The Routledge Handbook of Russian Security offers a comprehensive collection of essays on all aspects of Russian security and foreign policy by international scholars from across the world.
The volume identifies key contemporary topics of research and debate and takes into account the changes that have occurred in the study of Russian security strategy since the end of the Cold War. The handbook is organised into five sections:
- The theory and nature of Russian security policy
- The domestic and foreign policy nexus
- Instruments used by Russia in pursuing its security
- Global and regional aspects of Russian security and foreign policy
- Case studies of Russian involvement in a series of security conflicts.
The book concludes with case studies of the major examples of Russian involvement and operations in a series of security conflicts, including that in Georgia, the intervention in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea, and the ongoing Civil War in Syria.
This volume will be of great interest to students of Russian security, strategic studies, foreign policy, European politics, and International Relations in general.
Table of Contents
Preface: Russian Security Policy Roger E. Kanet Part I: The History and Nature of Russian Security Strategy 1. Russia's Pursuit of Great Power Status and Security Anne L. Clunan 2. Putin's operational code and strategic decision-making in Russia Graeme Herd 3. The Soviet Legacy in Russian Security Policy Mark Kramer 4. Military might as a basis for Russian Great Power Identity Hanna Smith 5. The Russian Challenge to the Liberal World Order Suzanne Loftus and Roger E. Kanet Part II: Domestic Politics, Threat Perception and Russian Security Strategy 6. The Domestic and Foreign Policy Nexus: Politics, Threat Perception and Russian Security Strategy Stefan Meister 7. Understanding Russia’s Security Strategy in a Context of Power Tom Casier 8. Russia’s Economy and Military Expenditures Susanne Oxenstierna 9. Russian Strategic Culture: the generational approach and the counter-intelligence state thesis Mette Skak 10. The Security Council and Security Decision-Making Edwin Bacon Part III: Instruments of Russian Security Strategy 11. Coercive diplomacy in Russian Security Strategy Stanislav Tkachenko 12. The Rebuilding of Russia’s Military Capabilities Jennifer G. Mathers 13. Reflections on Russia's Nuclear Strategy Stephen Blank 14. The Economic tools of Russian security Strategy Nikita Lomagin 15. Russian Security Strategy and the Geopolitics of Energy in Eurasia Mikhail Molchanov 16. The Intelligence Agencies and Putin: Undermining Russia’s Security Strategy? Kimberly Marten 17. Russian Information Security and Warfare Strategy Carolina Vendil Pallin 18. Information-Psychological warfare in Russian Security Strategy Katri Pynnöniemi 19. Outer Space in Russian Security Strategy Nicole Jackson Part IV: Global and Regional Aspects of Russian Security Strategy 20. Russian Security Policy toward the United States Kathryn E. Stoner and Michael A. McFaul 21. NATO Enlargement: A Security Dilemma for Russia? Alberto Priego 22. Russia’s Regional and Global Counterterrorism Strategies: How Moscow’s Vision of the New Global Order Affects Its Approach to Terrorism Mariya Omelicheva 23. Security Challenges in Russia-European Union Relations Licínia Simão and Maria Raquel Freire 24. Russian Security Strategy and the Geopolitics of Eurasian Security John Berryman 25. The Impacts of Climate Change on Russian Arctic Security Stacy Closson 26. Caucasian Chess, or The Greatest Geopolitical Tragedy of the 20th Century Lilia Arakelyan 27. Russian Security Strategy in Central Asia Graeme Gill and Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva 28. Russian-Chinese Security: The Bear and the Dragon Marcel de Haas 29. The BRICS and Russian Foreign and Security Policy: Changing the Narrative Rachel S. Salzman Part V: Case Studies of Russian Security Strategy 30. Instrumentalising the Frozen Conflicts of the Greater Black Sea Region Thomas Ambrosio 31. Russian Security Strategy in the Balkans Nadia Boyadjieva 32. The August 2008 Russia-Georgia War Bertil Nygren 33. Russia’s ‘Hybrid’ Aggression against Ukraine Yury Fedorov 34. Russia, the Middle East and the onflict in Syria Derek Averre
Roger E. Kanet is Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, USA. His recent publications include The Russian Challenge to the European Security Environment (2017); with M. Sussex, Power, Politics and Confrontation in Eurasia: Foreign Policy in a Contested Region (2015); with M.R. Freire, Russia and European Security (2012); and Resurgent Russia and the West: The European Union, NATO and Beyond (2009).