This is an analysis of the rapidly changing Soviet military and the effects that changes are having within the Soviet Union and beyond its borders. Weighing internal and foreign policy considerations, the contributors examine divergent views on military reform held by civilian and military leaders, review Soviet nuclear and conventional forces and
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Post-Soviet Military and the Future of Europe -- Soviet Forces and Security Issues -- Soviet Nuclear Forces and the New European Security Environment -- The Crisis in Soviet Military Reform -- Soviet Military Acquisition: From a Sellers’ Market to a Buyers’? -- Defense Conversion: Last Trump or Last Rights? -- The High Command and the Future of the Soviet Military Personnel System -- Ethnic Tensions and the Soviet Military -- Winter Storm in the Baltic: The Soviet Armed Forces and Domestic Security -- Conclusion: Rethinking the Role of Soviet Military Power -- Appendix
Susan L. Clark is a member of the research staff at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA. Her research concentrates primarily on Soviet foreign and security policy. She is the editor of Gorbachev’s Agenda: Changes in Soviet Domestic and Foreign Policy and co-editor of The USSR and the Western Alliance.