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The Security Watershed
Russians Debating Defense and Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Edited By

Alexei G. Arbatov

ISBN 9780367629069
Published June 15, 2022 by Routledge
658 Pages

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1993, is an analytical review that discusses the changes in the international security policies of the USA and USSR at the end of the Cold War, as well as the main events that occurred in the area of arms control. A distinctive feature of this work is the detailed analysis of competing Russian views concerning arms control agreements and Russian military reforms.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Nuclear and Space Weapons  1. Strategic Offensive Arms: Reducing or Adjusting? Alexei Arbatov  2. Talks on Defence in Space Alexei Arbatov and Nikolai kishilov  3. The START Treaty: Preliminary Assessment Alexei Arbatov  4. SDI: An Evaluation of its Status and Programs Mikhail Gerasev  5. Brilliant Pebbles: One More Ultimate Weapon? Oleg Prilutsky  6. Offensive Space Weapons: Perceptions and Realities Alexander Pikayev  Part 2. Shifts in Superpowers’ Military Policies  7. Military Reform in the Former USSR Alla Kozlova, Vadim Makarevsky and Yuri Streltsov  8. The End of the Cold War: Trends in US and Soviet/Russian Defence Policies and Budgets Sergei Rogov  Part 3. Security in Europe  9. Political Changes in Europe Vladimir Baranovsky  10. From the Atlantic to the Urals: Conventional Forces Reductions 1989-1991 Oleg Amirov and Sergei Oznobicshev  11. Coping with Tactical Nuclear Weapons Alexei Arbatov, Oleg Amirov and Victor Mizin  Part 4. Prospects for Naval Stability  12. Confidence-Building, Transparency and Predictability Anatoly Vishnevsky  13. Limiting Naval Operations Anatoly Vishnevsky  14. Limiting Naval Armaments Alexei Arbatov and Anatoly Vishnevsky  15. Naval Tactical Nuclear Weapons Anatoly Vishnevsky and Boris Makeev  Part 5. Conversion of Defence Industries in the Commonwealth of Independent States  16. The State Conversion Program: Its Goals and Performance Alexander Kalyadin  17. Arms Production and Economic Reform Alexei Isumov  18. An Alternate Conception of Conversion Alexander Ojogov, Eugene Rogovsky and Yuri Yaremenko  19. Controversies Surrounding Conversion Alexander Kalyadin and Kirill Fesenko  Part 6. Multilateral Security Cooperation  20. Limitations on Sales and Deliveries of Arms Yuri Pinchukov and Tamara Farnasova  21. A New Trinity: Nuclear, Chemical and Missile Non-Proliferation Yuri Pinchukov  22. Open Skies: A Source of Confidence or Suspicion? Yuri Pinchukov  23. Space Controversies in the Former Soviet Union Vadim Vladimirov  24. Disarmament and the United Nations Alexander Kalyadin  Part 7. Regional Conflicts  25. The Gulf War George Bechter  26. The Middle East George Bechter  27. Afghanistan Vladimir Avakov  28. Southern Africa Vladimir Avakov  29. Central America Vladimir Avakov  30. Prospects for the Cambodian Settlement Yuri Belokon  31. The Indo-Pakistan Conflict Nadezhda Doropheeva  Appendix 1. Chronology Tamara Farnasova  Appendix 2. New Publications on Disarmament and Security Vadim Vladimirov

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