Civilian Integration in the Ministry of Defence 4. Agencies of Civilian Oversight Conclusion Notes Bibliography