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The Limited Partnership : Building a Russian-US Security Community - James E. Goodby

The Limited Partnership

Building a Russian-US Security Community

By: James E. Goodby (Editor), Benoit Morel (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th March 1993
ISBN: 9780198291619
Number Of Pages: 336

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Russia is the successor to the Soviet Union as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. It inherited the nuclear superpower status of the defunct Soviet state, much of its military establishment and most of its territory. The future of democracy, and of Russia, is at stake in the events unfolding across Eurasia. Most Western governments recognize that the present embattled transition to democracy and a market economy justifies Western economic help. It should be equally clear that US-Russian security relations must be put on a more stable and forward-looking basis. Co-operation in defence affairs could promote civilian control of Russia's military forces, a requisite part of the transition not only to a security community but also to democracy. Although conditions in Russia remain fluid and the ultimate destination of its transformation uncertain, now is the time to consider how a Russian-US security community could be constructed.
This book discusses the elements of a Russian-US security community. Practical - and difficult - problems stand in the way.
The book describes the political traumas in Russia that accompanied revolutionary change and which still shadow future prospects. Interaction between the weapon technologies and military forces of Russia and the USA is an inescapable part of the geopolitical landscape. This is examined against a backdrop of how the military forces of the two countries may evolve in the next decade. The metastable condition of Russian-US relations, mathematically model led in a chapter, underscores the need to rethink the basic nature of those relations so crucial to world peace. The book speculates on the new Russian-US security community in terms of transparency in military operations, doctrines, and strategies, closer co-ordination of defence planning, joint military exercises and extensive military-to-military contacts. It uses recent history for a prudent assessment of the limitations still attached to such activity.

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'Immensely valuable' John Baylis, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, International Affiars, Vol. 70, No. 1, January 1994 `useful in providing a wealth of information about aspects of security ... valuable for their intelligent treatment of issues and problems which are likely to be relevant for many years to come ... contains a great deal which is informative and thought-provoking' Intelligence and National Security `the issues raised remain pertinent to the debate. It is an important book, in its outline of the possible grounds which exist for security cooperation, its recognition that these should not be ignored, and in its recognition that for the forseeable future there are nevertheless clear limitations to what can be achieved' Millennium

Introductionp. 3
Regime transition: from cold war to co-operative securityp. 3
Military power and international securityp. 4
Building a new security relationshipp. 6
The case for a Russian-US security communityp. 9
Danger signsp. 10
Nuclear gridlockp. 12
Woe and wickednessp. 13
A gathering stormp. 14
The problem is the solutionp. 16
Towards a defence communityp. 17
No hegemonyp. 20
Regime transition: from cold war to co-operative security
History accelerates: the diplomacy of co-operation and fragmentationp. 25
Basic themes in post-cold war US-Soviet relationsp. 26
The new world orderp. 29
Resolution 678 and Soviet peace proposalsp. 34
Building an economic partnershipp. 37
US policy and the disintegration of the USSRp. 40
The USA, the Commonwealth and beyondp. 48
Moscow's nationalities problem: the collapse of empire and the challenges aheadp. 55
Introduction: the multinational Soviet Unionp. 55
Lessons about empiresp. 56
Creation of the Russian empirep. 59
The Soviet Union as empirep. 60
The collapse of the Soviet empirep. 62
The challenge of national independencep. 64
The future of the Commonwealth: centripetal and centrifugal forcesp. 69
The international implications of the Soviet breakupp. 71
Conclusion: causes for optimismp. 74
A national security policy for Russiap. 75
Three circles of Russian interestsp. 76
Creating a defence communityp. 77
The Russian Army in transitionp. 78
Russian-US partnershipp. 79
The creation of a Russian foreign policyp. 81
The collapse of the Soviet Unionp. 81
Emerging republic foreign policyp. 82
The development of independent Russian foreign policyp. 82
Western policies towards centre-republic relationsp. 88
The future of Russian foreign policyp. 91
Recommendations for the Westp. 93
Issues and images: Washington and Moscow in great power politicsp. 94
Issues and images, 1945-89p. 95
Issues and images, 1991 and beyondp. 102
Military power and international stability
Theatre forces in the Commonwealth of Independent Statesp. 113
The political-military environmentp. 114
The impact of perestroika on CIS theatre forcesp. 118
Development of CIS operational thinking in the 1990sp. 123
The impact of the Persian Gulf War on military thinking in the CISp. 130
Implications of CIS operational thinking on force structure in the year 2000p. 133
CIS force structure options in the year 2000p. 135
Mobilizationp. 147
A final notep. 149
US theatre forces in the year 2000p. 150
Force dimensionsp. 150
Conceptual organizationp. 152
US military thinking about theatre warfare in the 21st centuryp. 153
The nature of US theatre forces in the year 2000p. 159
The view from NATOp. 162
The reinforcement problem: strategic liftp. 165
Reserve structurep. 167
A final wordp. 168
High technology after the cold warp. 169
Developments in US military high technologyp. 170
The problem of technological development in Russiap. 176
Impact on global and regional securityp. 180
Managing technological competitionp. 181
The metastable peace: a catastrophe theory model of US-Russia relationsp. 185
Why use a model?p. 188
Which model to use?p. 189
Model analysisp. 199
Final observationsp. 205
Building a new security relationship
Co-operation or competition: the battle of ideas in Russia policy expertsp. 209
The roots of the interest in security co-operationp. 209
The effort at detentep. 212
New thinkingp. 214
The new emphasis on co-operationp. 215
The US response to new thinkingp. 216
The Bush Administrationp. 218
Security co-operation as seen by Russian foreign policy expertsp. 219
Building a Eurasian-Atlantic security community: co-operative management of the military transitionp. 224
Conflict and chaos in the Soviet militaryp. 226
Near-term measuresp. 236
Military-to-military co-operationp. 241
Joint missions and allied operationsp. 243
Conclusion: institutionalizing the Eurasian-Atlantic security communityp. 245
Russian-US security co-operation on the high seasp. 249
Why expand the arms control regime at sea?p. 250
Existing measuresp. 252
Expanding security co-operation at seap. 259
Defence planning: the potential for transparency and co-operationp. 272
Budget and procurement processesp. 273
The tangibles: weapon procurementp. 279
The intangibles: military budgets, doctrine, strategy and organizationp. 282
Conclusion: moving towards an uncertain futurep. 288
Some limits on co-operation and transparency: operational security and the use of forcep. 289
Grenadap. 293
Panamap. 297
The Persian Gulf Warp. 300
Implicationsp. 304
About the authorsp. 306
Indexp. 308
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ISBN: 9780198291619
ISBN-10: 0198291612
Series: SIPRI Monographs
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 25th March 1993
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.1  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.68