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Russia and Arms Control: Are There Opportunities for the Obama Administration?

Stephen J. Blank
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 2009.
Language
English
ISBN
1584873817, 9781584873815
Summary
Russo-American relations are generally acknowledged to be at an impasse. Arms control issues feature prominently in that conflicted agenda. Since the outbreak of the Russo-Georgian war in August 2008, both [Russia and the U.S.] have further hardened positions and raised tensions apart from the war itself and Russia's quite evident refusal to abide by its own cease-fire terms. Nevertheless, and for better or worse, arms control and its agenda will remain at the heart of the bilateral Russo-American relationship for a long time. Arms control and disarmament issues are quintessentially political as well as military issues that are among the most critical components of the bilateral relationship and regional security in both Europe and Asia. For these reasons, neither the political nor the military aspect can be divorced from the other. And for these same reasons, we cannot refuse to participate in the bilateral effort to resolve those issues.
Contents
  • Understanding the current impasse
  • Russia's newly announced positions
  • Analyzing Russian proposals
  • START and Russia's strategic challenges
  • Recommendations for the Obama administration.
Description
xii, 173 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
  • "March 2009."--P. [i].
  • Includes bibliographical references: p. 140-172.
Biographical Note
"Stephen J. Blank has served as the Strategic Studies Institute's expert on the Soviet bloc and the post-Soviet world since 1989 ... Dr. Blank's current research deals with proliferation and the revolution in military affairs, and energy and security in Eurasia"--P. 173.
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