RUSSIA
Special Bibliography  No. 327
Supplement No. 1


July 2007

Compiled by Bibliography Branch
Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center
Maxwell AFB, AL


Contents

General Information
Demographic Aspects
Economic Aspects
Energy Resources
Foreign Policy
Foreign Relations
History
Military Aspects
National Security
Nuclear Aspects
Politics and Government
Social Aspects
Space Programs

For older material, see other Fairchild Center's bibliographies:  Russia (2006), and Russia:   Excluding Military Capabilities (print editions for 1981 and 1992.)

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General Information


Internet Resources

Eurasia Daily Monitor.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/
Surveys recent developments in Eurasia, placing them in a geo-strategic perspective and offering analysis that outlines their implications for the United States and the West.

Military Policy Awareness Link:  Russia.  Washington, National Defense University, Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN), 2007.
Available online at:  http://merln.ndu.edu/index.cfm?secID=112&pageID=3&type=section
Online resources on Russia from governmental and non-governmental sources, including think tanks and scholarly journals.  Some may be available only through commercial databases; these are clearly identified. The current MiPAL contains items released in the last 12 months; older material is contained in an archive.

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:  Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps.  Austin, TX, University of Texas Libraries, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html

Peterson, D. J.  Russia and the Information Revolution.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2005.  118 p.
Available online at:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG422/
Examines Russia’s emerging IT sector, how business and industry in Russia are seeking to use IT to enhance productivity and profitability, the impact of IT on government operations, and the course of the Information Revolution in Russian society.  Concludes that while the Internet, cell phones, and e-mail have greatly impacted the lives of many Russians, an Information Revolution in Russia’s government, economy, and society remains in the future.

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Reports.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.rferl.org/reports/
Includes the Russia Report, a weekly review of RFE/RL reporting and analysis.  Available in 26 languages.

Rand Center for Russia and Eurasia
Available online at:  http://www.rand.org/nsrd/cre/
Project findings are documented in an array of publications, including issue papers, conference proceedings, articles and reports.

Russia.  Washington, Department of State.
Available online at:  http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rs/
Includes Background Notes, fact sheets, press releases, and information on U. S. - Russia relations.

Russia and Eurasia Program.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/ruseura/
Includes links to publications on Russia.

Russian Series Publications.  Shrivenham, England, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom,
Available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/
CSRC experts use unclassified sources to "monitor and engage with political, social, economic and military thinking in the region via both formal and informal channels" and analyze the risks and likely nature of conflict in Russia.


Books

Hosking, Geoffrey.  Rulers and Victims:  The Russians in the Soviet Union.  Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.  484 p.
Analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity, beginning with the impact of the Bolshevik Revolution and civil war.  Discusses the severe dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the dramatic effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; the separation of "Russian" and "Soviet" culture; leadership and the cult of personality; and the importance of technology in the Soviet worldview.
Book call no.:  305.800947 H826r

Jane's Sentinel Security Assessment:  Russia and the CIS.  Alexandria, VA, Jane’s Information Group, 2006.  871 p.
Book call no.:  R 947.086 J33 iss. 19 2006

Politkovskaya, Anna.  Putin's Russia:  Life in a Failing Democracy, translated by Arch Tait.  New York, Metropolitan Books; Henry Holt and Company, 2004.  274 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 P769p

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Putin's Russia, translated by Antonina W. Bouis.  Revised and expanded ed.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005.  457 p.
See table of contents at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004029072.html
Book call no.:  947.086 S554p 2005

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Environmental Problems.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2006.  11 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2841%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  363.700947 S655r


Periodicals

Gvosdev, Nikolas K.  Russia:  "European but Not Western?"  Orbis 51:129-140 Winter 2007.

Menon, Rajan and Motyl, Alexander J.  The Myth of Russian Resurgence.  American Interest 2:96-101 March-April 2007.

Putin, Vladimir.  Annual Address to the Federal Assembly.  International Affairs (Moscow) 52, No. 3:1-17 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1077974261&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia and the CIS in 2005:  Promoting East Asian Oil Diplomacy; Containing Change in Central Asia.  Asian Survey 46:69-78 January-February 2006.

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia and the CIS in 2006.  Asian Survey 47:58-67 January-February 2007.

Zverev, Yury.  Kaliningrad:  Problems and Paths of Development.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:9-25 March-April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749273&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

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Demographic Aspects


Books

Giles, Keir.  Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?  Russia's Military Plans versus Demographic Reality.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom , October 2006.  23 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2847%29KG.pdf
Book call no.:  355.22363 G472w

Main, Steven J.  Russia's "Golden Bridge" Is Crumbling:  Demographic Crisis in the Russian Federation.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2839%29SJM.pdf
Book call no.:  304.60947 M224r


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay:  HIV/AIDS and Russia's Great-Power Status.  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:1-23 January-March 2006.
Outlines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Russia, and the social, economic and military consequences of the pandemic.

Belasheva, Irina.  People Aren't Having Babies and Aren't Immigrating.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 58:14-15 September 13, 2006.
Experts at Russia's Economic Development Ministry recently stated that the measures taken by authorities to improve the country's demographic situation are not sufficient to halt the steady decline in population.  Russia's population is decreasing by approximately 600,000 people per year.

Eberstadt, Nicholas.  Save the Russians!  Foreign Policy, No. 160:42-43  May-June 2007.
Discusses the need for intervention to stop the high mortality rate in Russia.  Since Vladimir Putin came to power, nearly 4 million more Russians have died prematurely than might have during the Gorbachev era. Most of the deaths result from heart disease and severe trauma linked to excess drinking.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24868752&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Galeotti, Mark.  Russia Facing a Serious Demographic Security Crisis.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:52-53 July 2006.

Heleniak, Timothy.  Regional Distribution of the Muslim Population of Russia.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 47, No. 4:426-448 2006.

Rybakovskii, L. L.  The Demographic Future of Russia and the Processes of Migration.  Russian Social Science Review 48:29-47 January-February 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23730414&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Vazhdayeva, Nina.  Not Because Life Is Good.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 58:10-11 January 10, 2007.
The reason that Russia's population is steadily declining is not so much low fertility as high mortality, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.

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Economic Aspects


Internet Resources

Katz, Sherman and Ocheltree Matthew.  Intellectual Property Rights as a Key Obstacle to Russia's WTO Accession.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006.  (Carnegie paper, no. 73).
Available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/cp73_katz_final.pdf

Wolf, Charles Jr. and Lang, Thomas.  Russia's Economy:  Signs of Progress and Retreat on the Transitional Road.  Monterey, CA, Rand National Defense Research Institute, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG515/
Also available at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA456371


Books

Centre for Co-operation with the Economies in Transition.  OECD Economic Surveys:  The Russian Federation.  Paris, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2006.  224 p.
Book call no.:  330.947 O68 2006

Developments in Russian Politics 6, edited by Stephen White, Zvi Gitelman and Richard Sakwa.  6th ed.  Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2005.  284 p.
Chapter 11:  Putin's Economic Record, by Peter Rutland, pp 186-203.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005004619.html
Book call no.:  947.08 D489 2005

Lynch, Allen C.  How Russia Is Not Ruled:  Reflections on Russian Political Development.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005.  276 p.
Questions whether Russia can exist as a world civilization under predominantly liberal economic circumstances - in a unified liberal global capital market, large-scale private direct capital investment will not be directed to massive, outdoor infrastructure projects typical of state investment in the Soviet period.
The table of contents is available at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0422/2004019941.html
Book call no.:  320.947 L987h

Military and Society in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by Stephen L. Webber and Jennifer G. Mathers.  New York, Palgrave, 2006.  276 p.
Part 1:  Military as Symbol, Image and Text.
Part 2:  The Political and Economic Interfaces with the Military Sphere.
Part 3:  Citizenship, Identity and the Challenges of the Society-military Relationship.
Book call no.:  306.270947 M644

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.  Royal United Services Institute Defence Systems.  London, Method Publishing, 2004.  104 p.
Russia's Defence and Aerospace Industries and the New Era of Nationalisation, by Guy Anderson, pp 70-73.
Book call no.:  355.8 W927 v.9 no. 3 2006/2007 Winter/Spring

The Territories of the Russian Federation.  5th ed.  London, Europa Publications, 2004.  335 p.
The Territories and the Federation:  An Economic Perspective, pp 3-18.
The Government of the Russian Federation, pp 37-42.
Book call no.:  947.086 T327


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay:  HIV/AIDS and Russia's Great-Power Status.  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:1-23 January-March 2006.
Outlines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Russia, and the social, economic and military consequences of the pandemic.

Anderson, John.  Russian Arms Sales Forecast to Top $7.5bn.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:27 February 28, 2007.
Russia has used debt forgiveness and access to oil and gas fields as leverages to win deals in emerging markets, such as Algeria and other parts of Africa.

Bush, Jason.  Russia:  How Long Can the Fun Last?  Business Week  No. 4014:50-51 December 18, 2006.
Focuses on the economic situation in Russia, where the economy has flourished thanks to a growth in the gross domestic product and an increase in real incomes.  Economists wonder whether the situation will change if commodity prices for oil and other natural resources go down.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23363897&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hill, Fiona.  Moscow Discovers Soft Power.  Current History 105:341-347 October 2006.
Argues that energy will remain the base of Russia's power for the foreseeable future, underpinning its economy and domestic stability, enhancing its political and economic position in Eurasia, and restoring it to a degree of its former superpower status.

Ivanov, Henry.  Briefing:  Russian Defence Industry.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:23-27 January 10, 2007.

Ivanov, Vladimir I.  Russia's Energy Future and Northeast Asia.  Asia-Pacific Review 13:46-59 November 2006.
Since about 2000, Russia has become increasingly interested in a swift expansion of its oil and gas industry to the eastern regions, aiming primarily at the domestic development needs and new markets of Northeast Asia.

Kryshtanovskaya, Olga and White, Stephen.  The Rise of the Russian Business Elite.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 38:293-307 September 2005.

Larsson, Tomas.  Reform, Corruption, and Growth:  Why Corruption Is More Devastating in Russia than in China.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:265-281 June 2006.
Explains why massive political corruption appears to be incompatible with economic growth in Russia but compatible with very rapid economic growth in China.

Putin, V. V.  Mineral Natural Resources in the Strategy for Development of the Russian Economy.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:49-54 January-February 2006.

Troyakova, Tamara.  The Russian Far East:  Isolation or Integration?  Problems of Post-Communism 54:61-71 March-April 2007.
Russia's presence in Northeast Asia presents an opportunity to intensify Far East regional economic integration.  The Russian government is ready to finance improvements in the oil and gas transport system in Siberia, and the Far East region could reap considerable benefits beyond just being a part of international export routes.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749277&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Varese, Federico.  The Russian Conundrum.  Dissent 54:29-31 Spring 2007.
The Russian conundrum can be explained with the tools of political economy:  a country can be both rich and have one of the worst health services in the world, a declining population, and an authoritarian and corrupt political system that faces almost no opposition.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24845352&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Vatanka, Alex and Weitz, Richard.  Russian Roulette:  Moscow Seeks Influence Through Arms Exports.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:36-41 January 2007.
The Kremlin hopes to increase its influence in energy-rich regions in Africa and the Middle East by offering military export and debt-relief packages.

Zverev, Yury.  Kaliningrad:  Problems and Paths of Development.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:9-25 March-April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749273&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

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Energy Resources


Internet Resources

Blagov, Sergei.  Russia Develops Electricity, Oil Partnership with China.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 12, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371903

Milov, Vladimir.  Can Russia Become an Oil Paradise?  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for World Peace, 2006.  18 p.
Available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/OilParadise.pdf
This article originally appeared in Russian in "The Power of Oil and Gas" edition of the Pro et Contra journal (vol. 10, nos. 2-3, 2006) published by the Carnegie Moscow Center.  It argues that a large population and a significant domestic demand for energy effectively mean that Russia can never become an "oil paradise".

Russian Energy Diplomacy Strategy and Chinese-Russian Oil/Gas Cooperation.  China Chemical Reporter 18:19-22 May 6, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24991341&site=ehost-live

Socor, Vladimir.  Oil Supply Cutoff to Belarus and Europe Shakes Russia's Reputation for Reliability.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, January 10, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371782

Socor, Vladimir.  Russia Poised to Lead an Evolving Cartel of Gas-Exporting Countries.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 10, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372085

Stinson, Jeffrey.  Russia Increasingly Filling Demand for Nuclear Technology.  USA Today June 4, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=J0E044043442907&site=ehost-live


Book

Strategic Survey 2006:  The IISS Annual Review of World Affairs.  London, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2006.  392 p.
Chapter 5 includes "Russia:  An Emerging Energy Superpower", pp 177-187.
Book call no.:  327 L8471s 2006


Periodicals

Bahgat, Gawdat.  Prospects for Energy Cooperation in the Caspian Sea.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 40:157-168 June 2007.
For more than a decade, the five nations that share the Caspian—Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan—have sought to develop the basin's hydrocarbon resources.  Article provides an assessment of these resources and examines two major hurdles:  lack of consensus on the legal status of the Caspian and disagreement of the most cost effective pipeline routes.

A Bear at the Throat:  European Energy Security.  Economist 383:37 April 14, 2007.
Putin's strategy of using Russia's vast natural resources to restore the country's greatness seems to be paying off.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24754429&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blank, Stephen J.  The Eurasian Energy Triangle:  China, Russia, and the Central Asian States.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 12:53-67 Winter 2005-Spring 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21199430&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Evans, Julian.  Resource Nationalism:  Russian Moves Provoke Unfounded Worries.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:64-65 March 2007.

Keeping, Janet.  Where Law Does Not Rule:  The Russian Oil and Gas Sector.  International Journal 62:69-80 Winter 2006-2007.

Milov, Vladimir, Coburn, and othersr.  Russia's Energy Policy, 1992-2006.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 47, no. 3:285-313 2006.

Stern, Jonathan.  Natural Gas Security Problems in Europe:  The Russian-Ukranian Crisis of 2006.  Asia-Pacific Review 13:32-59 May 2006.

Troyakova, Tamara.  The Russian Far East:  Isolation or Integration?  Problems of Post-Communism 54:61-71 March-April 2007.
Russia's presence in Northeast Asia presents an opportunity to intensify Far East regional economic integration.  The Russian government is ready to finance improvements in the oil and gas transport system in Siberia, and the Far East region could reap considerable benefits beyond just being a part of international export routes.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749277&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Upson, Sandra.  Showdown on the Energy Frontier.  IEEE Spectrum 43:12-15 December 2006.
Reports on the oil and gas fields issue in Russia and its effect on international relations.

Wood, David.  Russia's Drive for Power - 2:  Gazprom Controls Gas Exports to Europe, Asia.  Oil & Gas Journal 105:18-22 February 19, 2007.
Includes charts:  Gas volumes imported from Russia; Main gas export pipelines.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1235688881&sid=5&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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Foreign Policy


Internet Resources

Blagov, Sergei.  Kremlin Moves to Repair Damaged International Image.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 26, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371947

Fedorov, Yury E.  ‘Boffins’ and ‘Buffoons’:  Different Strains of Thought in Russia’s Strategic Thinking.  London, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), March 2006.  (Russia and Eurasia Program Briefing Paper 06/01).
Available online at:  http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/research/rep/BP0306russia.pdf

Miller, Robert F.  Russia and Europe:  National Identity, National Interest, Pragmatism, or Delusions of Empire?  Canberra, Australian National University, Department of International Relations, 2006.  42 p.  (Working paper 2006/1).
Available online at:  http://rspas.anu.edu.au/ir/pubs/work_papers/06-1.pdf

Torbakov, Igor.  Will Economic Sanctions Become a Legitimate Tool of Russian Foreign Policy?  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, December 8, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371729


Books

Developments in Russian Politics 6, edited by Stephen White, Zvi Gitelman and Richard Sakwa.  6th ed.  Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2005.  284 p.
Chapter 13:  Foreign Policy, by Margo Light, pp 221-240.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005004619.html
Book call no.:  947.08 D489 2005

Dunay, Pal.  The OSCE in Crisis.  Paris, Institute for Security Studies, European Union, 2006.  97 p.  (Chaillot paper; no 88)
Russia's Evolving Policy, pp 68-71. Author contends that "Russia's perception is that the current agenda of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) is destabilising its neighborhood and in the long run potentially also Russia itself.  Hence Russia and some of its close associates are on the defensive and their main interest is to revise the status quo in the OSCE according to their priorities."
Also available online at:  http://www.iss-eu.org/chaillot/chai88.pdf
Book call no.:  355.031094 D897o

East Asian Strategic Review 2007.  Tokyo, National Institute for Defense Studies, April 2007.  253 p.
Chapter 2:  Post-9/11 Power Politics and the US, China, and Russia -- Unilateralism and Central and Southeast Asia, pp 37-62.
Chapter 6:  Russia:  A More Assertive Foreign Policy, pp 161-195.
Book call no.:  355.03305 E132 2007

Gomart, Thomas.  Russian Foreign Policy:  Strange Inconsistency.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, March 2006.  9 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2812%29TGEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 G631r

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Nationalist Movements & Geopolitical Thinking.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2005.  17p.
Analyzes the influence of nationalist ideologies on the political mainstream and considers some of the main features of Eurasianism in contemporary Russian geopolitical thought. In many respects these two subjects are two sides of the same coin:  Eurasianism is the foreign policy expression of Russian nationalism.
Also available online at: http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05%2840%29-MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  320.540947 S655r

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2006.  390 p.
Chapter V:  Putin's New Security Policy:  "A Strong Russia", pp 199-249.
Russia's Military Posture and Diplomatic Changes in Northeast Asia, pp 239-249.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2006


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Non-Material Cost of Bandwagoning:  The Yugoslav Crisis and the Transformation of Russian Security Policy.  Contemporary Security Policy 27:258-281 August 2006.
Examines the nexus between the US, Russia, and Yugoslavia during the early 1990s.  Russia's initial pro-Western foreign policy gave way to a new grand strategy emphasizing Russia's great power status and the independence of its foreign policy.

Baev, Pavel K.  Putin's Counter-Terrorism:  The Parameters of a Strategic Dead-End.  Small Wars & Insurgencies 17:1-21 March 2006.

Casier, Tom.  Putin's Policy Towards the West:  Reflections on the Nature of Russian Foreign Policy.  International Politics 43:384-401 July 2006.

Dibb, Paul.  The Bear Is Back.  American Interest 2:78-85 November-December 2006.
Includes a chart, Population of Russia, 1950-2030 (projected).  Author asserts that a renewed Russia "will be strong, assertive and probably increasingly undemocratic.  Its human rights record will not be pleasant, and it will definitely not be a consistent or reliable partner of the West."

Fawn, Rick.  Battle over the Box:  International Election Observation Missions, Political Competition and Retrenchment in the Post-Soviet Space.  International Affairs 82:1133-1153 November 2006.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's international election observation missions have fuelled a new political competition in the post-Soviet space. IEOM's have also contributed to changes in Russian foreign policy.

Freedman, Robert O.  Putin, Iran, and the Nuclear Weapons Issue.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:39-48 March-April 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20302170&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Galeotti, Mark.  Breaking Loose?  Russia Flexes Muscles as US Moves In.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:42-45 April 2007.
Russia's chief of general staff has threatened that Moscow could withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty.  Article explores the state of Russia's nuclear forces and the prospects for such a step.

Gorenburg, Dmitry.  Russia Confronts Radical Islam.  Current History 105:334-340 October 2006.
Argues that abusive policies, more than foreign jihadists, are sparking the spread of Islamic extremism.

Levintova, Ekaterina.  Revisiting Russian and Polish Elite Value Orientations:  Are the Elites Still Committed to the Original Goals of Post-Communist Transitions?   Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:175-199 June 2006.
Concludes that during the post-Communist period the Russian elite shifted its priorities from pro-democratic to authoritarian positions, engaged in a debate over the most desirable foreign policy course, and ultimately chose a pragmatically independent direction, but remained loyal to original beliefs in the free market.

MacFarlane, S. Neil.  The 'R' in BRICs:  Is Russia an Emerging Power?  International Affairs 82:41 January 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19495913&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mankoff, Jeffrey.  Russia and the West:  Taking the Longer View.  Washington Quarterly 30:123-135 Spring 2007.
Although relations with Russia are in a difficult phase, Moscow's behavior in 2006 has been consistent with the Kremlin's strategy for the last decade - not challenging Western influence but proving that Moscow still matters internationally.

Mansourov, Alexandre Y.  Mercantilism and Neo-Imperialism in Russian Foreign Policy During President Putin's 2nd Term.  Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 17:151-184 Spring 2005.

Monaghan, Andrew.  ‘Calmly Critical’:  Evolving Russian Views of US Hegemony.  Journal of Strategic Studies 29:987-1013 December 2006.
Russia has consistently opposed US hegemony since the early 1990s.  Until recently, Russia's resources have been very limited, and Russian policy was largely reactive – and non-confrontational.  However, the failure of the Russia-US relationship to develop practically has highlighted negative views of US hegemony, and the greater wealth generated through high energy prices is supporting an increasingly active Russian policy.

Rosefielde, Steven.  Turmoil in the Kremlin:  Sputtering Toward Fortress Russia.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:42-50 September-October 2006.
Vladimir Putin's control over Russia is surprisingly fragile, and many threats to it loom on the horizon.  Some of the most forceful criticism comes from Vitaly Shlykov, a retired Soviet GRU colonel, who recognizes that Russia is trapped in Muscovy and is prone to turmoil which bodes ill for general prosperity, national security, and global order.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24081175&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Russia's Move Toward Chechenisation.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 14-16  May 2006.

Rywkin, Michael.  Putin's Russia:  Neither Friend Nor Foe.  American Foreign Policy Interests 29:37-44 January-February 2007.
Article uses the term "managed democracy" to describe the political system that has evolved under Vladimir Putin in Russia.  The contradiction inherent in that term is apparent in Russia's foreign policy.

Saivetz, Carol R.  Making the Best of a Bad Hand:  An Assessment of Current Trends in Russian Foreign Policy.  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:166-188 April-June 2006.

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Imitation Russia.  American Interest 2:67-77 November-December 2006.
Examines the extent to which Russia's inclination to defy the West springs from Western policy, as opposed to internal Russian pyscho-historical and structural political dynamics.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  The Hatred of Others:  The Kremlin's Powerful but Risky Weapon.  World Affairs 134:134-142 Winter 2007.
"Recently the Kremlin played the xenophobic card in foreign policy mostly for defensive purposes and to prevent the Russian Federation from disintegrating.  Now, with Moscow's new self-confidence, xenophobia may serve as an important instrument, along with the high price of oil, for Russia to reclaim its superpower status, confront the West, and recapture its dominance over the post-Soviet space."

Trenin, Dmitri.  Russia Leaves the West.  Foreign Affairs 85:87-96 July-August 2006.
Just 15 years after the Cold War's end, hopes of integrating Russia into the West have been dashed, and the Kremlin has started creating its own Moscow-centered system.  But instead of just attacking this new Russian foreign policy, Washington must guard against the return of dangerous great-power rivalry.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21326412&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Tsygankov, Andrei P.  New Challenges for Putin's Foreign Policy.  Orbis 50:153-165 Winter 2006.

Tsygankov, Andrei P.  Projecting Confidence, Not Fear:  Russia's Post-Imperial Assertiveness.  Orbis 50:677-690 Fall 2006.
Argues that the primary drivers in Russia's foreign policy are domestic -- new economic confidence, new soft power, and remaining security vulnerabilities.  Author feels that the US should follow a policy of pragmatic substantive engagement, rather than neo-containment, toward Russia.

Tymoshenko, Yuliya.  Containing Russia.  Foreign Affairs 86:69-82 May-June 2007.
Author warns that Russia is trying to recapture great-power status at the expense of its neighbors, and argues that Europe and the U. S. should counter with a strong response.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24764722&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Wallander, Celeste A.  Russian Transimperialism and Its Implications.  Washington Quarterly 30:107-122 Spring 2007.


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Fedorov, Yury E.  ‘Boffins’ and ‘Buffoons’:  Different Strains of Thought in Russia’s Strategic Thinking.  London, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), March 2006.  (Russia and Eurasia Program Briefing Paper 06/01).
Available online at:  http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/pdf/research/rep/BP0306russia.pdf


Books

Buzan, Barry and Waever, Ole.  Regions and Powers:  The Structure of International Security.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.  564 p.
Chapter 13:  The Post-Soviet Space:  A Regional Security Complex around Russia, pp 397-436.
Book call no.:  327.116 B992r

East Asian Strategic Review 2007.  Tokyo, National Institute for Defense Studies, April 2007.  253 p.
Chapter 2:  Post-9/11 Power Politics and the US, China, and Russia -- Unilateralism and Central and Southeast Asia, pp 37-62.
Chapter 6:  Russia:  A More Assertive Foreign Policy, pp 161-195.
Book call no.:  355.03305 E132 2007

Main, Steven J.  The Bear, the Peacock, the Eagle, the Sturgeon and the Black, Black Oil:  Contemporary Regional Power Politics in the Caspian Sea.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2005.  25 p.
The Caspian Sea region is vital for Russia and one which it cannot afford to lose, or where its influence cannot be allowed to be challenged without resistance.  Compared to the other military forces in the area, Russia's Caspian Flotilla is a significant strategic asset, which helps Russia maintain its influence also in the wider Black Sea-Caucasus-Central Asian sphere.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/05(67)SM.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0330475 M224b


Periodicals

Buszynski, Leszek.  Russia and Southeast Asia:  A New Relationship.  Contemporary Southeast Asia 28:276-296 August 2006.

Chang, Gordon G.  How China and Russia Threaten the World.  Commentary 123:24-29 June 2007.
Argues that Russia and China are undermining U.S. interests and destabilizing world order by aiding the proliferation of nuclear technologies to countries like North Korea and Iran.  Discusses Russia's transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, and criticizes the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement".
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25188278&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hill, Fiona.  Moscow Discovers Soft Power.  Current History 105:341-347 October 2006.
Argues that energy will remain the base of Russia's power for the foreseeable future, underpinning its economy and domestic stability, enhancing its political and economic position in Eurasia, and restoring it to a degree of its former superpower status.

Hurrell, Andrew.  Hegemony, Liberalism and Global Order:  What Space for Would-be Great Powers?  International Affairs 82:1+ January 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19495915&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ivanov, Vladimir I.  Russia's Energy Future and Northeast Asia.  Asia-Pacific Review 13:46-59 November 2006.
Since about 2000, Russia has become increasingly interested in a swift expansion of its oil and gas industry to the eastern regions, aiming primarily at the domestic development needs and new markets of Northeast Asia.

Kulagina, Irina.  Did Russia Inherit the USSR's National Responsibilities?  International Affairs (Moscow) 53, No. 1:181-188 2007.
Argues that the Soviet Union continues to exist as the Russian Federation, and therefore bears the former USSR's obligations under international law.

Lebahn, Aksel.  "Russia is Here Again!"  International Affairs (Moscow) 53, no. 2:22-35 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1274341071&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

MacFarlane, S. Neil.  The 'R' in BRICs:  Is Russia an Emerging Power?  International Affairs 82:41 January 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19495913&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mankoff, Jeffrey.  Russia and the West:  Taking the Longer View.  Washington Quarterly 30:123-135 Spring 2007.
Although relations with Russia are in a difficult phase, Moscow's behavior in 2006 has been consistent with the Kremlin's strategy for the last decade - not challenging Western influence but proving that Moscow still matters internationally.

Mansourov, Alexandre Y.  Mercantilism and Neo-Imperialism in Russian Foreign Policy During President Putin's 2nd Term.  Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 17:151-184 Spring 2005.

Orlov, Vladimir A. and Fugfugosh, Miriam.  The G-8 Strelna Summit and Russia's National Power.  Washington Quarterly 29:35-48 Summer 2006.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  The Hatred of Others:  The Kremlin's Powerful but Risky Weapon.  World Affairs 134:134-142 Winter 2007.
"Recently the Kremlin played the xenophobic card in foreign policy mostly for defensive purposes and to prevent the Russian Federation from disintegrating.  Now, with Moscow's new self-confidence, xenophobia may serve as an important instrument, along with the high price of oil, for Russia to reclaim its superpower status, confront the West, and recapture its dominance over the post-Soviet space."

Simonia, Nodari A.  Russia in the Asia-Pacific:  The Beginning of a New Era?  Asia-Pacific Review 13:16-31 May 2006.

Slobodin, Aleksei.  Angola.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 58:16-18 November 29, 2006.
Reports on the efforts of Russian President Vladimir Putin to make his African policy active through his visits to the Republic of South Africa and Morocco.  He also held talks in Moscow with his Angolan counterpart Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Surkov, Feodor A.  Southern Russia's Three Seas:  The ABCs of Sustainable Development.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:26-37 March-April 2007.
Common interests in the Sea of Azov, the Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea may motivate cooperation in the Caspian basin.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749274&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Trenin, Dmitri.  Russia Leaves the West.  Foreign Affairs 85:87-96 July-August 2006.
Just 15 years after the Cold War's end, hopes of integrating Russia into the West have been dashed, and the Kremlin has started creating its own Moscow-centered system.  But instead of just attacking this new Russian foreign policy, Washington must guard against the return of dangerous great-power rivalry.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21326412&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Upson, Sandra.  Showdown on the Energy Frontier.  IEEE Spectrum 43:12-15 December 2006.
Reports on the oil and gas fields issue in Russia and its effect on international relations.

Vatanka, Alex and Weitz, Richard.  Russian Roulette:  Moscow Seeks Influence Through Arms Exports.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:36-41 January 2007.
The Kremlin hopes to increase its influence in energy-rich regions in Africa and the Middle East by offering military export and debt-relief packages.

Vendina, Olga, and others.  The Wars in Chechnya and Their Effects on Neighboring Regions.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48:178-201 March 2007.

Wallander, Celeste A.  Russian Transimperialism and Its Implications.  Washington Quarterly 30:107-122 Spring 2007.

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Foreign Relations -- Asia, Central


Internet Resources

Central Asia.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, April 2007.  (Bibliography series).
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/casia.htm#forrussia
See section on Central Asia's foreign relations with Russia.

McDermott, Roger.  Putin Seeks Closer Ties with Turkmenistan.   Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 20, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371923

McDermott, Roger.  Russia Reclaiming Central Asia as a Sphere of Influence.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 13, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371997


Books

Globalization and Conflict:  National Security in a "New" Strategic Era, edited by Robert G. Patman.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  266 p.
Chapter 7:  Russia, America and New Conflicts in Central Asia, by Rouben Azizian, pp 135-150.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037256.html
Book call no.:  355.033 G5621

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Alexey.  Russia and Central Asia:  Current and Future Economic Relations.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom , 2006.  13 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/ca/06%2831%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47058 P222r


Documents

Hlosek, Andrea L.  The Mechanics of Russian Foreign Policy in the Caucasus and Central Asia:  Regional Hegemony or Neo-Imperialism?  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, 2006.  137 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA445372
Doc. call no.:  M-U 42525 H6772m


Periodicals

Abdrazakova, Elvira.  Western Siberia, Central Asia, and China.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:49-60 March-April 2007.
Siberia, Central Asia, and China are slowly consolidating their common identity based on mutual interests.  Western Siberia is a unique link between Europe and the rapidly developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region, and its leaders will likely initiate cooperation with foreign countries whether or not they have Moscow's blessing.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749276&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blank, Stephen J.  The Eurasian Energy Triangle:  China, Russia, and the Central Asian States.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 12:53-67 Winter 2005-Spring 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21199430&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Freedman, Robert O.  The Uzbek Expulsion of U. S. Forces and Realignment in Central Asia.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:49-60 March-April 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20302171&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

McNabb, James Brian.  The Unanticipated Unity of U. S. Security Structures:  Avoiding Cold War II in Central Asia.  Comparative Strategy 25:307-327 October-November 2006.
Examines potential options in creating a cooperative environment in the Central Asian region while avoiding outcomes leading to increasing tensions between a PRC-led SCO and a U.S.-led NATO.

Neff, Andrew.  China Competing with Russia for Central Asian Investments.  Oil & Gas Journal 104:41-42+ March 6, 2006.
Central Asia has traditionally fallen within Russia's sphere of influence, but as China seeks oil and gas to fuel its energy-hungry economy the growing level of Chinese energy investment in Central Asia is challenging Russia's economic dominance in the region.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1007931021&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Sanchez, W. Alejandro.  A Central Asian Security Paradigm:  Russia and Uzbekistan.  Small Wars & Insurgencies 18:113-133 March 2007.

Weitz, Richard.  Averting a New Great Game in Central Asia.  Washington Quarterly 29:155-167 Summer 2006.
The Russian government is currently more concerned than any other external actor about developments in Central Asia.  A major objective is securing Russia's vulnerable southern borders against malign regional imports such as Islamic extremism and drug trafficking.  Moscow's economic goals include ensuring that its firms participate in developing the region's natural resources and that Central Asian oil and gas exporters continue to use Russian pipelines.
Also available online at:  http://www.issuelab.com/downloads/3163Averting_a_New_Great_Game_in_CA-TWQ-Weitz-Summer06.pdf

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Internet Resources

Blagov, Sergei.  Moscow, Beijing, New Delhi Axis Moves in Slow Motion.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 16, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371920

Blagov, Sergei.  Russia Develops Electricity, Oil Partnership with China.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 12, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371903

Russian Energy Diplomacy Strategy and Chinese-Russian Oil/Gas Cooperation.  China Chemical Reporter 18:19-22 May 6, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24991341&site=ehost-live

Shlyndov, Alexander.  Certain Aspects of Russian-Chinese Collaboration in the International Arena.  Far Eastern Affairs 34:68-82
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1103212561&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Books

de Haas, Marcel.  Russian-Chinese Military Exercises and Their Wider Perspective:  Power Play in Central Asia.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom , October 2005.  9 p.
Although Russian-Chinese relations are intensifying, the alleged formation of a joint military command in Russia's Far East could prove that in due course fear of China could trigger Russia to draw back from China and to strengthen ties with the West.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05(51)MDH3.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0310947

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Russian-Chinese Relations:  Past, Present & Future.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2006.  15 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2846%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47051 P222r

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2006.  390 p.
Chapter V:  Putin's New Security Policy:  "A Strong Russia", pp 199-249.
Russia's Military Posture and Diplomatic Changes in Northeast Asia, pp 239-249.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2006


Periodicals

Abdrazakova, Elvira.  Western Siberia, Central Asia, and China.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:49-60 March-April 2007.
Siberia, Central Asia, and China are slowly consolidating their common identity based on mutual interests.  Western Siberia is a unique link between Europe and the rapidly developing countries of the Asia-Pacific region, and its leaders will likely initiate cooperation with foreign countries whether or not they have Moscow's blessing.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24749276&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blank, Stephen J.  The Eurasian Energy Triangle:  China, Russia, and the Central Asian States.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 12:53-67 Winter 2005-Spring 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21199430&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Buszynski, Leszek.  Oil and Territory in Putin's Relations with China and Japan.  Pacific Review 19:287-303 September 2006.

Goldstein, Lyle and Kozyrev Vitaly.  China, Japan and the Scramble for Siberia.  Survival 48:163-177 Spring 2006.
For almost two decades, Russia has been a non-factor in the East Asian balance of power.  This situation is about to change dramatically.  The tapping of Siberia's massive energy wealth, both oil and gas, will raise Russia's profile in the region significantly.

Ko, Sangtu.  Strategic Partnership in a Unipolar System:  The Sino-Russian Relationship.  Issues & Studies 42:203-225 September 2006.

Rangsimaporn, Paradorn.  Russia's Debate on Military-Technological Cooperation with China:  From Yeltsin to Putin.  Asian Survey 46:477-495 May-June 2006.
Examines the debate among relevant sections of Russia's foreign policy elite regarding the country's military-technological cooperation policy with China and changing views under Presidents Yeltsin and Putin.  Russian views are ambivalent at best and significantly affected by the dynamics of U.S.-Russian relations.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1067614541&sid=3&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  China in the Russian Mind Today:  Ambivalence and Defeatism.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1-21 January 2007.

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia and the CIS in 2005:  Promoting East Asian Oil Diplomacy; Containing Change in Central Asia.  Asian Survey 46:69-78 January-February 2006.

Zhiye, Ji.  China-Russia Bond.  Contemporary International Relations 17:5-21 January-February 2007.

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Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel K.  Russia-EU Summit Brings More Misunderstanding and Mistrust.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, May 21, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372175

Daly, John C. K.  Moscow and Rome Intensify Economic Relations.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 16, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372015

Emerson, Michael, and others.  A New Agreement Between the EU and Russia:  Why, What and When?  Brussels, Centre for European Policy Studies, May 2006.  (CEPS Policy Brief, no. 103).
Available online at:  http://shop.ceps.be/downfree.php?item_id=1331

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russia Still Sees West as Primary Enemy.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 6, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372210
The Russian military continues to prepare to fight the West and performs major military exercises simulating such encounters.

Miller, Robert F.  Russia and Europe:  National Identity, National Interest, Pragmatism, or Delusions of Empire?  Canberra, Australian National University, Department of International Relations, 2006.  42 p.  (Working paper 2006/1).
Available online at:  http://rspas.anu.edu.au/ir/pubs/work_papers/06-1.pdf

Perovic, Jeronim.  Coming Closer or Drifting Apart?  EU-Russia Partnership and EU Enlargement in Eastern Europe.  Zurich, Center for Security Studies and Conflict Research, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, May 2003.
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/casestudy/pej01/
Access to CIAONet is required to view this document.  Air University students may request a password through the Fairchild Research Information Center.

Socor, Vladimir.  Oil Supply Cutoff to Belarus and Europe Shakes Russia's Reputation for Reliability.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, January 10, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371782


Books

Dunay, Pal.  The OSCE in Crisis.  Paris, Institute for Security Studies, European Union, 2006.  97 p.  (Chaillot paper; no 88)
Russia's Evolving Policy, pp 68-71.  Author contends that "Russia's perception is that the current agenda of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) is destabilising its neighborhood and in the long run potentially also Russia itself.  Hence Russia and some of its close associates are on the defensive and their main interest is to revise the status quo in the OSCE according to their priorities."
Also available online at:  http://www.iss-eu.org/chaillot/chai88.pdf
Book call no.:  355.031094 D897o

Forsberg, Tuomas and Herd, Graeme P.  Divided West:  European Security and the Transatlantic Relationship.  Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing, 2006.  186 p.  (Chatham House papers)
Chapter 7:  "Periphery Europe":  Russia and Transatlantic Security, pp 104-120.  Examines Russia's relationship with NATO and the European Union.
Book call no.:  355.031094 F732d

Michta, Andrew A.  The Limits of Alliance:  The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.  161 p.
Chapter 4:  The Northeastern Littoral:  Russia and the Baltic States. Surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of the declining NATO and the emerging European Security and Defense Policy, and examines the continued viability of alignments inherited from the Cold War era.
Book call no.:  327.7304 M625L

Monaghan, Andrew.  Russian Perspectives of Russia-EU Security Relations.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2005.  17 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05%2838%29-AM.pdf
Book call no.:  327.4704 M751r

Prozorov, Sergei.  Understanding Conflict Between Russia and the EU:  The Limits of Integration.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.  210 p.
Book call no.:  341.2422 P969u

Roberts, Cynthia A.  Russia and the European Union:  The Sources and Limits of "Special Relationships".  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2007.  133 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB761.pdf
Book call no.:  327.4704 R643r

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations, edited by Roland Dannreuther and John Peterson.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  262 p.
Chapter 7:  Security Strategy and the "Russia Problem", by Luke March, pp 97-114.  Identifies the basic security premises underlying the Europe-United States-Russia triangle, in particular analyzing the interests and values that underpin the notion of strategic partnership.  Also looks at the Russian perspective, seeking to analyze Russia's general points of agreement and divergence with EU security agendas.
Book call no.:  355.03351821 S446


Periodicals

A Bear at the Throat:  European Energy Security.  Economist 383:37 April 14, 2007.
Putin's strategy of using Russia's vast natural resources to restore the country's greatness seems to be paying off.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24754429&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

The Big Chill:  Russia and the West.  Economist 383:42 May 19, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1273258921&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Giegerich, Bastian, and others.  Towards a Strategic Partnership?  The US and Russian Response to the European Security and Defence Policy.  Security Dialogue 37:385-407 September 2006.

Goldman, Minton F.  Polish-Russian Relations and the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections.  East European Quarterly 40:409-428 December 2006.
Polish-Russian relations in the Putin era have become severely strained as Polish ties to Europe have expanded.  One recent source of tension was the Polish effort to influence the outcome of the November 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23714996&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Gomart, Thomas.  France's Russia Policy:  Balancing Interests and Values.  Washington Quarterly 30:147-155 Spring 2007.

Hill, Fiona and Taspinar, Omer.  Turkey and Russia:  Axis of the Excluded?  Survival 48:81-92 Spring 2006.
Since 2003, Turkey and Russia have drawn together in a new bilateral relationship.  Mutual frustration with US regional policies and European attitudes has been the main driver of this rapprochement, along with expanding trade and increasing common ground on foreign-policy issues.

Kendall, Bridget.  Russia:  The Beggar Becomes the Belligerent.  New Statesman 136:22-24 June 11, 2007.
Now that Russia is stronger economically and geostrategically, it resents being taken advantage of.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1288302801&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kratochvil, Petr and others.  Foreign Policy, Rhetorical Action and the Idea of Otherness:  The Czech Republic and Russia.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:497-511 December 2006.
Explores the changing nature of the Czech-Russian relationship, and shows that in the last ten years these relations have undergone a change which seems to deviate from the typical pattern of relations between Central European countries and the Russian Federation.

Larrabee, F. Stephen.  Danger and Opportunity in Eastern Europe.  Foreign Affairs 85:117-131 November-December 2006.
The recent emergence of nationalist and populist forces in eastern Europe, coupled with the rise of Russia, now threatens to derail efforts toward further EU integration, weaken NATO, erode the continent's stability, and damage US interests.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=22891423&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Monaghan, Andrew.  Does Europe Exist as an Entity for Military Cooperation?  Evolving Russian Perspectives, 1991-2004.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 3:47-62 June 2004.

Osadchii, Stanislaw.  Austria's EU Presidency and Russia-EU Relations.  International Affairs (Moscow) 52, no. 3:131-136 2006.

Stent, Angela.  Berlin's Russia Challenge.  National Interest No. 88:46-51 March-April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24605050&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Trenin, Dmitri.  Russia Redefines Itself and Its Relations with the West.  Washington Quarterly 30:95-105 Spring 2007.
Author argues that Russia does not crave world domination, and its leaders do not dream of restoring the Soviet Union, but they do plan to rebuild Russia as a great power with global reach, organized as a supercorporation.

Tymoshenko, Yuliya.  Containing Russia.  Foreign Affairs 86:69-82 May-June 2007.
Author warns that Russia is trying to recapture great-power status at the expense of its neighbors, and argues that Europe and the U. S. should counter with a strong response.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24764722&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Wood, David.  Russia's Drive for Power - 2:  Gazprom Controls Gas Exports to Europe, Asia.  Oil & Gas Journal 105:18-22 February 19, 2007.
Includes charts:  Gas volumes imported from Russia; Main gas export pipelines.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1235688881&sid=5&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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Internet Resources

Oswald, Mace J.  Ukraine's Relations with Russia:  Competition or Cooperation?  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2002.  137 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA460081

Socor, Vladimir.  Georgia's Hard-Earned Christmas Present:  Russian Military Out of Tblisi.   Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, January 2, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371761


Books

Goujon, Alexandra and others.  Changing Belarus.  Paris, European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2005.  128 p.
Chapters include:  Internal Developments in Belarus; Belarusian Foreign Policy; and Moscow's Relations with Belarus:  An Awkward Ally.
Also available online at:  http://www.iss-eu.org/chaillot/chai85.pdf
Book call no.:  947.8086 C456

Kilroy, Austin.  Promoting Stability on Europe's Borders:  A Comparative Study of Kosovo, Transdniestria and Abkhazia.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2006.  28 p.
Motivated by economic gain and a desire for political influence over Moldova and Georgia, Russia's interests are aligned more with the continuation of the Abkhazia and Transdniestrian conflicts than with their resolution.  Russian fears of a zero-sum game with Europe have actually been fulfilled by their own blunt policies and pressures, and Moldova and Georgia have been attracted by Europe instead.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/special/06%2838%29AK.pdf
Book call no.:  320.947 K48p

Main, Steven J.  The Bison and the Bear:  Belarussian - Russian Relations, 2003-2006.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, February 2006.  16 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/cee/06%2806%29sjm.pdf
Book call no.:  327.478 M224b

Michta, Andrew A.  The Limits of Alliance:  The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.  161 p.
Chapter 4:  The Northeastern Littoral:  Russia and the Baltic States. Surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of the declining NATO and the emerging European Security and Defense Policy, and examines the continued viability of alignments inherited from the Cold War era.
Book call no.:  327.7304 M625L

Revolution in Orange:  The Origins of Ukraine's Democratic Breakthrough, edited by Anders Aslund and Michael McFaul.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006.  216 p.
Chapter 8:  Russia's Role in the Orange Revolution, by Nikolai Petrov and Andrei Ryabov, pp 145-164.
This book's table of contents is available at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip066/2005037725.html
Book call no.:  947.7086 R454


Periodicals

Clements, Matthew.  Balancing Act:  Interview (with) Andranik Markarian, Armenian Prime Minister.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:66 March 2007.

Europe:  Jaw-Jaw under Threat; Russia and Georgia.  Economist 378:42 February 25, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=994268231&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Goldman, Minton F.  Polish-Russian Relations and the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections.  East European Quarterly 40:409-428 December 2006.
Polish-Russian relations in the Putin era have become severely strained as Polish ties to Europe have expanded.  One recent source of tension was the Polish effort to influence the outcome of the November 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23714996&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Sokov, Nikolai.  The Ukrainian Gas Crisis Revisited.  Current History 105:348-351 October 2006.
Examines the dispute between Russia and Ukraine over the price and supply of Russian gas, and argues that Russia's policy, "however badly and arrogantly executed", was perhaps not unreasonable.

Stern, Jonathan.  Natural Gas Security Problems in Europe:  The Russian-Ukranian Crisis of 2006.  Asia-Pacific Review 13:32-59 May 2006.

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Foreign Relations -- India


Internet Resource

Blagov, Sergei.  Moscow, Beijing, New Delhi Axis Moves in Slow Motion.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 16, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371920


Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Russia Inks $700 Million Deal with India to Supply Fighters.  Defense News 22:14 April 16, 2007.

Bakshi, Jyotsna.  India-Russia Defence Cooperation.  Strategic Analysis 30:449-466 April-June 2006.

Sengupta, Somini.  Putin in India:  Visit Is Sign of Durability of Old Ties.  New York Times pp A-14, January 25, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1201791391&sid=5&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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Foreign Relations -- Iran


Internet Resource

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Bushehr Reactor Further Strains Relations Between Russia and Iran.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 15, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372003


Books

Freedman, Robert O.  Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question:  The Putin Record.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, November 2006.  54 p.
Analyzes the Russo-Iranian relationship through the spring of 2006.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB737.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47055 F853r

Ganji, Babak.  Iranian Nuclear Politics:  The International Dimensions.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, November 2005.  24 p.
Includes discussion of Iran-Russia relations; see especially "Larijani's 'final offer' and Russian mediation", pp 19-21.
Book call no.:  355.02170955 G197ia


Periodicals

Aras, Bulent and Ozbay, Fatih.  Dances with Wolves:  Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Issue.  Middle East Policy 13:132-147 December 2006.

Berman, Ilan.  Russia and Iran Are No Longer Best of Friends.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:26  May 9, 2007.
Comments on the factors contributing to the decline of Moscow's enthusiasm for cultivating Tehran as a key strategic partner.

Freedman, Robert O.  Putin, Iran, and the Nuclear Weapons Issue.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:39-48 March-April 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20302170&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Katz, Mark N.  Putin, Ahmadinejad and the Iranian Nuclear Crisis.  Middle East Policy 13:125-131 December 2006.

Kerr, Paul.  Russia Joins Diplomatic Push on Iran.  Arms Control Today 35:30-32 December 2005.
With U.S. and European support, Moscow made Iran a potentially face-saving offer tied to a resumption of negotiations.  The proposal would allow Iran to operate a uranium-conversion facility permanently if Tehran renounces the ability to enrich uranium on its own territory.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=958960671&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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Foreign Relations -- Japan


Internet Resource

Blagov, Sergei.  Russian Coast Guard Shoots Japanese Fisherman in Disputed Waters  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, August 18, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371403


Periodicals

Buszynski, Leszek.  Oil and Territory in Putin's Relations with China and Japan.  Pacific Review 19:287-303 September 2006.

Galeotti, Mark.  Moscow Dominates Russia-Japan Relations.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:52-53 October 2006.

Goldstein, Lyle and Kozyrev, Vitaly.  China, Japan and the Scramble for Siberia.  Survival 48:163-177 Spring 2006.
For almost two decades, Russia has been a non-factor in the East Asian balance of power.  This situation is about to change dramatically.  The tapping of Siberia's massive energy wealth, both oil and gas, will raise Russia's profile in the region significantly.

Ouimet, Matthew J.  The Stalemate North of Hokkaido.  SAIS Review 26:93-108 Winter-Spring 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1048937151&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Williams, Brad.  Federal-Regional Relations in Russia and the Northern Territories Dispute:  The Rise and Demise of the "Sakhalin Factor."  Pacific Review 19:263-285 September 2006.
Examines the "Sakhalin factor" in the Russo-Japanese territorial dispute, and argues that Putin's federal reforms have led to a substantial shift in the balance of power in federal-regional relations in Russia.  This has diminished Sakhalin's authority over the South Kuril Islands and emboldened Putin to offer territorial concessions to Japan.

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Foreign Relations -- Koreas


Books

Ha, Yong-Chool and Shin, Beom-Shik.  Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2006.  39 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB747.pdf
Book call no.:  327.17470947 H111r

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2006.  390 p.
Chapter V:  Putin's New Security Policy:  "A Strong Russia", pp 199-249.
Russia's Military Posture and Diplomatic Changes in Northeast Asia, pp 239-249.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2006

Szalontai, Balazs.  Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era:  Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005.  343 p.
Book call no.:  327.5193047 S996k


Periodicals

Hong, Wan-Suk.  Issues and Prospects Regarding Korea-Russia Cooperation.  Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 18:5-23 Summer 2006.

Moltz, James Clay.  U. S. - Russian Relations and the North Korean Crisis:  A Role for the Russian Far East?  Asian Survey 45:722-735 September-October 2005.
Because of its energy reserves and long history of economic links with North Korea, the Russian Far East could provide useful incentives needed to help convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.  For this reason, the United States should begin crafting a regionally based strategy that includes Russia.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=929490371&sid=2&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

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Foreign Relations -- Latin America


Internet Resources

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Caracas Gets Recycled Russian Weapons to Repel Alleged U. S. Plan to Attack Venezuela.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, July 31, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371330


Periodicals

Katz, Mark N.  Russia's Long Reach:  The Putin-Chavez Partnership.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:3-9 July-August 2006.
Under Putin, Russia's ties to Venezuela have grown notably warmer, while its relations with Cuba have cooled.  This article discusses the evolution of Russian-Venezuelan relations under Putin and Chavez, and analyzes the prospects for continued close cooperation between them.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21639790&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Sizonenko, A.  Latin America:  A Fixture in Russian Diplomacy.  International Affairs (Moscow) 53, no. 1:117-131 2007.

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Foreign Relations -- Middle East


Internet Resource

Baev, Pavel.  Moscow Quietly Raises Its Game in the Middle East.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, July 31, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371329


Books

Blank, Stephen.  Russia and the US in the Middle East:  Policies and Contexts.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2006.  6 p.
Russian policy in the Middle East is increasingly driven by a determination to check American power and influence there.  This determination is equally driven by a fierce desire for global power status and recognition.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/06%2827%29SB.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47073 B642r

Smith, Mark A.  The Russia-Hamas Dialogue, and the Israeli Parliamentary Elections.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2006.  6 p.
The desire to pursue a closer relationship with Hamas underlines many of the ambiguities and conflicting interests in Russia's Middle Eastern policy. Russia, on the one hand, wants to have a cordial cooperative relationship with both Israel and the US, yet on the other hand desires cooperation with Hamas, Iran and Syria.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/06(24)MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.4705694 C655r


Periodicals

The Bear Is Happy to Be Back:  Russia and the Middle East.  Economist 382:45 February 10, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24011292&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blanche, Ed.  Claws of the Bear.  Middle East No. 377:6-10 April 2007 .
Reports on increased Russian military interests in the Middle East, in the wake of the Vladimir Putin's recent visit to Saudi Arabia.  Analyzes the various arms deals and agreements that have resurged between Russia and the Middle East, Syria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Yemen.

Khrestin, Igor and Elliott, John.  Russia and the Middle East.  Middle East Quarterly 14:21-27 Winter 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23396988&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Suponina, Yelena and Dubnov, Arkady.  From One Conflict to Another.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 58:20 January 17, 2007.
Russia is continuing to take advantage of U. S. setbacks in the Middle East to invigorate its own role in the region.

Vatanka, Alex and Weitz, Richard.  Russian Roulette:  Moscow Seeks Influence Through Arms Exports.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:36-41 January 2007.
The Kremlin hopes to increase its influence in energy-rich regions in Africa and the Middle East by offering military export and debt-relief packages.

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Foreign Relations -- North Atlantic Treaty Organization


Internet Resources

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Putin Cancels CFE until NATO Countries Properly "Adhere" to Its Provisions.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, May 2, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372138

North Atlantic Treaty Organization,  compiled by Stephen Chun.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center, September 2006.  (Bibliography series).
Available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/bibs/nato2006.htm#rus
See section on NATO's relations with Russia.


Books

Forsberg, Tuomas and Herd, Graeme P.  Divided West:  European Security and the Transatlantic Relationship.  Malden, MA, Blackwell Publishing, 2006.  186 p.  (Chatham House papers)
Chapter 7:  "Periphery Europe":  Russia and Transatlantic Security, pp 104-120. Examines Russia's relationship with NATO and the European Union.
Book call no.:  355.031094 F732d

Hendrickson, Gordon B.  The Future of NATO-Russian Relations:  Or How to Dance with a Bear and Not Get Mauled.  Maxwell AFB, AL, Air University Press, July 2006.  59 p.  (Walker paper, no. 6)
Analyzes Russia’s historic territorial anxiety and how this affects the way it perceives NATO’s eastern movement.  Despite several examples of effectively working together, both in exercises and in actual operations in the Balkans, the NATO-Russian relationship is haunted by old feelings of distrust.  Author proposes several steps the alliance can take to ease Russia’s concerns and continue to effectively keep the relationship moving forward.
Also available online at:  http://www.au.af.mil/au/aul/aupress/Walker_Papers/Hendrickson/WP6%20-%20Hendrickson.pdf
Book call no.:  355.031091821 H498f

Michta, Andrew A.  The Limits of Alliance:  The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.  161 p.
Chapter 4:  The Northeastern Littoral:  Russia and the Baltic States.  Surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of the declining NATO and the emerging European Security and Defense Policy, and examines the continued viability of alignments inherited from the Cold War era.
Book call no.:  327.7304 M625L

Smith, Martin A.  Russia and NATO since 1991:  From Cold War Through Cold Peace to Partnership?  New York, Routledge, 2006.  163 p.
Book call no.:  355.031 S655r

Weitz, Richard.  Revitalising US - Russian Security Cooperation:  Practical Measures.  New York, Routledge, 2005.  104 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 377)
Chapters include:  US-Russian threat reduction programmes; Furthering Russian-US defence cooperation; Strengthening NATO-Russian ties; Towards better Russia-US security relations.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a No. 377


Periodicals

Chivers, C. J. and Landler, Mark.  Putin to Suspend Pact with NATO.  New York Times 156:A1-A6 April 27, 2007.
Vladimir Putin has announced Russia will cease compliance with a conventional arms treaty in Europe, further souring its relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).  The announcement also addresses Russia's anger over a proposed U.S. missile defense system in Europe.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1260986861&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cross, Sharyl.  Russia's Relationship with the United States/NATO in the US-Led Global War on Terrorism.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:175-192 June 2006.
Defines the variables likely to influence whether Russia progresses as an integrated member of the Euro-Atlantic community and security partner with the United States and NATO or, alternatively, as a competitor or spoiler for the US and its allies in advancing the GWOT security agenda.

No Divide, No Rule.  Economist 383:12-13 May 19, 2007.
Russia has complained that the United States and other NATO countries have patronized its government regarding human rights issues as well as proposed U.S. missile defense installations.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25124470&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Surrounding Russia.  Economist 379:57-58 June 17, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21213531&site=ehost-live

White, Stephen and others.  NATO:  The View from the East.  European Security 15:165-190 June 2006.
Relations between NATO and Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have placed more emphasis on cooperation than confrontation since the end of the Cold War.  On the evidence of national surveys, NATO continues to be seen as a major threat, but in Russia and Ukraine it comes behind the U. S.

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Foreign Relations -- United States


Internet Resources

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  New Russian Missiles May Reveal Intent of East-West Partnership.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 1, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372202

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russia Still Sees West as Primary Enemy.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 6, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372210
The Russian military continues to prepare to fight the West and performs major military exercises simulating such encounters.


Books

Allen, Michael E.  The Gulag Study.  5th ed.  Washington, Joint Commission Support Directorate, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office, [2005].  90 p.
The Gulag Study is a compilation of reports asserting that U.S. servicemen were held in Soviet camps and prisons.  It draws upon accounts from varied sources, many of whom claim to have been incarcerated in the Soviet Gulag system.  This study was originally prepared as a working document by the U.S. side of the U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POW/MIAs, and was released to the public in February 2001.  Also see Gulag Study website:  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/sovietunion/gulag_study.htm
Also available online at:  http://www.dtic.mil/dpmo/sovietunion/Gulagrevised5v2.pdf
Book call no.:  365.45 A427g

The Americanization of Europe:  Culture, Diplomacy, and Anti-Americanism after 1945, edited by Alexander Stephan.  New York, Berghahn Books, 2006.  432 p.
Explores the role American culture and anti-Americanism play in eleven representative European countries.  See "From Cold War to Wary Peace:  American Culture in the USSR", by Marsha Siefert, pp 185-217.
Book call no.:  303.4824073 A512

Edwards, John and Kemp, Jack.  Russia's Wrong Direction:  What the United States Can and Should Do.  New York, Council on Foreign Relations, 2006.  82 p.  (Independent task force report, no. 57)
Also available online at:  http://www.cfr.org/content/publications/attachments/Russia_TaskForce.pdf
Book call no.:  327.73047 R969

Globalization and Conflict:  National Security in a "New" Strategic Era, edited by Robert G. Patman.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  266 p.
Chapter 8:  Globalization and the "New Wars":  The Case of Chechnya, by Jim Headley, pp 151-167.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037256.html
Book call no.:  355.033 G5621

Kipp, Jacob W. and others.  Lessons and Conclusions on the Execution of IFOR Operations and Prospects for a Future Combined Security System:  The Peace and Stability of Europe after IFOR.  Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Foreign Military Studies Office, Center for Army Lessons Learned, 2000.  120 p.
This joint US/Russian research project of the Foreign Military Studies Office, Center for Army Lessons Learned, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and the Center for Military-Strategic Studies, General Staff of the Armed Forces, Moscow, assesses the peace operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, conducted by the IFOR multi-national forces under NATO leadership.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA434985
Book call no.:  355.357 L641

LaFeber, Walter.  America, Russia, and the Cold War.  New York, McGraw-Hill , 2008.  476 p.
Book call no.:  327.73047 L162a 2008

Maclean, George A.  Clinton's Foreign Policy in Russia:  From Deterrence and Isolation to Democratization and Engagement.  Burlington, VT, Ashgate, 2006.  162 p.
Book call no.:  327.7304709 M163c

Michta, Andrew A.  The Limits of Alliance:  The United States, NATO, and the EU in North and Central Europe.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.  161 p.
Chapter 4:  The Northeastern Littoral:  Russia and the Baltic States. Surveys the security policies of the states in North and Central Europe in the context of the declining NATO and the emerging European Security and Defense Policy, and examines the continued viability of alignments inherited from the Cold War era.
Book call no.:  327.7304 M625L

No More States?  Globalization, National Self-Determination, and Terrorism, edited by Richard N. Rosecrance and Arthur A. Stein.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.  308 p.
Chapter 6:  Globalization, Terrorism, and the U. S. Relationship with Russia, by Graham Allison, pp 95-110.
Chapter 8:  The Failure of Chechen Separatism, by John Reppert and Alexei Shevchenko, pp 131-143.
Book call no.:  320.1 N739

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations, edited by Roland Dannreuther and John Peterson.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  262 p.
Chapter 7:  Security Strategy and the "Russia Problem", by Luke March, pp 97-114. Identifies the basic security premises underlying the Europe-United States-Russia triangle, in particular analyzing the interests and values that underpin the notion of strategic partnership.  Also looks at the Russian perspective, seeking to analyze Russia's general points of agreement and divergence with EU security agendas.
Book call no.:  355.03351821 S446

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  U. S. Policy Toward Russia.  Hearing.  109th Congress, 1st session, June 21, 2005, Washington, GPO,  50 p.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS67484
Book call no.:  327.73047 U581ud

Watching the Bear:  Essays on CIA's Analysis of the Soviet Union, edited by Gerald K. Haines and Robert E. Leggett.  Langley, VA, Center for the Study of Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, 2003.  290 p.
The CIA has released over 80,000 pages of declassified materials relating to its role in providing intelligence to US policymakers on the Soviet Union. Several well-known scholars were asked to review these and earlier released materials and to critique the CIA's analysis.  This volume is the result of that effort.
Also available online at:  http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO/LPS43697
Book call no.:  327.1273047 C748w

Weitz, Richard.  Revitalising US - Russian Security Cooperation:  Practical Measures.  New York, Routledge, 2005.  104 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 377)
Chapters include:  US-Russian threat reduction programmes; Furthering Russian-US defence cooperation; Strengthening NATO-Russian ties; Towards better Russia-US security relations.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a No. 377

Wheeler, Michael O.  International Security Negotiations:  Lessons Learned from Negotiating with the Russians on Nuclear Arms.  Colorado Springs, CO, Institute for National Security Studies, USAF Academy, February 2006.  100 p.  (INSS Occasional Paper, 62)
A history and analysis of over 70 years of diplomatic context and security negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia, focused on national security and specifically nuclear arms.
Also available online at:  http://www.usafa.af.mil/df/inss/OCP/ocp62.pdf
Book call no.:  327.1747 W563i


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Non-Material Cost of Bandwagoning:  The Yugoslav Crisis and the Transformation of Russian Security Policy.  Contemporary Security Policy 27:258-281 August 2006.
Examines the nexus between the US, Russia, and Yugoslavia during the early 1990s.  Russia's initial pro-Western foreign policy gave way to a new grand strategy emphasizing Russia's great power status and the independence of its foreign policy.

The Big Chill:  Russia and the West.  Economist 383:42 May 19, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1273258921&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Brzezinski, Zbigniew.  How to Avoid a New Cold War.  Time 169:44 June 18, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25345821&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Chang, Gordon G.  How China and Russia Threaten the World.  Commentary 123:24-29 June 2007.
Argues that Russia and China are undermining U.S. interests and destabilizing world order by aiding the proliferation of nuclear technologies to countries like North Korea and Iran.  Discusses Russia's transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, and criticizes the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement".
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25188278&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Nuclear Force Reductions, Missile Defenses, and U.S.-Russian Relations:  Managing Contextual Complexity.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:469-487 September 2006.
Changing technologies and geopolitical alignments, together with the spread of nuclear weapons outside of Europe, have created a more complex template for the pursuit of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control.  The analysis considers a variety of Russian and U.S. post-Moscow Treaty forces and their interactive stability with, or without, missile defenses in the mix.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Party in Peril?  The Continuing Vitality of Russian-US Strategic Nuclear Deterrence.  Contemporary Security Policy 27:417-434 December 2006.
Missile defences, already deployed by the US and possibly appealing to others, may further complicate the stabilisation of Russian-American nuclear security relations and the containment of nuclear arms races in Asia.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Strategic Reassurance in a Proliferation-Permissive World:  American and Russian Options.  Defense & Security Analysis 22:221-239 September 2006.
Author stresses that "a favorable political climate between Washington and Moscow creates a permissive military-technical environment for force modernization that is compatible with strategic reassurance instead of provocative arms races." He argues that the problem of nuclear proliferation in Asia or elsewhere cannot be contained without American and Russian cooperation and leadership.

Cross, Sharyl.  Russia's Relationship with the United States/NATO in the US-Led Global War on Terrorism.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:175-192 June 2006.
Defines the variables likely to influence whether Russia progresses as an integrated member of the Euro-Atlantic community and security partner with the United States and NATO or, alternatively, as a competitor or spoiler for the US and its allies in advancing the GWOT security agenda.

Dibb, Paul.  The Bear Is Back.  American Interest 2:78-85 November-December 2006.
Includes a chart, Population of Russia, 1950-2030 (projected). Author asserts that a renewed Russia "will be strong, assertive and probably increasingly undemocratic.  Its human rights record will not be pleasant, and it will definitely not be a consistent or reliable partner of the West."

Galeotti, Mark.  Breaking Loose?  Russia Flexes Muscles as US Moves In.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:42-45 April 2007.
Russia's chief of general staff has threatened that Moscow could withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty.  Article explores the state of Russia's nuclear forces and the prospects for such a step.

Hart, Gary.  Don't Lose Russia.  National Interest No. 88:23-25 March-April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24605045&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Jones, Christopher.  The Axis of Non-Proliferation.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:3-16 March-April 2006.
Despite their own intense competition in nuclear weapons during the cold war, the US and the Soviet Union worked together as de facto partners to encourage nuclear-capable states in several regions to forgo the development and deployment of the weapons of mass destruction within their reach.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20302167&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kendall, Bridget.  Russia:  The Beggar Becomes the Belligerent.  New Statesman 136:22-24 June 11, 2007.
Now that Russia is stronger economically and geostrategically, it resents being taken advantage of.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1288302801&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

McFaul, Michael.  Liberal Is as Liberal Does.  American Interest 2:83-89 March-April 2007.
Author feels that "even while working closely with Putin on matters of mutual interest, Western leaders must recommit to the objective of creating the conditions for a democratic leader to emerge in the long term.

Menon, Rajan and Motyl, Alexander J.  The Myth of Russian Resurgence.  American Interest 2:96-101 March-April 2007.

Moltz, James Clay.  U. S. - Russian Relations and the North Korean Crisis:  A Role for the Russian Far East?  Asian Survey 45:722-735 September-October 2005.
Because of its energy reserves and long history of economic links with North Korea, the Russian Far East could provide useful incentives needed to help convince Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program.  For this reason, the United States should begin crafting a regionally based strategy that includes Russia.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=929490371&sid=2&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Monaghan, Andrew.  ‘Calmly Critical’:  Evolving Russian Views of US Hegemony.  Journal of Strategic Studies 29:987-1013 December 2006.
Russia has consistently opposed US hegemony since the early 1990s. Until recently, Russia's resources have been very limited, and Russian policy was largely reactive – and non-confrontational. However, the failure of the Russia-US relationship to develop practically has highlighted negative views of US hegemony, and the greater wealth generated through high energy prices is supporting an increasingly active Russian policy.

Peng, Yuan.  U. S. Strategy Toward Russia.  Contemporary International Relations 16:1-18 January 2006.

Pushkov, Alexey.  Missed Connections.  National Interest No. 89:52-57 May-June 2007.
Asks the question:  "How did we move from celebrating the start of a new U. S.-Russia strategic partnership to being on the verge of a new political confrontation?"
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25143513&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ragsdale, Hugh and Stephan, Paul.  Don't Feed the Bear.  American Interest 2:90-95 March-April 2007.

Rywkin, Michael.  Putin's Russia:  Neither Friend Nor Foe.  American Foreign Policy Interests 29:37-44 January-February 2007.
Article uses the term "managed democracy" to describe the political system that has evolved under Vladimir Putin in Russia.  The contradiction inherent in that term is apparent in Russia's foreign policy.

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Imitation Russia.  American Interest 2:67-77 November-December 2006.
Examines the extent to which Russia's inclination to defy the West springs from Western policy, as opposed to internal Russian pyscho-historical and structural political dynamics.

Trenin, Dmitri.  Russia Redefines Itself and Its Relations with the West.  Washington Quarterly 30:95-105 Spring 2007.
Author argues that Russia does not crave world domination, and its leaders do not dream of restoring the Soviet Union, but they do plan to rebuild Russia as a great power with global reach, organized as a supercorporation.

Tsygankov, Andrei P.  Projecting Confidence, Not Fear:  Russia's Post-Imperial Assertiveness.  Orbis 50:677-690 Fall 2006.
Argues that the primary drivers in Russia's foreign policy are domestic -- new economic confidence, new soft power, and remaining security vulnerabilities.  Author feels that the US should follow a policy of pragmatic substantive engagement, rather than neo-containment, toward Russia.

Tymoshenko, Yuliya.  Containing Russia.  Foreign Affairs 86:69-82 May-June 2007.
Author warns that Russia is trying to recapture great-power status at the expense of its neighbors, and argues that Europe and the U. S. should counter with a strong response.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24764722&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Wallander, Celeste A.  Suspended Animation:  The US and Russia after the G-8.  Current History 105:315-320 October 2006.

White, Stephen and others.  NATO:  The View from the East.  European Security 15:165-190 June 2006.
Relations between NATO and Russia, Ukraine and Belarus have placed more emphasis on cooperation than confrontation since the end of the Cold War.  On the evidence of national surveys, NATO continues to be seen as a major threat, but in Russia and Ukraine it comes behind the U. S.

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History


Books

The Barbarization of Warfare, edited by George Kassimeris.  New York, New York University Press, 2006.  321 p.
Something to Die For, A Lot to Kill For:  The Soviet System and the Barbarization of Warfare, 1939-1945, by Amir Weiner, pp 101-125.
Book call no.:  355.02 B229

Bartlett, Roger.  A History of Russia.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.  321 p.
Book call no.:  947 B291h

Baumann, R. F.  Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan.  Stirling, VA, Military Press, 2001.  112 p.
Book call no.:  947.08 B347r 2001

Ellison, Herbert J.  Boris Yeltsin and Russia's Democratic Transformation.  Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2006.  313 p.
Book call no.:  947.086092 E47b

Fuller, William C. Jr.  The Foe Within:  Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006.  286 p.
Book call no.:  940.347 F969f

Hosking, Geoffrey.  Rulers and Victims:  The Russians in the Soviet Union.  Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.  484 p.
Analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity, beginning with the impact of the Bolshevik Revolution and civil war.  Discusses the severe dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the dramatic effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; the separation of "Russian" and "Soviet" culture; leadership and the cult of personality; and the importance of technology in the Soviet worldview.
Book call no.:  305.800947 H826r

Longworth, Philip.  Russia:  The Once and Future Empire from Pre-History to Putin.  New York, St. Martin's Press, 2005.  398 p.
Book call no.:  947 L859r

MacQueen, Norrie.  Peacekeeping and the International System.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  286 p.
Chapter 8:  The Break-up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union:  Peacekeeping and the End of the Multinational State, pp 159-179.
Book call no.:  341.584 M1731p

Merridale, Catherine.  Ivan's War:  Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945.  New York, Metropolitan Books, 2006.  462 p.
Drawing on previously closed military and secret police archives, interviews with veterans, and private letters and diaries, Merridale presents the first comprehensive history of the Red Army rank and file, revealing the singular mixture of courage, patriotism, anger, and fear that made it possible for these underfed, badly led troops to defeat the Nazi army.
Book call no.:  940.54217 M568i 2006

National Identity in Russian Culture, edited by Simon Franklin and Emma Widdis.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004.  240 p.
Explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present day.
Table of contents available at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam041/2003068743.html
Book call no.:  305.80947 N277

Norris, Stephen M.  A War of Images:  Russian Popular Prints, Wartime Culture, and National Identity, 1812-1945.  DeKalb, IL, Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.  277 p.
Book call no.:  769.947 N859w

Palmer, Scott W.  Dictatorship of the Air:  Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  307 p.
Explores the story behind twentieth-century Russia's quest for aviation prominence, and addresses the question:  'What is 'Russian' about Russian aviation?'  From the 1909 arrival of machine-powered flight in the 'land of the tsars' to the USSR's victory over Hitler in 1945, the author describes why the airplane became the pre-eminent symbol of industrial progress and international power for generations of Russian statesmen and citizens.
A table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip067/2006002826.html
Book call no.:  629.1300947 P176d

Paxton, John.  Leaders of Russia and the Soviet Union:  From the Romanov Dynasty to Vladimir Putin.  New York, Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004.  254 p.
Brief biographies of thirty Russian and Soviet leaders.
Book call no.:  947.0099 P342L

Pijl, Kies van der.  Global Rivalries from the Cold War to Iraq.  Ann Arbor, MI, Pluto Press, 2006.  459 p.
Chapter 7:  The Rapallo Syndrom and the Demise of the Soviet Union, pp 216-255.
Book call no.:  327.0904 P634g

Ponting, Clive.  The Crimean War:  The Truth Behind the Myth.  London, Chatto and Windus, 2004.  379 p.
Table of contents online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy045/2004401578.html

Pringle, Robert W.  Historical Dictionary of Russian and Soviet Intelligence.  Lanham, MD, Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2006.  364 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0611/2006010486.html
Book call no.:  327.1247 P957h

Reese, Roger R.  Red Commanders:  A Social History of the Soviet Army Officer Corps, 1918-1991.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2005.  315 p.
Reese shows that by rejecting the Western bourgeois model of military professionalism the state greatly limited its officer corps' ability to develop a more effective military.  While a sense of group identity emerged among officers after World War II, it quickly lost relevance in the face of postwar challenges, especially the war in Afghanistan, which underscored fatal flaws in command leadership.
Book call no.:  306.27 R329r

Reforming the Tsar's Army:  Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to the Revolution, edited by David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye and Bruce W. Menning.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press , 2004.  362 p.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam032/2003048989.html
Book call no.:  355.30947 R332

The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, edited by Laurie Stoff.  Farmington Hills, MI, Greenhaven Press, 2006.  192 p.  (Opposing Viewpoints in World History series)
A brief introduction to the history of the Soviet Union is followed by four chapters on topics relating to different chronological periods.  Each one includes from four to six viewpoints preceded by a summary of background information.
Book call no.:  947.084 R5951

Romanov, D. A.  Fire at Sea:  The Tragedy of the Soviet Submarine Komsomolets, edited by K. J. Moore and translated by Jonathan E. Acus.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2006.  266 p.
Abstract:  "On April 7, 1989, the Soviet nuclear submarine Komsomolets caught fire and sank while on its first patrol.  The Soviet Navy claimed that numerous technical imperfections permitted by the vessel’s designers and shipbuilders caused the accident, and they found no fault in the crew’s behavior or training.  Buoyed by Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost, however, dissident voices rose to challenge this official view.  The resulting controversy ruined careers, destroyed personal and professional relationships, and divided a proud service."
Book call no.:  910.916324 R759f

Sakwa, Richard.  Soviet Politics in Perspective.  2nd ed.  New York, Routledge, 1998.  355 p.
A new edition of Sakwa's "Soviet Politics:  An Introduction", this book is divided into five parts, which focus on key aspects of Soviet-era political history.
Book call no.:  947.084 S158s 1998

Slepyan, Kenneth.  Stalin's Guerrillas:  Soviet Partisans in World War II.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2006.  409 p.
Book call no.:  940.548647 S632s

Stone, David R.  A Military History of Russia:  From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2006.  259 p.
Book call no.:  355.00947 S877m

Taylor, Brian D.  Politics and the Russian Army:  Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.  355 p.
Discusses every case of actual or potential military intervention in Russian politics from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin.  Analyzes the army’s behavior during the political revolutions that marked the beginning and end of the twentieth century, two periods when the military was, uncharacteristically, heavily involved in domestic politics.  The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam031/2002067688.html
Book call no.:  322.50947 T238p

Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes in Europe:  Legacies and Lessons from the Twentieth Century, edited by Jerzy W. Borejsza and Klaus Ziemer.  New York, Berghahn Books, 2006.  607 p.
Based on a conference organized by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the German Historical Institute, Warsaw, held in September 2000.
Chapter 30 - The Communist Past in Post-communist Russia, by Alexei Miller, pp 516-524.
Chapter 33 - Stalin in Soviet and Russian History Textbooks from the 1930s to the 1990s, by Arkady B. Tsfasman, pp 556-568.
Book call no.:  320.53094 T717


Periodicals

Ellis, Frank.  Dulag-205:  The German Army's Death Camp for Soviet Prisoners at Stalingrad.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:123-148 March 2006.

Mendelson, Sarah E. and Gerber, Theodore P.  Failing the Stalin Test.  Foreign Affairs 85:2-8 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=979177611&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Nordling, Carl O.  Did Stalin Deliver His Alleged Speech of 19 August 1939?  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:93-106 March 2006.
In November 1939 a Swiss journal published a speech purportedly given by Stalin but disclaimed by him.  The speech explains why the Soviet Union should profit from concluding a friendship pact with Nazi Germany.

Riabushkin, D. S.  What They Fought with on Damanskii Island.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:149-166 March 2006.
Examines the features and combat employment of various weapons used by the Soviets and Chinese during the 1969 border conflict.

Schneider, James J.  The Cobra and the Mongoose:  Soviet Defensive Doctrine During the Interwar Period and the Problem of Strategic Dislocation.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:57-66 March 2006.

Uhler, Walter C.  Once Again:  How the Cold War Ended and Why the Soviet Union Collapsed.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 18:505-524 July-September 2005.
This review essay discusses four books on the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Vourkoutiotis, Vasilis.  Foreign Contacts of the Red Navy, 1920-1923.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:83-91 March 2006.

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Military Aspects


Internet Resources

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  New Russian Missiles May Reveal Intent of East-West Partnership.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 1, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372202

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Putin's Order to Create Mountain Troops Results in Competing, Haphazard Forces.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 28, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372052

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Recruiting Professional Sergeants Russian-Style.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, May 23, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372181

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russia Launches New Strategic Submarine.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 18, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372106

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russia Still Sees West as Primary Enemy.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 6, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372210
The Russian military continues to prepare to fight the West and performs major military exercises simulating such encounters.

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russian Military Prepare to Counter U. S. Threat.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 1, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371955

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Russian Security Council Plans to Draft Military Doctrine.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 22, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372031

Giles, Keir.  Military Service in Russia:  No New Model Army.   Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, May 2007.  27 p.
Available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2818%29KG2.pdf

McDermott, Roger (Russian Military "Modernizing," Not Reforming -- Ivanov).  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 14, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371909
On February 7 Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov told the State Duma that Russia will re-arm its armed forces, offering 5 trillion rubles to develop new hardware rather than simply maintaining the armed forces.  The program will continue until 2015.


Books

Baumann, R. F.  Russian-Soviet Unconventional Wars in the Caucasus, Central Asia and Afghanistan.  Stirling, VA, Military Press, 2001.  112 p.
Book call no.:  947.08 B347r 2001

de Haas, Marcel.  Russian-Chinese Military Exercises and Their Wider Perspective:  Power Play in Central Asia.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom , October 2005.  9 p.
Although Russian-Chinese relations are intensifying, the alleged formation of a joint military command in Russia's Far East could prove that in due course fear of China could trigger Russia to draw back from China and to strengthen ties with the West.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05(51)MDH3.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0310947

Facon, Isabelle.  The Modernisation of the Russian Military:  The Ambitions & Ambiguities of Vladimir Putin.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2005.  14 p.
Book call no.:  355.6867 F142m

Giles, Keir.  Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?  Russia's Military Plans versus Demographic Reality.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom , October 2006.  23 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06%2847%29KG.pdf
Book call no.:  355.22363 G472w

Herspring, Dale R.  The Kremlin & the High Command:  Presidential Impact on the Russian Military from Gorbachev to Putin.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2006.  242 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024232.html
Book call no.:  322.50947 H572k

Isakova, Irina.  Russian Defense Reform:  Current Trends.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, November 2006.  67 p.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA459933
Book call no.:  355.30947 I74r

Kipp, Jacob W. and others.  Lessons and Conclusions on the Execution of IFOR Operations and Prospects for a Future Combined Security System:  The Peace and Stability of Europe after IFOR.  Ft. Leavenworth, KS, Foreign Military Studies Office, Center for Army Lessons Learned, 2000.  120 p.
This joint US/Russian research project of the Foreign Military Studies Office, Center for Army Lessons Learned, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and the Center for Military-Strategic Studies, General Staff of the Armed Forces, Moscow, assesses the peace operation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, conducted by the IFOR multi-national forces under NATO leadership.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA434985
Book call no.:  355.357 L641

Main, Steven J.  The Bear, the Peacock, the Eagle, the Sturgeon and the Black, Black Oil:  Contemporary Regional Power Politics in the Caspian Sea.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2005.  25 p.
The Caspian Sea region is vital for Russia and one which it cannot afford to lose, or where its influence cannot be allowed to be challenged without resistance.  Compared to the other military forces in the area, Russia's Caspian Flotilla is a significant strategic asset, which helps Russia maintain its influence also in the wider Black Sea-Caucasus-Central Asian sphere.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/05(67)SM.pdf
Book call no.:  355.0330475 M224b

Military and Society in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by Stephen L. Webber and Jennifer G. Mathers.  New York, Palgrave, 2006.  276 p.
Part 1:  Military as Symbol, Image and Text.
Part 2:  The pPolitical and Economic Interfaces with the Military Sphere.
Part 3:  Citizenship, Identity and the Challenges of the Society-military Relationship.
Book call no.:  306.270947 M644

Plater-Zyberk, Henry.  Russia's Special Forces.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2005.  13 p.
The proliferation of special forces units in Russia "requires a guided tour through her anti-terrorist mechanisms, especially for those who may seek cooperation with Moscow in the future."  Russian special forces may be tasked with missions which would be found highly controversial by liberal democracies, whose struggle with terrorists is often regarded by Moscow as half-hearted and hypocritical.
Also available online at: http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05%2850%29-HPZ.pdf
Book call no.:  356.160947 P716r

Reese, Roger R.  Red Commanders:  A Social History of the Soviet Army Officer Corps, 1918-1991.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2005.  315 p.
Reese shows that by rejecting the Western bourgeois model of military professionalism the state greatly limited its officer corps' ability to develop a more effective military.  While a sense of group identity emerged among officers after World War II, it quickly lost relevance in the face of postwar challenges, especially the war in Afghanistan, which underscored fatal flaws in command leadership.
Book call no.:  306.27 R329r

Romanov, D. A.  Fire at Sea:  The Tragedy of the Soviet Submarine Komsomolets, edited by K. J. Moore and translated by Jonathan E. Acus.  Washington, Potomac Books, 2006.  266 p.
Abstract:  "On April 7, 1989, the Soviet nuclear submarine Komsomolets caught fire and sank while on its first patrol.  The Soviet Navy claimed that numerous technical imperfections permitted by the vessel’s designers and shipbuilders caused the accident, and they found no fault in the crew’s behavior or training.  Buoyed by Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost, however, dissident voices rose to challenge this official view.  The resulting controversy ruined careers, destroyed personal and professional relationships, and divided a proud service."
Book call no.:  910.916324 R759f

Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies.  Royal United Services Institute Defence Systems.  London, Method Publishing, 2004.  104 p.
Russia's Defence and Aerospace Industries and the New Era of Nationalisation, by Guy Anderson, pp 70-73.
Book call no.:  355.8 W927 v.9 no. 3 2006/2007 Winter/Spring

Russia's Arms (Oruzhie Rossii).  New York, Zigzag Venture Group, 2006-2007.  1014 p.
Photographs and descriptions of the equipment and armament of Russian ground forces, air force, and navy, in both Russian and English.
Book call no.:  R 623.40947 O78

Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, edited by Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehrhart.  New York, United Nations University Press, 2005.  329 p.
The Use of Russia's Security Structures in the Post-Conflict Environment, by Ekaterina A. Stepanova, pp 133-155.
Book call no.:  327.172 S4461

Stone, David R.  A Military History of Russia:  From Ivan the Terrible to the War in Chechnya.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2006.  259 p.
Book call no.:  355.00947 S877m

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2006.  390 p.
Chapter V:  Putin's New Security Policy:  "A Strong Russia", pp 199-249.
Russia's Military Posture and Diplomatic Changes in Northeast Asia, pp 239-249.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2006

Taylor, Brian D.  Politics and the Russian Army:  Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.  355 p.
Discusses every case of actual or potential military intervention in Russian politics from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin.  Analyzes the army’s behavior during the political revolutions that marked the beginning and end of the twentieth century, two periods when the military was, uncharacteristically, heavily involved in domestic politics.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam031/2002067688.html
Book call no.:  322.50947 T238p

Turbiville, Graham H. Jr.  Logistic Support and Insurgency:  Guerrilla Sustainment and Applied Lessons of Soviet Insurgent Warfare:  Why It Should Still Be Studied.  Hurlburt Field, FL, Joint Special Operations University Press, 2005.  39 p.  (JSOU Report 05-4)
Discusses logistics and sustainment of guerrillas operating in the Soviet Union behind German lines during World War II.  The author posits a high correlation between Soviet planners' studies of Soviet partisan operations in WW II and how the USSR sponsored and supported insurgencies throughout the Cold War period.
Book call no.:  355.411 T931L


Periodicals

Barrie, Douglas.  Glaring at Red Rockets.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 165:39+ October 16, 2006.
Russian defense minister Sergei Ivanov has publicly chastised air-sector guided-weapons manufacturers over program delays.  While he did not identify specific systems, there are several tactical weapons languishing in development.  The sluggish pace of development not only has implications for the Russian air force but also threatens the competitiveness of the country's guided-weapons manufacturers in the export arena.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1148626911&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Blank, Stephen.  Russia's Project 2008:  Reforming the Military and Preparing a Coup.  World Affairs 169:65-79 Fall 2006.
Today at least two major crises threaten Russia's internal stability and security.  The first threat is the continuation of the Chechen war that, since 2004, has spread into the North Caucasus.  The extension of this war places the entire region of the North Caucasus at risk for an unending, long-term terrorist insurgency.  Close examination of developments in reforming the force structure of Russia's multiple armed forces since 2002-2003, when practical application of such reforms began, indicates Chechnya's impact on those changes in force structure.  The second is the succession to Putin.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1158486331&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russia and Missile Defenses.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:1-24 March 2006.

Dmitriyev, Sergei.  Russia Upgrades Its Air Power.  Moscow News No. 2:9 Jan 16-Jan 22, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=987709271&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Finn, Peter.  Russia Revisits Issue of Conscript Abuse.  Washington Post, p. A19, Feb 1, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=979111481&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Herspring, Dale R.  Putin and the Re-Emergence of the Russian Military.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:17-27 January-February 2007.
Includes a chart:  Russian Defense Spending, 1999-2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24519731&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Herspring, Dale R.  Undermining Combat Readiness in the Russian Military, 1992-2005.  Armed Forces & Society 32:513-531 July 2006.
Argues that under Boris Yeltsin, combat cohesion deteriorated to the point where the Russian military was not in a position to carry out combat operations, as demonstrated by the army's poor showing in the first Chechen war.  As a result, the military that Putin inherited was in shambles.  Author discusses Putin's efforts to rebuild the Russian army.

Ivanov, Henry.  Briefing:  Russian Defence Industry.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:23-27 January 10, 2007.

Komarov, Alexey.  Russian Renewal:  Modest Russian Air Force Ambition Bears Fruit.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 166:53 January 29, 2007.
The Russian air force is beginning to take delivery of new airframes as part of a realistic modernization plan which also sees upgrades to in-service aircraft.  By the end of 2006, the air force had received a few dozen upgraded combat aircraft and helicopters.  While modest, this figure is impressive considering that the previous decade had seen no renewal of the combat aircraft inventory.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1219257511&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Komarov, Alexey and Barrie, Douglas.  Russian Fifth-Generation Fighter to Be Delivered in 2012:  After a Decade of Disarray, the Russian Air Force Could Finally Have a Credible Fighter Program.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 166:23 April 23, 2007.
The first flight of the Sukhoi T-50, selected in 2002 to meet the air force's future fighter requirement (known by the Russian acronym PAK FA), is expected in 2009.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1270439771&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Komarov, Alexey and Barrie, Douglas.  Russian Roll Call.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 164:33 Jan 23, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=976455451&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Monaghan, Andrew.  Does Europe Exist as an Entity for Military Cooperation?  Evolving Russian Perspectives, 1991-2004.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 3:47-62 June 2004.

Myers, Steven Lee.  Hazing Trial Bares a Dark Side of Russian Military.  New York Times (Late Edition), p 1 August 13, 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1093741491&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

New Dawn for Russian Bombers.  Air Force Magazine 89:52-59 July 2006.
Chiefly pictorial.  Since the late 1990s, Moscow has conducted a slow but systematic restoration of its fleet of long-range Bears and Blackjacks.
Also available online at:  http://www.afa.org/magazine/July2006/0706russian.pdf

Rivenburgh, John D.  Breaking Ground in Russia.  Army 56:42-45 June 2006.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working with the Russian Federal Agency for Industry to build a chemical weapons destruction facility at Shchuch'ye, Russia.  The facility, which will cost approximately $1 billion to build, is expected to be operational in 2008.

Robinson, Colin.  Update on Russian Ground Troops.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:25-32 March 2006.

Szulc, Tomasz.  The Development of Soviet/Russian Submarines Weapons.  Military Technology 31, no. 4:115-120 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24845681&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Tirpak, John A.  Back to the Future Cold War.  Air Force Magazine 89:12 July 2006.
Russia's weakened military status will invite other countries--specifically, the United States--to push it around, so a new arms buildup is warranted, Russian President Vladimir Putin asserted in his seventh state-of-the-nation address on May 10.  The Russian military is moving away from conscription toward professional troops, and they will see better training, better housing and pay, and greater social prestige, Putin said.
Also available online at:  http://www.afa.org/magazine/July2006/0706watch.asp

Vendina, Olga, Belozerov, Vitaliy, and Gustafson, Andrew.  The Wars in Chechnya and Their Effects on Neighboring Regions.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48:178-201 March 2007.

Weir, Fred.  Russia Aims to Tighten Military Draft Law.  Christian Science Monitor 98:6 June 16, 2006.
A new bill aims to reduce the obligatory term of service from two years to one, while canceling about a third of all legal reasons for draft deferments, beginning in 2008.  Some experts say the new measures will solve little, and could hamper serious efforts to reform and professionalize the Soviet-era military behemoth.
Also available online at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21170926&site=ehost-live

Weir, Fred.  Russia Intensifies Efforts to Rebuild Its Military Machine; Its Burgeoning Military-Industrial Complex Is Increasingly Capable of Turning Out Cutting-Edge Weaponry -- and Selling It.  Christian Science Monitor, p 4, February 12, 2007.
Russian defense budgets have been soaring since Putin came to power, buoyed by a rising tide of petroleum income, and are set to jump by 23 percent in 2007 to a post-Soviet high of $32.4 billion.  Moscow does arms business with over 70 countries, including China, Iran, and Venezuela, and in 2006 exported $6 billion worth of arms.
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National Security


Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel K.  Moscow is Reminded that "War on Terror" Is Not Over.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, January 22, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2371825


Books

Blandy, C. W.  North Caucasus:  On the Brink of Far-Reaching Destabilisation.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2005.  17 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/05%2836%29-CWB.pdf
Book call no.:  947.52086 B642n

Dolnik, Adam.  Negotiating the Impossible?  The Beslan Hostage Crisis.  London, Royal United Services Institute, 2007.  45 p.  (Whitehall Report Series, 2-07)
Book call no.:  364.1540947 D665n

Globalization and Conflict:  National Security in a "New" Strategic Era, edited by Robert G. Patman.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  266 p.
Chapter 8:  Globalization and the "New Wars":  The Case of Chechnya, by Jim Headley, pp 151-167.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip065/2005037256.html
Book call no.:  355.033 G5621

Globalization and National Security, edited by Jonathan Kirshner.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  361 p.
Chapter 7:  Globalization and National Security after Empire:  The Former Soviet Space, by Alexander Cooley, pp 201-229. Argues that the fragmented organizational structures of postimperial states, especially in the security sphere, differ significantly from those of traditional states.
Book call no.:  355.033 G5623

Library of Congress.  Federal Research Division.  Involvement of Russian Organized Crime Syndicates, Criminal Elements in the Russian Military, and Regional Terrorist Groups in Narcotics Trafficking in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and Chechnya, by Glenn E. Curtis.  Washington, Federal Research Division, October 2002.  36 p.
Describes the current status of narcotics trafficking in four countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan), in the three former Soviet republics of the south Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), and in Chechnya.  Reveals the role of Russian organized crime and Central Asian terrorist organizations in narcotics trafficking in those areas, and describes the overall present structure of trafficking routes and organizations, insofar as these are known.
Also available online at:  http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/pdf-files/RussianOrgCrime.pdf
Book call no.:  364.1060947 C978i

MacQueen, Norrie.  Peacekeeping and the International System.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  286 p.
Chapter 8:  The Break-up of Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union:  Peacekeeping and the End of the Multinational State, pp 159-179.
Book call no.:  341.584 M1731p

Monaghan, Andrew.  Russian Perspectives of Russia-EU Security Relations.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2005.  17 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05(38)-AM.pdf
Book call no.:  327.4704 M751r

Plater-Zyberk, Henry.  Russia's Special Forces.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2005.  13 p.
The proliferation of special forces units in Russia "requires a guided tour through her anti-terrorist mechanisms, especially for those who may seek cooperation with Moscow in the future."  Russian special forces may be tasked with missions which would be found highly controversial by liberal democracies, whose struggle with terrorists is often regarded by Moscow as half-hearted and hypocritical.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/05(50)-HPZ.pdf
Book call no.:  356.160947 P716r

Security Sector Reform and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, edited by Albrecht Schnabel and Hans-Georg Ehrhart.  New York, United Nations University Press, 2005.  329 p.
The Use of Russia's Security Structures in the Post-Conflict Environment, by Ekaterina A. Stepanova, pp 133-155.
Book call no.:  327.172 S4461

Security Strategy and Transatlantic Relations, edited by Roland Dannreuther and John Peterson.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  262 p.
Chapter 7:  Security Strategy and the "Russia Problem", by Luke March, pp 97-114. Identifies the basic security premises underlying the Europe-United States-Russia triangle, in particular analyzing the interests and values that underpin the notion of strategic partnership.  Also looks at the Russian perspective, seeking to analyze Russia's general points of agreement and divergence with EU security agendas.
Book call no.:  355.03351821 S446

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2006.  390 p.
Chapter V:  Putin's New Security Policy:  "A Strong Russia", pp 199-249.
Russia's Military Posture and Diplomatic Changes in Northeast Asia, pp 239-249.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2006


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay:  HIV/AIDS and Russia's Great-Power Status.  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:1-23 January-March 2006.
Outlines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Russia, and the social, economic and military consequences of the pandemic.

Baev, Pavel K.  Putin's Counter-Terrorism:  The Parameters of a Strategic Dead-End.  Small Wars & Insurgencies 17:1-21 March 2006.

Blank, Stephen.  Russia's Project 2008:  Reforming the Military and Preparing a Coup.  World Affairs 169:65-79 Fall 2006.
Today at least two major crises threaten Russia's internal stability and security.  The first threat is the continuation of the Chechen war that, since 2004, has spread into the North Caucasus.  The extension of this war places the entire region of the North Caucasus at risk for an unending, long-term terrorist insurgency.  Close examination of developments in reforming the force structure of Russia's multiple armed forces since 2002-2003, when practical application of such reforms began, indicates Chechnya's impact on those changes in force structure.  The second is the succession to Putin.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1158486331&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russia and Missile Defenses.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:1-24 March 2006.

Galeotti, Mark.  Russia Facing a Serious Demographic Security Crisis.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:52-53 July 2006.

Galeotti, Mark.  Russia Grapples with Rising Racial Tensions.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:56-57 November 2006.

Gorenburg, Dmitry.  Russia Confronts Radical Islam.  Current History 105:334-340 October 2006.
Argues that abusive policies, more than foreign jihadists, are sparking the spread of Islamic extremism.

Rosefielde, Steven.  Turmoil in the Kremlin:  Sputtering Toward Fortress Russia.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:42-50 September-October 2006.
Vladimir Putin's control over Russia is surprisingly fragile, and many threats to it loom on the horizon.  Some of the most forceful criticism comes from Vitaly Shlykov, a retired Soviet GRU colonel, who recognizes that Russia is trapped in Muscovy and is prone to turmoil which bodes ill for general prosperity, national security, and global order.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24081175&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Russia's Move Toward Chechenisation.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 14-16  May 2006.

Saradzhyan, Simon and Abdullaev, Nabi.  Disrupting Escalation of Terror in Russia to Prevent Catastrophic Attacks.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 4:111-129 Spring 2005.

Tsypkin, Mikhail.  Russia's Failure.  Journal of Democracy 17:72-85 July 2006.
Argues that Russia's intelligence and security services have yet to make a transition to real democratic control, and remain infused with the authoritarian tendencies of their Soviet predecessors.
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Nuclear Aspects


Internet Resources

Podvig, Pavel.  The Russian Nuclear Arsenal.  Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, November 2005.
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/casestudy/case003/case003.html
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Stinson, Jeffrey.  Russia Increasingly Filling Demand for Nuclear Technology.  USA Today June 4, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=J0E044043442907&site=ehost-live


Books

Cohen, Ariel.  Preventing a Nightmare Scenario:  Terrorist Attacks using Russian Nuclear Weapons and Materials.  Washington, Heritage Foundation, 2005.  7 p.  (Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, no. 1854)
Also available online at:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/bg1854.cfm
Book call no.:  363.32556 C678p

Deterrence and the New Global Security Environment, edited by Ian R. Kenyon and John Simpson.  New York, Routledge, 2006.  219 p.
Chapter 7:  A Few Speculations on Russia's Deterrence Policy, by Alexander A. Pikayev, pp 100-113.
Book call no.:  355.0217 D4791

Ha, Yong-Chool and Shin, Beom-Shik.  Russian Nonproliferation Policy and the Korean Peninsula.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, 2006.  39 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB747.pdf
Book call no.:  327.17470947 H111r

Wheeler, Michael O.  International Security Negotiations:  Lessons Learned from Negotiating with the Russians on Nuclear Arms.  Colorado Springs, CO, Institute for National Security Studies, USAF Academy, February 2006.  100 p.  (INSS Occasional Paper, 62)
A history and analysis of over 70 years of diplomatic context and security negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union/Russia, focused on national security and specifically nuclear arms.
Also available online at:  http://www.usafa.af.mil/df/inss/OCP/ocp62.pdf
Book call no.:  327.1747 W563i


Periodicals

Boese, Wade.  Russian Nuclear Ambitions Exceed Reality.  Arms Control Today 36:40 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=982180551&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Chang, Gordon G.  How China and Russia Threaten the World.  Commentary 123:24-29 June 2007.
Argues that Russia and China are undermining U.S. interests and destabilizing world order by aiding the proliferation of nuclear technologies to countries like North Korea and Iran.  Discusses Russia's transfer of nuclear technology to Iran, and criticizes the U.S. policy of "constructive engagement".
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25188278&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Nuclear Force Reductions, Missile Defenses, and U.S.-Russian Relations:  Managing Contextual Complexity.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 19:469-487 September 2006.
Changing technologies and geopolitical alignments, together with the spread of nuclear weapons outside of Europe, have created a more complex template for the pursuit of U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control.  The analysis considers a variety of Russian and U.S. post-Moscow Treaty forces and their interactive stability with, or without, missile defenses in the mix.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Party in Peril?  The Continuing Vitality of Russian-US Strategic Nuclear Deterrence.  Contemporary Security Policy 27:417-434 December 2006.
Missile defences, already deployed by the US and possibly appealing to others, may further complicate the stabilisation of Russian-American nuclear security relations and the containment of nuclear arms races in Asia.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Strategic Reassurance in a Proliferation-Permissive World:  American and Russian Options.  Defense & Security Analysis 22:221-239 September 2006.
Author stresses that "a favorable political climate between Washington and Moscow creates a permissive military-technical environment for force modernization that is compatible with strategic reassurance instead of provocative arms races."  He argues that the problem of nuclear proliferation in Asia or elsewhere cannot be contained without American and Russian cooperation and leadership.

Freedman, Robert O.  Putin, Iran, and the Nuclear Weapons Issue.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:39-48 March-April 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=20302170&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Galeotti, Mark.  Breaking Loose?  Russia Flexes Muscles as US Moves In.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:42-45 April 2007.
Russia's chief of general staff has threatened that Moscow could withdraw from the Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty.  Article explores the state of Russia's nuclear forces and the prospects for such a step.

Galeotti, Mark.  A Dirty Business:  Nuclear Smuggling in Former Soviet States.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:58-60 March 2007.
Investigates loose sources of nuclear materials in the former Soviet Union, and the possibility of their being used to create a dirty bomb.

Jones, Christopher.  The Axis of Non-Proliferation.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:3-16 March-April 2006.
Despite their own intense competition in nuclear weapons during the cold war, the US and the Soviet Union worked together as de facto partners to encourage nuclear-capable states in several regions to forgo the development and deployment of the weapons of mass destruction within their reach.
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Norris, Robert S. and Kristensen, Hans M.  Russian Nuclear Forces, 2006.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 62:64-67 March-April 2006.
Presents the current breakdown and deployment of Russia's nuclear arsenal, including bombers, missiles, and defensive weapons.  Russia is decreasing its Cold War-era stockpile, but is upgrading its remaining weapons.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19949505&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Russian Nuclear Forces, 2007.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63:61-64 March-April 2007.
Includes charts:  Projected Strategic Warheads, 2007-2020; Russian Strategic Offensive Weapons; Russian Nonstrategic and Defensive Weapons.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24825490&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Sadjadpour, Karim.  The Nuclear Players.  Journal of International Affairs 60:125-134 Spring-Summer 2007.
Includes a brief discussion of:  "Russia and China:  The Opportunists".
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Politics and Government


Internet Resources

Felgenhauer, Pavel.  Yeltsin:  The Man Who Created Contemporary Russia.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 25, 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372121


Books

Beissinger, Mark R.  Nationalist Mobilization and the Collapse of the Soviet State.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002.  503 p.
Examines the process by which the seemingly impossible in 1987 - the disintegration of the Soviet Union - became the seemingly inevitable by 1991, providing an original interpretation not only of the Soviet collapse, but also of the phenomenon of nationalism more generally.
The table of contents is available at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy02/2001025404.html
Book call no.:  320.540947 B423n

Blandy, C. W.  Dagestan:  Birth of Presidential Republic.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2006.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/06(25)CWB.pdf
Book call no.:  947.52 B642da

Blandy, C. W.  "Whither Ingushetia?"  Watchfield, Swindon , Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2006.  20 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/03(06)CWB.pdf
Book call no.:  947.94792 B642w

Bremmer, Ian.  The J Curve:  A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2006.  306 p.
Chapter Three, The Slide Toward Instability - discusses Russia on pages 125-145.
Book call no.:  320.3 B836j

Developments in Russian Politics 6, edited by Stephen White, Zvi Gitelman and Richard Sakwa.  6th ed.  Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2005.  284 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005004619.html
Book call no.:  947.08 D489 2005

Dismantling Tyranny:  Transitioning Beyond Totalitarian Regimes, edited by Ilan Berman and J. Michael Waller.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield , 2006.  166 p.
Russia:  Death and Resurrection of the KGB, by J. Michael Waller, pp 1-28.
Book call no.:  321.9 D611

Dryzek, John S. and Holmes, Leslie Templeman.  Post-Communist Democratization:  Political Discourses across Thirteen Countries.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2002.  300 p.
Includes chapters on Belarus, pp 79-91; Russia, pp 92-113; Ukraine, pp 114-130; Armenia, pp 133-146; Georgia, pp 147-157; and Moldova, pp 158-169 .
Book call no.:  320.947 D811p

The Dynamics of Russian Politics:  Putin's Reform of Federal-Regional Relations, edited by Peter Reddaway and Robert W. Ortung.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2004-2005.  2 vols.
Beginning in 2000, Vladimir Putin launched a launched a reorganization of Russia's federal districts (or "okrugs"), consolidating them into seven major okrugs in an effort to bring the largely autonomous governors more under the control of the central government.  The authors first present an overview of the progress of Putin's reforms, then present descriptions of the impact of the reforms for each of the seven okrugs, analyzing political, economic, and social effects.  A companion volume explores the impact on the major political and economic institutions of the country.
Book call no.:  320.447 D997 vols 1-2

Ellison, Herbert J.  Boris Yeltsin and Russia's Democratic Transformation.  Seattle, University of Washington Press, 2006.  313 p.
Book call no.:  947.086092 E47b

Fish, M. Steven.  Democracy Derailed in Russia:  The Failure of Open Politics.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005.  313 p.
The author attributes Russia's failure to democratize to three causes - too much economic reliance on oil, too little economic liberalization, and too weak a national legislature.  His explanation challenges others that have attributed Russia's political travails to history, political culture, or "shock therapy" in economic policy.
Book call no.:  320.947 F532d

Hale, Henry E.  Why Not Parties in Russia?  Democracy, Federalism, and the State.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  275 p.
The table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005008106.html
Book call no.:  320.94709049 H162w

Herspring, Dale R.  The Kremlin & the High Command:  Presidential Impact on the Russian Military from Gorbachev to Putin.  Lawrence, KS, University Press of Kansas, 2006.  242 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0618/2006024232.html
Book call no.:  322.50947 H572k

Lynch, Allen C.  How Russia Is Not Ruled:  Reflections on Russian Political Development.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2005.  276 p.
Questions whether Russia can exist as a world civilization under predominantly liberal economic circumstances:  in a unified liberal global capital market, large-scale private direct capital investment will not be directed to massive, outdoor infrastructure projects typical of state investment in the Soviet period.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0422/2004019941.html
Book call no.:  320.947 L987h

Military and Society in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by Stephen L. Webber and Jennifer G. Mathers.  New York, Palgrave, 2006.  276 p.
Part 1:  Military as Symbol, Image and Text.
Part 2:  The Political and Economic Interfaces with the Military Sphere.
Part 3:  Citizenship, Identity and the Challenges of the Society-military Relationship.
Book call no.:  306.270947 M644

Pipes, Richard.  Russian Conservatism and Its Critics:  A Study in Political Culture.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2005.  216 p.
Provides an account of Russia’s immemorial commitment to the theory and practice of autocracy, the most formative and powerful idea in Russia’s political history.  Author considers why Russian thinkers, statesmen, and publicists have historically argued that Russia could prosper only under an autocratic regime.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0513/2005014259.html
Book call no.:  306.20947 P665r

Politkovskaya, Anna.  Putin's Russia:  Life in a Failing Democracy, translated by Arch Tait.  New York, Metropolitan Books; Henry Holt and Company, 2004.  274 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 P769p

Putin's Russia:  Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain, edited by Dale R. Herspring.  3rd ed.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2007.  235 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0620/2006028471.html
Book call no.:  947.086 P988 2007

Ruling Russia:  Law Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society, edited by William Alex Pridemore.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.  325 p.
Russia is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many of which create conditions conducive to crime.  These ongoing changes have had profound effects on every major social institution in the country, and the transition from totalitarianism and a command economy toward rule of law and a free market is resulting in shifts in fundamental cultural values.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip510/2005008569.html
Book call no.:  364.947 R935

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Putin's Russia, translated by Antonina W. Bouis.  Revised and expanded ed.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2005.  457 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip054/2004029072.html
Book call no.:  947.086 S554p 2005

Smith, Mark A.  Islam in the Russian Federation.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Center, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, November 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06(53)MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  320.5570947 S655i

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Nationalist Movements & Geopolitical Thinking.  Camberley, Surrey, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2005.  17p.
Analyzes the influence of nationalist ideologies on the political mainstream and considers some of the main features of Eurasianism in contemporary Russian geopolitical thought. In many respects these two subjects are two sides of the same coin:  Eurasianism is the foreign policy expression of Russian nationalism.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/CSRC/documents/Russian/05%2840%29-MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  320.540947 S655r

Stoner-Weiss, Kathryn.  Resisting the State:  Reform and Retrenchment in Post-Soviet Russia.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  167 p.
Argues that that resistance to Russian central authority is not so much ethnically based (as others have argued) as generated by the will of powerful and wealthy regional political and economic actors seeking to protect assets they had acquired through Russia's troubled transition out of communism.
Book call no.:  320.447 S881r

Taylor, Brian D.  Politics and the Russian Army:  Civil-Military Relations, 1689-2000.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.  355 p.
Discusses every case of actual or potential military intervention in Russian politics from Peter the Great to Vladimir Putin.  Analyzes the army’s behavior during the political revolutions that marked the beginning and end of the twentieth century, two periods when the military was, uncharacteristically, heavily involved in domestic politics.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam031/2002067688.html
Book call no.:  322.50947 T238p

The Territories of the Russian Federation.  5th ed.  London, Europa Publications, 2004.  335 p.
The Territories and the Federation:  An Economic Perspective, pp 3-18.
The Government of the Russian Federation, pp 37-42.
Book call no.:  947.086 T327

Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes in Europe:  Legacies and Lessons from the Twentieth Century, edited by Jerzy W. Borejsza and Klaus Ziemer.  New York, Berghahn Books, 2006.  607 p.
Based on a conference organized by the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the German Historical Institute, Warsaw, held in September 2000.
Chapter 30 - The Communist Past in Post-communist Russia, by Alexei Miller, pp 516-524.
Chapter 33 - Stalin in Soviet and Russian History Textbooks from the 1930s to the 1990s, by Arkady B. Tsfasman, pp 556-568.
Book call no.:  320.53094 T717


Periodicals

Aron, Leon.  After the Leviathan.  Journal of Democracy 18:120-121 April 2007.
Examines issues of democracy in Russia, citing the contrast between the 1990s and President Vladimir Putin's restoration efforts.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1291599961&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Blank, Stephen.  Russia's Project 2008:  Reforming the Military and Preparing a Coup.  World Affairs 169:65-79 Fall 2006.
Today at least two major crises threaten Russia's internal stability and security.  The first threat is the continuation of the Chechen war that, since 2004, has spread into the North Caucasus.  The extension of this war places the entire region of the North Caucasus at risk for an unending, long-term terrorist insurgency.  Close examination of developments in reforming the force structure of Russia's multiple armed forces since 2002-2003, when practical application of such reforms began, indicates Chechnya's impact on those changes in force structure.  The second is the succession to Putin.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1158486331&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bremmer, Ian and Charap, Samuel.  The Siloviki in Putin's Russia:  Who They Are and What They Want.  Washington Quarterly 30:83-92 Winter 2006-207.
Little is known about the siloviki, commonly but misleadingly described as a group of current and former intelligence officers from Putin's hometown of St. Petersburg.  Yet its members, interests, relationships, and influence are helping shape Russia as its 2008 presidential elections approach.

Clark, William A.  Communist Devolution:  The Electoral Decline of the KPRF (Communist Party of the Russian Federation).  Problems of Post-Communism 53:15-25 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19527585&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Dibb, Paul.  The Bear Is Back.  American Interest 2:78-85 November-December 2006.
Includes a chart, Population of Russia, 1950-2030 (projected). Author asserts that a renewed Russia "will be strong, assertive and probably increasingly undemocratic.  Its human rights record will not be pleasant, and it will definitely not be a consistent or reliable partner of the West."

Fawn, Rick.  Battle over the Box:  International Election Observation Missions, Political Competition and Retrenchment in the Post-Soviet Space.  International Affairs 82:1133-1153 November 2006.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's international election observation missions have fuelled a new political competititon in the post-Soviet space.  IEOM's have also contributed to changes in Russian foreign policy.

Galeotti, Mark.  High-Profile Contract Killings Shock Russia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:56-57 December 2006.
Argues that Russia is not spiralling back to the "wild" days of the 1990s, but that recent killings do demonstrate how violence is still seen by many as a useful business tool.

Galeotti, Mark.  Russia Grapples with Rising Racial Tensions.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:56-57 November 2006.

Garza, Thomas J.  Conservative Vanguard?  The Politics of New Russia's Youth.  Current History 105:327-333 October 2006.
The Putin government's policies -- particularly in Chechnya, where decisions palpably affect young Russians -- have simultaneously mobilized and polarized the youth, provoking them into political activism.

Goldman, Marshall I.  Russia's Middle Class Muddle.  Current History 105:321-326 October 2006.
Authors ask:  "Incomes are rising, but where is the merchant class capable of checking Kremlin power?"

Gorenburg, Dmitry.  Russia Confronts Radical Islam.  Current History 105:334-340 October 2006.
Argues that abusive policies, more than foreign jihadists, are sparking the spread of Islamic extremism.

Herd, Graeme.  Russia and the "Orange Revolution":  Response, Rhetoric, Reality?  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 4:15-28 Summer 2005.
The 2004 Ukrainian presidential elections, labelled the "Orange Revolution", have been interpreted within the former Soviet space as part of a pattern of Western-backed "exported revolutions".  Author examines the ideas that such revolutions are set to unfold throughout the Commonwealth of Independent States.

Hua, Shiping.  The Deng Reforms (1978-1992) and the Gorbachev Reforms (1985-1991) Revisited:  A Political Discourse Analysis.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:3-16 May-June 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21080435&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Just the Same Capitalists as You.  Harper's Magazine 314:15-24 May 2007.
Discusses Russian politics and politicians, and compares some of the Russian leaders such as Joseph Stalin, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin.  Also discusses the quality of life experienced by Russian citizens since the fall of Communism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24703093&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kasparov, Garry.  Battling KGB, Inc.  Journal of Democracy 18:114-119 April 2007.
Opines that "it is time to end the fiction that today's Russia is a democracy".
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1291600031&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Keeping, Janet.  Where Law Does Not Rule:  The Russian Oil and Gas Sector.  International Journal 62:69-80 Winter 2006-2007.

Knox, Zoe, and others.  Parties of Power and Russian Politics:  A Victory of the State over Civil Society.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:3-14 January-February 2006.
Argues that state-controlled political parties are able to dominate Russian governance because grass-roots parties are weak and personality-oriented.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19527584&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Knox, Zoe, and others.  Parties of Power and Russian Politics:  A Victory of the State over Civil Society?  Problems of Post - Communism 53:3-14 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=988738941&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Larsson, Tomas.  Reform, Corruption, and Growth:  Why Corruption Is More Devastating in Russia Than in China.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:265-281 June 2006.
Explains why massive political corruption appears to be incompatible with economic growth in Russia but compatible with very rapid economic growth in China.

Lebahn, Aksel.  "Russia Is Here Again!"  International Affairs (Moscow) 53, no. 2:22-35 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1274341071&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Levintova, Ekaterina.  Revisiting Russian and Polish Elite Value Orientations:  Are the Elites Still Committed to the Original Goals of Post-Communist Transitions?   Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:175-199 June 2006.
Concludes that during the post-Communist period the Russian elite shifted its priorities from pro-democratic to authoritarian positions, engaged in a debate over the most desirable foreign policy course, and ultimately chose a pragmatically independent direction, but remained loyal to original beliefs in the free market.

Lynch, Allen C.  What Russia Can Be:  Paradoxes of Liberalism and Democracy.  American Interest 2:58-66 November-December 2006.

March, Luke.  The Contemporary Russian Left after Communism:  Into the Dustbin of History?  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 22:431-456 December 2006.
The steep decline of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation has considerable implications for the broader left in Russia.  It is likely to be an irreversible decline.

McFaul, Michael.  Liberal Is as Liberal Does.  American Interest 2:83-89 March-April 2007.
Author feels that "even while working closely with Putin on matters of mutual interest, Western leaders must recommit to the objective of creating the conditions for a democratic leader to emerge in the long term.

Oversloot, Hans and Verheul, Ruben.  Managing Democracy:  Political Parties and the State in Russia.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 22:383-405 September 2006.
Since the first genuine multi-party elections in Russia were held in December 1993, party–state relations have followed a path that diverges markedly from the pattern in other post-communist states.  Recent institutional reforms by the Putin administration point towards more, rather than less, encroachment of the state in party politics, which makes Russia less than a fully-fledged multi-party democracy.

Pushkov, Alexey K.  Putin and His Enemies.  National Interest  No. 78:52-56 Winter 2004-2005.
Asks whether Putin's "liberal autocracy" is better than the alternatives.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=15524850&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Putin, Vladimir.  Annual Address to the Federal Assembly.  International Affairs (Moscow) 52, no. 3:1-17 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1077974261&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Ragsdale, Hugh and Stephan, Paul.  Don't Feed the Bear.  American Interest 2:90-95 March-April 2007.

Rivera, Sharon Werning and Rivera, David W.  The Russian Elite under Putin:  Militocratic or Bourgeois?  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:125-144 April-June 2006.

Rywkin, Michael.  Putin's Russia:  Neither Friend Nor Foe.  American Foreign Policy Interests 29:37-44 January-February 2007.
Article uses the term "managed democracy" to describe the political system that has evolved under Vladimir Putin in Russia.  The contradiction inherent in that term is apparent in Russia's foreign policy.

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Imitation Russia.  American Interest 2:67-77 November-December 2006.
Examines the extent to which Russia's inclination to defy the West springs from Western policy, as opposed to internal Russian pyscho-historical and structural political dynamics.

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Russia's Ersatz Democracy.  Current History 105:307-314 October 2006.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  The Hatred of Others:  The Kremlin's Powerful but Risky Weapon.  World Affairs 134:134-142 Winter 2007.
"Recently the Kremlin played the xenophobic card in foreign policy mostly for defensive purposes and to prevent the Russian Federation from disintegrating.  Now, with Moscow's new self-confidence, xenophobia may serve as an important instrument, along with the high price of oil, for Russia to reclaim its superpower status, confront the West, and recapture its dominance over the post-Soviet space."

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  Trust in Public Institutions in Russia:  The Lowest in the World.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:153-174 June 2006.
Russia is a country, much more than any other, that mistrusts its social institutions, political institutions in particular.  There is no one institution that can garner more than 40 to 50 percent of the nation's trust.

Specter, Michael.  Kremlin, Inc.  New Yorker 82:50+ January 29, 2007.
Examines the murders of or the attacks on individuals critical of the government of Russian president Vladimir Putin, including journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko.  The article reports a significant degree of cooperation on the part of the Russian press and the Putin government.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1204831051&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Stoner-Weiss, Kathryn.  Russia:  Authoritarianism Without Authority.  Journal of Democracy 17:104-118 January 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=982180091&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Torello, Alessandro.  Kaliningrad, Adrft in Europe.  SAIS Review 25:139-141 Winter 2005.
Tucked away on the Baltic coast is Kaliningrad, a Russian enclave bordered by Lithuania and Poland. Once an important Soviet naval base, it has become a passage port for numerous illegal activities.  Statistics show the crime rate in the region is 20 percent higher than in mainland Russia, and organized crime controls the illegal activities in the city.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=839607221&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Treisman, Daniel.  Putin's Silovarchs.  Orbis 51:141-153 Winter 2007.
In place of Boris Yeltsin's, a new business elite has sprung up in Russia, most from the network of security service and law enforcement known as the siloviki, who form the backbone of Putin's administration.

Varese, Federico.  The Russian Conundrum.  Dissent 54:29-31 Spring 2007.
The Russian conundrum can be explained with the tools of political economy:  a country can be both rich and have one of the worst health services in the world, a declining population, and an authoritarian and corrupt political system that faces almost no opposition.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24845352&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

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Social Aspects


Books

The Americanization of Europe:  Culture, Diplomacy, and Anti-Americanism after 1945, edited by Alexander Stephan.  New York, Berghahn Books, 2006.  432 p.
Explores the role American culture and anti-Americanism play in eleven representative European countries.  See "From Cold War to Wary Peace:  American Culture in the USSR", by Marsha Siefert, pp 185-217.
Book call no.:  303.4824073 A512

Anderson, John.  Religious Liberty in Transitional Societies:  The Politics of Religion.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2003.  219 p.
Chapter 4:  The Former USSR:  Russia and the Successor States, pp 115-165.
Book call no.:  323.442094 A547r

Beumers, Birgit.  Pop Culture Russia! Media, Arts, and Lifestyle.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, 2005.  399 p.
Book call no.:  306.0947 B567p

Developments in Russian Politics 6, edited by Stephen White, Zvi Gitelman and Richard Sakwa.  6th ed.  Durham, NC, Duke University Press, 2005.  284 p.
Chapter 12:  Social Policy in Post-Soviet Russia, by Judy Twigg, pp 204-220.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005004619.html
Book call no.:  947.08 D489 2005

Hosking, Geoffrey.  Rulers and Victims:  The Russians in the Soviet Union.  Cambridge, MA, Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2006.  484 p.
Analyzes how the Soviet state molded Russian identity, beginning with the impact of the Bolshevik Revolution and civil war.  Discusses the severe dislocations resulting from collectivization and industrialization; the relationship between ethnic Russians and other Soviet peoples; the dramatic effects of World War II on ideas of homeland and patriotism; the separation of "Russian" and "Soviet" culture; leadership and the cult of personality; and the importance of technology in the Soviet worldview.
Book call no.:  305.800947 H826r

Muslim Cultures Today:  A Reference Guide, edited by Kathryn M. Coughlin.  Westport, CT, Greenwood Press.  238 p.
Chapter 12:  Russia, by Galina M. Yemelianova, pp 147-157.
Book call no.:  909.09767083 M987

National Identity in Russian Culture, edited by Simon Franklin and Emma Widdis.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2004.  240 p.
Explores aspects of national identity in Russian culture from medieval times to the present day.
Table of contents available at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/cam041/2003068743.html
Book call no.:  305.80947 N277

Politkovskaya, Anna.  Putin's Russia:  Life in a Failing Democracy, translated by Arch Tait.  New York, Metropolitan Books; Henry Holt and Company, 2004.  274 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 P769p

Ruling Russia:  Law Crime, and Justice in a Changing Society, edited by William Alex Pridemore.  Lanham, MD, Rowman & Littlefield, 2005.  325 p.
Russia is facing tremendous social, political, and economic changes, many of which create conditions conducive to crime.  These ongoing changes have had profound effects on every major social institution in the country, and the transition from totalitarianism and a command economy toward rule of law and a free market is resulting in shifts in fundamental cultural values.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0510/2005008569.html
Book call no.:  364.947 R935

Russian Civil Society:  A Critical Assessment, edited by Alfred B. Evans and others.  Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe, 2006.  340 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 R9699

Silverblatt, Art and Zlobin, Nikolai.  International Communications:  A Media Literacy Approach.  Armonk, NY, M. E. Sharpe, 2004.  295 p.
Russia:  The Media and the Unfreedom of the Press, by Aleksander Grigoryev, pp 204-212.
Book call no.:  302.2 S587i

Smith, Mark A.  Islam in the Russian Federation.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Center, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, November 2006.  19 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/06(53)MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  320.5570947 S655i


Periodicals

Ambrosio, Thomas.  The Geopolitics of Demographic Decay:  HIV/AIDS and Russia's Great-Power Status.  Post-Soviet Affairs 22:1-23 January-March 2006.
Outlines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Russia, and the social, economic and military consequences of the pandemic.

Burns, Katya.  Russia's HIV/AIDS Epidemic:  HIV/AIDS Among Women and Problems of Access to Services.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:28-36 January-February 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24519732&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cook, Linda J. and Vinogradova, Elena.  NGOs and Social Policy-Making in Russia's Regions.  Problems of Post-Communism 53:28-41 September-October 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24081174&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Galeotti, Mark.  High-Profile Contract Killings Shock Russia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 18:56-57 December 2006.
Argues that Russia is not spiralling back to the "wild" days of the 1990s, but that recent killings do demonstrate how violence is still seen by many as a useful business tool.

Garza, Thomas J.  Conservative Vanguard? The Politics of New Russia's Youth.  Current History 105:327-333 October 2006.
The Putin government's policies -- particularly in Chechnya, where decisions palpably affect young Russians -- have simultaneously mobilized and polarized the youth, provoking them into political activism.

Goldman, Marshall I.  Russia's Middle Class Muddle.  Current History 105:321-326 October 2006.
Authors ask:  "Incomes are rising, but where is the merchant class capable of checking Kremlin power?"

Gorshkov, M. K.  Perestroika Through the Eyes of Russians:  Twenty Years Later.  Russian Social Science Review 47:4-72 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19855565&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Heleniak, Timothy.  Regional Distribution of the Muslim Population of Russia.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 47, no. 4:426-448 2006.

Just the Same Capitalists as You.  Harper's Magazine 314:15-24 May 2007.
Discusses Russian politics and politicians, and compares some of the Russian leaders such as Joseph Stalin, Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin.  Also discusses the quality of life experienced by Russian citizens since the fall of Communism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24703093&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mendelson, Sarah E. and Gerber, Theodore P.  Failing the Stalin Test.  Foreign Affairs 85:2-8 January-February 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=979177611&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  Trust in Public Institutions in Russia:  The Lowest in the World.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 39:153-174 June 2006.
Russia is a country, much more than any other, that mistrusts its social institutions, political institutions in particular.  There is no one institution that can garner more than 40 to 50 percent of the nation's trust.

Varese, Federico.  The Russian Conundrum.  Dissent 54:29-31 Spring 2007.
The Russian conundrum can be explained with the tools of political economy:  a country can be both rich and have one of the worst health services in the world, a declining population, and an authoritarian and corrupt political system that faces almost no opposition.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=24845352&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

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Space Programs


Internet Resources

Oberg, James.  Russia's Planned Space Projects Recall Its Glory Days.  Astronomy 35:28  January 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=23287460&site=ehost-live

Saradzhyan, Simon.  Cosmonaut Careers:  Russian Interest in Homegrown Spaceflyers Flags.  Space.com November 24, 2006.
Available online at:  http://www.space.com/news/061124_russia_cosmonauts.html
A career as a cosmonaut is increasingly less attractive because it is no longer the ticket to international fame and fortune.  As a result, the pool of qualified candidates for positions in Russia's cosmonaut corps is shrinking.


Book

Hall, Rex D. and others.  Russia's Cosmonauts:  Inside the Yuri Gagarin Training Center.  New York, Springer, published in association with Praxis Publishing, 2005.  386 p.
Table of contents online at:  http://syndetics.com/index.aspx?isbn=0387218947/TOC.HTML&client=aulis&type=
Book call no.:  629.4500947 H178r


Periodicals

Conant, Eve.  Soviet Space Race, Round II.  Discover 27:12-13 August 2006.

Covault, Craig.  Russian Exploration.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 165:154-158 July 17, 2006.
Reports on changes in Russia's space policy, to combine robotic and manned planning for the Moon and Mars.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=21679952&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ivanov, Henry.  Ramping up Glonass.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:21 January 3, 2007.

Oberg, James.  Russia's Response to a Retiring Shuttle Fleet.  Ad Astra 19:18-19 Spring 2007.
Focuses on the Parom space shuttle project.

Reichhardt, Tony.  Budget Boost Gets Russia Back in the Space Game.  Nature 438:896 December 15, 2005.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=962266331&sid=8&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Russia Consolidates Space Activities.  Military Technology 31, no. 4:125 2007.

Safronov, Ivan and Zygar, Mikhail.  Russia's Natural Satellite.  Current Digest of the Post Soviet Press 57:19-20 March 9, 2005.

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