Many people have been instrumental in helping see this book through to completion. First, I want to thank Robbin Laird, not only for his professional encouragement over the years, but especially for his suggestion to do this book in the first place. Nor would this effort have been possible--or nearly as enjoyable-- without the support and friendship of Susan McEachern. I would also like to thank Jackie Evans for her assistance in helping to prepare the manuscript.
Tables -- Acknowledgments -- About the Editor and Contributors -- Introduction: The Changing Soviet Security Environment /Susan L. Clark -- 1 The Post-Soviet Military and the Future of Europe /Christopher Jones -- 2 Soviet Forces and Security Issues /Christoph Bluth -- 3 Soviet Nuclear Forces and the New European Security Environment /Susan L. Clark -- 4 The Crisis in Soviet Military Reform /Elaine M. H oloboff -- 5 Soviet Military Acquisition: From a Sellers' Market to a Buyers'? /Peter Almquist -- 6 Defense Conversion: Last Trump or Last Rights? /Lauren Van Metre -- 7 The High Command and the Future of the Soviet Military Personnel System /Dale R. Herspring -- 8 Ethnic Tensions and the Soviet Military /Susan L. Clark -- 9 Winter Storm in the Baltic: The Soviet Armed Forces and Domestic Security /Stephen Blank -- 10 Conclusion: Rethinking the Role of Soviet Military Power /Robbin F. Laird -- Appendix: Sovereignty and Republic Armed Forces /Susan L. Clark – Index.