1st Edition

Russia's Security and the War on Terror

Edited By Mikhail Tsypkin Copyright 2008
    176 Pages
    by Routledge

    194 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book discusses and provides examples of Russia’s need to reshape its security and military policies in order to meet the global challenges of fighting terrorism and counterinsurgency. It addresses some of the problems facing Russia’s national security and military power, including:

    • military reform
    • US-Russian relations
    • the political economy of Russian security policy
    • Russian policy regarding the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
    • the chances for US-Russian cooperation in ballistic missile defence.

    Russia's Security and the War on Terror provides a insight into Russian military policies and its changing relationship with NATO throughout the 1990s.

    This book was previously published as a special issue of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies

    Introduction 1 US-Russian Relations and the Global Counter-Terrorist Campaign 2 Military Reform in Russia and the Global War Against Terrorism 3 The US Military Engagement in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: An Overview 4 Prospects for Russia-US Cooperation in Preventing WMD Proliferation 5 Prospects for US-Russian Cooperation in Ballistic Missile Defense and Outer Space Activities 6 The Anti-Oligarchy Campaign and its Implications for Russia's Security 7 The Soviet-Afghan War: A Superpower Mired in the Mountains 8 'The War in Iraq': An Assessment of Lessons Learned by Russian Military Specialists Through 31 July 2003


    Mikhail Tsypkin is an Associate Professor of national security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, USA.