RUSSIA
Special Bibliography  No. 327
Supplement No. 2


June 2008

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


Contents

General Information
Defense and Security Aspects
Defense and Security Aspects -- Chechnya
Defense Industry
Demographic Aspects
Economic Aspects
Energy Resources
Foreign Policy
Foreign Relations
History
Nuclear Aspects
Politics and Government
Social Aspects
Space Programs

For older material, see other Fairchild Center bibliographies:  Russia (2006), Russia (2007), 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, 2008.
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), 2008.
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, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Reports.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2008.
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, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/ruseura/
Includes links to publications on Russia.

Russian Series Publications.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, 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

Chamberlain, Lesley.  Motherland:  A Philosophical History of Russia.  New York, Rookery Press, 2007.  331 p.
Book call no.:  197 C443m

Khanna, Parag.  The Second World:  Empires and Influence in the New Global Order.  New York, Random House, 466 p.
Chapter 2:  The Russian Devolution, pp 10-15; The Russia That Was, pp 71-77.
Book call no.:  327.1 K45s

Russia:  Re-Emerging Great Power, edited by Roger E. Kanet.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  229 p.
Contents include:  Part 1 - Russian Strategy Under Putin, and Part 2 - Russia, the CIS, and the World Beyond.
Book call no.:  320.947 R9693

Shoemaker, M. Wesley.  Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.  38th ed.  Harper's Ferry, WV, Stryker-Post Publications, 2007.  275 p.  (World Today Series)
Book call no.:  R 947.086 R9697 38th ed. 2007

Periodicals

Heyman, Stephen.  A Voice of Mother Russia, In English.  New York Times, p AR29, May 18, 2008.
Discusses Russia Today, an English-language news channel begun in 2005 and financed by the Russian government.  The Moscow-based channel's view of Russia is available to 120 million television viewers worldwide, including 20 million in the US.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1480362211&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Lefebvre, Stephane.  Russian Intelligence Activities in Canada:  The Latest Case of an "Illegal".  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:549-558 October-November 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=4&spage=549

Rose, Richard and Munro, Neil.  Do Russians See Their Future in Europe or the CIS?  Europe-Asia Studies 60:49-66 January 2008.
More than two thirds of Russians see their country's future with the Commonwealth of Independent States; less than one third see it with Europe.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=60&issue=1&spage=49

Rozman, Gilbert.  Strategic Thinking about the Russian Far East:  A Resurgent Russia Eyes Its Future in Northeast Asia.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:36-48 January-February 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31265082&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shlapentokh, Dmitry.  Islam and Orthodox Russia:  From Eurasianism to Islamism.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41:27-46 March 2008.
The increasingly politically active Russian Muslims of diverse ethnic backgrounds provide various political models for their relationship with Russians.  Some still accept Eurasianism but assume that it is Muslims, not Orthodox Russians, who should be the “older brothers” in the alliance.  Others want complete separation from Russia or at least the minimization of their relationship with it.  Finally, others believe in the Islamization of Russia.
Also available online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/

Trumbull, Nathaniel S.  Pressures on Urban Water Resources in Russia:  The Case of St. Petersburg.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48:495-506 July-August 2007.
"Russia's economic transition has placed serious pressure on the country's urban environment.  But while the attention of Western researchers has focused primarily on socioeconomic indicators...the transition period's impact on environmental conditions, including water resources and planning, has been very significant."


Defense and Security Aspects


Internet Resources

Daly, John C. K.  Russia and Its Allies Conduct Eurasian Air Defense Drill.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 25, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373004

McDermott, Roger.  Russia "Boosts" Military Presence in Central Asia.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 11, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373132

Novik, V. K.  The Image of Today's Russian Armed Forces in the Eyes of Young People.  Russian Education & Society 50:45-58 February 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31381035&site=ehost-live

Weir, Fred.  Russia's Resurgent Military.  Christian Science Monitor, p 1, August 17, 2007.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1321083251&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Books

Blandy, C. W.  North Caucasus:  Advent of Mountain Brigades.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, November 2007.  16 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/caucasus/07%2835%29CWB.pdf
Book call no.:  356.164 B642n

Cimbala, Stephen J. and Rainow, Peter Jacob.  Russia and Postmodern Deterrence:  Military Power and Its Challenges for Security.  Washington, Potomac Books, Inc, 2007.  177 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017772.html

Book call no.:  355.0217 C573ra

de Haas, Marcel.  The "Peace Mission 2007" Exercises:  The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Advances.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, September 2007.  15 p.
Book call no.:  355.031095 H112p

Deyermond, Ruth.  Security and Sovereignty in the Former Soviet Union.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.  231 p.
The table of contents is available at:  http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0720/2007024798.html

Book call no.:  327.47 D528s

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.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2818%29KG2.pdf
Book call no.:  355.00947 G472m

Giles, Keir.  Pay and Allowances in the Russian Armed Forces:  A Guidance Note.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2007.  10 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2819%29KG.pdf
Book call no.:  355.00947 G472p

Hahn, Gordon M.  Russia's Islamic Threat.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2007.  349 p.
The North Caucasus jihad may be the harbinger of a much larger Muslim challenge to Russia’s political stability and state integrity.  The author outlines an already sophisticated and effective Chechen jihadist network that is expanding the territorial scope of its operations with inspiration and some assistance from the global jihadist movement.  Given its proximity to large stockpiles of diverse weapons, the expanding population of Russian-based Islamist terrorists is particular cause for alarm.
Book call no.:  363.3250947 H148r

Multinational Operations, Alliances, and International Military Cooperation:  Past and Future, edited by Robert S. Rush and William W. Epley.  Washington, Center of Military History, U. S. Army, 2006.  223 p.
Military Partnership of Russia with CIS Member-Countries, 1991-2004, by Oleg Belosludtsev, pp 181-186; Participation of the Russian Military Contingent in the Peacekeeping Operation in Kosovo:  Experience Gained and Lessons Learned, by Mikhail Georgievich Lyoshin, pp 187-194.
Book call no.:  355.032 W926m

Phillips, Timothy.  Beslan:  The Tragedy of School No. 1.  London, Granta Books, 2007.  291 p.
Examines the deadly Beslan school siege by Chechen terrorists in September 2004.  The author interviewed victims and other townspeople about the siege, in which 1,200 people were held hostage for three days and more than 330 killed.
Book call no.:  363.325094752 P563b

Rumer, Eugene B.  Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin.  New York, Routledge, for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007.  100 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 390)
Chapter Five:  The Military Factor, pp 67-76.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no. 390

Russia:  Re-Emerging Great Power, edited by Roger E. Kanet.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  229 p.
Chapter 2:  Forming a New Security Identity Under Vladimir Putin, by Nikita A. Lomagin, pp 31-53.
Book call no.:  320.947 R9693

Russia's Security and the War on Terror, edited by Mikhail Tsypkin.  New York, Routledge, 2008.  175 p.
Book call no.:  363.3250947 R969

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2007.  391 p.
Chapter 5:  New Security and Defense Policy for a "Strong Russia", pp 197-256.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2007

Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Russian Forces Chief:  Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack Is a Defensive Option.  Defense News 23:12 February 4, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Antonova, Maria.  Staffing the Army.  Russian Life 51:7 May-June 2008.
Reports on the January 2008 law which reduces the length of the Russian Army draft from two years to one year.  Touted as a step toward an all-volunteer Russian army, the law means greater effort will be required to fill army ranks.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31784712&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Atland, Kristian.  The Introduction, Adoption and Implementation of Russia's "Northern Strategic Bastion" Concept, 1992-1999.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:499-528 October-December 2007.
Examines the role of the European Arctic in Russian security and defense policy of the 1990s.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=4&spage=499

Barany, Zoltan.  Resurgent Russia?  A Still-Faltering Military.  Policy Review No. 137:39-51 February-March 2008.
Despite the more aggressive foreign policies of former President Vladimir Putin, the Russian military has yet to recover from its decline in the aftermath of the collapse of the Soviet Union.  The military has resisted efforts at reform, and remains committed to its strategic doctrines of the Cold War, despite having been halved in size.  Rising spending on the military has stopped the decline, but has not led to improvements in the Russian force.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=29964059&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Bedi, Rabul.  India, Russia Sign Deal to Develop Fifth-Gen Fighter.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:6 October 24, 2007.
Sukhoi estimates the T-50 PAK-FA program will cost over $10 billion; it aims for the new aircraft to surpass the capabilities of the US F/A-22 Raptor.

Blank, Stephen.  Ivanov, Chemezov, and State Capture of the Russian Defense Sector.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:49-60 January-February 2008.
Argues that Russia's indirect takeover of industry under President Vladimir Putin constitutes a regression to the war economy that existed under Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.  Discusses the lack of technological innovation in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31265083&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Bukkvol, Tor.  Their Hands in the Till:  Scale and Causes of Russian Military Corruption.  Armed Forces & Society 34:259-275 January 2008.

Butwoski, Piotr.  Wraps Come off New Russian Fighters.  Interavia Business & Technology No. 689:34-36 Autumn 2007.
Focuses on the new set of Russia's intermediate generation fighter planes.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=27233217&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cowan, Gerrard.  Briefing:  French and Russian Defence Co-Operation.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:28-30 March 5, 2008.

Does Present-Day Russia Need to Scrap Old Ceilings on Conventional Weapons?  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 59:8 August 8-15, 2007.

Duchovny, Julia.  Military Looks to Tackle Draft-Dodging.  Moscow News 39:8 October 5-11, 2007.
A new conscription campaign began in the Russian military on Oct 1, in which the mandatory conscription term was reduced from two years to 18 months; there are plans to reduce it to just 12 months in 2008.  But top military brass has said that the move will not affect the strength of the ranks.

Dvorkin, Vladimir.  Reading Russia's Posture.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63:16-18 July-August 2007.
To understand Russia's defense policy, the general who drafted the country's nuclear doctrine suggests, "Watch what Moscow does, not what it says."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26982120&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Galeotti, Mark.  Russia's Army Faces "Islamisation".  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 11-12, March 2008.
A demographic shift away from the Slavic population and a reluctance on the part of many ethnic Russians to serve means that Moscow is having to contemplate a future in which its armed forces are disproportionately drawn from other nationalities.

Holinger, Christopher T.  Improving Military-to-Military Relations with Russia.  Joint Force Quarterly No. 45:58-61 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i45/15.pdf

Holmes, Erik.  Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast.  Air Force Times 68:26 April 14, 2008.
Reports on the increasing frequency of interceptions of Russian bomber planes flying off the Alaskan coast by U.S. and Canadian air forces.

Katz, Eric.  Chemical Reaction:  Challenges of the Chemical Weapons Convention.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:46-53 June 2007.
Russia is likely to pose the greatest challenge to the fulfillment of the Chemical Weapons Convention in the second decade of its implementation.  Includes a chart showing Russian demilitarization sites.

Kinnear, Jim.  Powering Up.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:19-21 December 5, 2007.
Reports on the need for the Russian government to modernize its military vehicle fleet, which has been in service for nearly three decades.

Klimenko, A. P. and Frolov, O. P.  Training of Officer Personnel for Aerospace Defense System of the Russian Federation.  Military Thought 16, no. 3-4:209 2007.

Komarov, Alexey.  Bear Market.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 168:41 March 3, 2008.
Reports on Russia's plans to boost the performance of its aerospace industry.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31455523&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Lennox, Duncan.  On the Defensive:  The Future of U. S. Ballistic Missile Defense.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:40-45 August 2007.
Assesses the reasons behind Russian disapproval of a US missile defense system.

Lukin, Artyom L.  Environmental Security of Northeast Asia:  A Case of the Russian Far East.  Asian Affairs:  An American Review 34:23-35 Spring 2007.
Examines environmental issues of the Russian Far East, and analyzes the political, social, and economic factors affecting environmental decision-making.  Pages 24-26 deal with military aspects of environmental security.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25891952&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Lysukhin, N. Ya.  Physical and Geographic Features of Russia's Defense Space.  Military Thought 15, No. 1:6-11 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1372484411&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Mader, Georg.  Mixed Signals from MAKS 2007.  Military Technology 31, no. 10:161-164 2007.
Discusses the industrial and political implications brought by the MAKS-2007 Air Show in Russia, as well as the reputation of the country in the global aviation market.  Reports on the economic condition of Russia's military sector.

Malyshev, A. I.  Military Strategy of the Russian Federation in the Early 21st Century.  Military Thought 16, no. 3-4:54 2007.

McKearney, T. J.  The Bear Comes Out of Hibernation.  U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 134:76-77 February 2008.
Discusses possible threats from Russian and Chinese forces to the U.S. Navy.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31170080&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mukhin, Vladimir.  Needle in Haystack Found.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:19 March 4, 2008.
Russia's aircraft have been patrolling the world's oceans on a regular basis since August 2007.  The US and other NATO countries initially dismissed the patrols as merely a show and apparently hoped that they would be a temporary phenomenon.  But now the world community is increasingly coming to realize that Russia's military presence in the skies over the neutral waters of oceans and seas is a very serious matter.

Osborn, Andrew.  Russia to Flex Its Muscle Amid Liberal Hopes; Military to Return to Red Square in Ritual Parade.  Wall Street Journal, p A14, May 6, 2008.
In May 2008, Russia staged its first full-scale military parade on Red Square since the Soviet era, in a display of its growing international confidence and influence.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1473635861&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Ouagrham-Gormley, Sonia Ben.  An Unrealized Nexus?  WMD-Related Trafficking, Terrorism, and Organized Crime in the Former Soviet Union.  Arms Control Today 37:6-13 July-August 2007.
Article is based on an analysis of 183 trafficking incidents that occurred in the former Soviet Union between January 2001 and December 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1314729871&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Petrov, Vladimir.  Russia Attempts Bluewater Revival for Naval Forces.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:4 December 12, 2007.

Petrov, Vladimir.  Sukhoi Rolls SU-34 into Production.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:14 January 16, 2008.

Poroskov, Nicolai.  Enemy Image Overshadows Holiday.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:8 March 18, 2008.
Defenders of the Fatherland Day, Feb 23, was special this year, not only because it was being celebrated for the 90th time, but also because the attitude of the government and citizens toward their defenders has changed--for the better.  According to the All-Russia Center for the Study of Public Opinion, 74% of Russian citizens are confident that the Armed Forces will be able to protect Russia in the event of a real military threat.  Judging by the atmosphere during the holiday, unity between the military and the people has reached almost the same level as in Soviet times.

Radicalizing Russia's Caucasian Muslims.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 13-15, October 2007.
The Russian North Caucasus is again in crisis, with an upsurge in violence in both Dagestan and Ingushetia.  While militant separatists have been largely defeated in Chechnya, violence and insurgency, increasingly driven by organized jihadi and nationalist militant groups, has spread to neighboring regions.

Ramenskoye, Past and Present:  Westerners Have Finally Gotten a Look at "Russia's Edwards Air Force Base."  Air Force Magazine 91:48-55 April 2008.
Chiefly pictorial.

Richardson, Doug.  Strategic Strike:  Ballistic Missile Ambitions and Development Plans.  Jane's International Defence Review  41:49-50+ March 2008.

Rosamond, Jon.  Carrier Group Wargames Hint at Russia's Determination to Return to World Stage.  Jane's Navy International 113:12-13 March 2008.

Russian Navy Returns to the High Seas.  Moscow News No. 48:1 December 7-13, 2007.
Russia's navy has resumed military presence in the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Scott, Richard.  Steregushchiy Heralds a New Russian Revolution.  Jane's Navy International 112:16-18+ October 2007.
Discusses the Russian Navy's new Project 20380 multirole corvette, which represents an important milestone for the recapitalization of the service's coastal forces.

Shevtsov, V. V.  School and College Students' Attitudes toward Military Service.  Russian Social Science Review 48:84-90 September-October 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27170262&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Snetkov, Aglaya.  The Image of the Terrorist Threat in the Official Russian Press:  The Moscow Theatre Crisis (2002) and the Beslan Hostage Crisis (2004).  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1349-1365 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1349

USAFE:  Russian Bomber Flights Off European Coast Raise Safety Concerns.  Defense Daily 236:2-4 November 27, 2007.
The recent resurgence of flights by Russian Tupelov Tu-95 Bear and Tu-160 Blackjack long-range bomber aircraft in international airspace off the coasts of NATO countries, while not viewed as threatening, does raise safety concerns, since the Russians have not been following accepted international protocols.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1391299861&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Vego, Milan N.  Russia and the Return of Geopolitics.  Joint Force Quarterly No. 45:8-15 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i45/6.pdf


Defense and Security Aspects--Chechnya


Internet Resources

Chechnya Weekly.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/publications_view.php?publication_id=1
Aims to inform policymakers, the media, and the public of developments in Chechnya, discuss the origins of the conflict and explore the possibilities for peace.

Mitchell, Shenequa L.  Unresolved Ethnic Conflict and Religious Revival in Russia:  The Chechen Element.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  83 p.  (Student research paper)
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475771

Regions and Territories:  Chechnya.  London, BBC News, 2008.
Available online at:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/country_profiles/2565049.stm

Books

Babchenko, Arkady.  One Soldier's War, translated from the Russian by Nick Allen.  New York, Grove Press, 2006.  395 p.
A young Russian soldier's memoir of his experience in the Chechen wars.
Book call no.:  947.52086 B112o

Bodansky, Yossef.  Chechen Jihad:  Al Qaeda's Training Ground and the Next Wave of Terror.  New York, Harper, 2007.  442 p.
Book call no.:  363.325094752 B666c

Hughes, James.  Chechnya:  From Nationalism to Jihad.  Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007.  278 p.
Book call no.:  947.52 H893c

Souleimanov, Emil.  An Endless War:  The Russian-Chechen Conflict in Perspective.  New York, Peter Lang, 2006.  366 p.
Book call no.:  947.52 S722e

Wood, Tony.  Chechnya:  The Case for Independence.  New York, Verso, 2007.  199 p.
Book call no.:  947.52 W879c

Periodicals

Ditrych, Ondrej and Souleimanov, Emil.  Czech Reflections on the Chechen Conflict:  From Morality to Mainstream?  Problems of Post-Communism 54:18-28 May-June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25337098&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hahn, Gordon M.  The Jihadi Insurgency and the Russian Counterinsurgency in the North Caucasus.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:1-39 January-March 2008.

Kurz, Robert W. and Bartles, Charles K.  Chechen Suicide Bombers.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:529-547 October-November 2007.
US military commanders are concerned that militant Chechens, trained in suicide bombing and extremist tactics, are available to support Taliban elements in Afghanistan today.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=4&spage=529

Matveeva, Anna.  Chechnya:  Dynamics of War and Peace.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:3-17 May-June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25337097&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

McCartan, Lisa M.  The Logic of Terrorist Target Choice:  An Examination of Chechen Rebel Bombings from 1997-2003.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31:60-79 January 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1057%2d610X&volume=31&issue=1&spage=60

Moore, Cerwyn and Tumelty, Paul.  Foreign Fighters and the Case of Chechnya:  A Critical Assessment.  Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 31:412-433 May 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1057%2d610X&volume=31&issue=5&spage=412

Shlapentokh, Dmitry.  The Rise of the Chechen Emirate?  Middle East Quarterly 15:49-56 Summer 2008.
Discusses the struggle in Chechnya between Islamists and nationalists.

Taylor, Brian D.  Putin's "Historic Mission":  State-Building and the Power Ministries in the North Caucasus.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:3-16 November-December 2007.
"Putin may have succeeded in imposing order in Chechnya, although it is too early to tell for sure, but he has not eliminated the corrupt, patrimonial, and predatory behavior of the Russian power ministries that is undermining state efficiency and capacity throughout the North Caucasus."
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Defense Industry


Internet Resources

Johnson, Reuben.  A New Call to Arms.  Military Periscope Special Reports February 2008.  1 p.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=31723951&site=ehost-live
Focuses on the decline in export orders for Russian defense products to the People's Republic of China.

Sanders, Sol W.  Vaunted India-Russia Defense Ties Fall on Hard Times.  East-Asia-Intel Reports, p 7, January 16, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=28777385&site=ehost-live
The logistics line between the old Soviet military industrial complex and its traditional best customer, India, may be dissolving.

Books

Blank, Stephen J.  Rosoboroneksport:  Arms Sales and the Structure of Russian Defense Industry.  Carlisle, PA, Army War College, January 2007.  102 p.
Analyzes the Russian defense export program and the structure of its defense industry.  Arms sales have become the main source of its revenue, and will play a key role in Russia’s ongoing attempt to regenerate its armed forces while winning friends and influence abroad.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB749.pdf
Book call no.:  338.4762340947 B642r

Periodicals

Bedi, Rabul.  India, Russia Sign Deal to Develop Fifth-Gen Fighter.  Jane's Defence Weekly 44:6 October 24, 2007.
Sukhoi estimates the T-50 PAK-FA program will cost over $10 billion; it aims for the new aircraft to surpass the capabilities of the US F/A-22 Raptor.

Domestic Demand and Export Orders Spark Reform.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:22 February 27, 2008.

Friedman, Norman.  Unsatisfied Customers.  U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings 134:90-91 March 2008.
Discusses various defense contracts between Russia and the Indian Navy.  In 2008, India was expecting the delivery of fleet flagship carrier Vikramatidya.  Last year the Indians were told that the carrier refit will only complete by 2011 or 2012, and would cost about three times the agreed price.  It has been suggested that Indian advance payments were used to keep the yard in business, and to finance Russian President Putin's naval programs.
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Komarov, Alexey.  Bear Market.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 168:41 March 3, 2008.
Reports on Russia's plans to boost the performance of its aerospace industry.
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Leif Hayes, Jonathan.  Russian Technology Opens Door to the West.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:22 February 27, 2008.
Reports on the reorganization of the Russian weapons industry with the creation of Russian Technology in December 2007.

Mader, Georg.  Mixed Signals from MAKS 2007.  Military Technology 31, no. 10:161-164 2007.
Discusses the industrial and political implications brought by the MAKS-2007 Air Show in Russia, as well as the reputation of the country in the global aviation market.  Reports on the economic condition of Russia's military sector.

Menschikov, V. V.  Defense-Industrial Complex:  Contributing to the Intensification of the Russian Economy.  Military Thought 16, no. 3-4:153 2007.

Novichkov, Nicholai and Anderson, Guy.  Russian Industry Hits High-Tech Low.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:21 January 16, 2008.

Shcherbakov, Vladimir.  Survival Through Consolidation and Export:  Russian Shipbuilding Industry in Present Days.  Naval Forces 28, no. 3:54-62 2007.
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Demographic Aspects


Internet Resources

Khalturina, D. A. and Korotaev, A. V.  Alcohol and Narcotics as Factors of the Demographic Crisis.  Sociological Research 47:18-31 May-June 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=31912092&site=ehost-live

Population.  Country Profile:  Russia, pp 19-20, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=31546210&site=ehost-live

Yelizarov, Valery and others.  Demographic Policy in Russia:  From Reflection to Action.  Moscow, United Nations in the Russian Federation, 2008.  60 p.
Available online at:  http://europeandcis.undp.org/home/show/9EB6BB0D-F203-1EE9-B12EE4C4196A592C

Periodicals

Nikolayeva, Darya.  Birthrate Responds to National Projects ahead of Schedule.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:6-7 February 26, 2008.

Tolts, Mark.  Population Trends in the Russian Federation:  Reflections on the Legacy of Soviet Censorship and Distortions of Demographic Statistics.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 49, No. 1:87-98 2008.

White, Anne.  Internal Migration Trends in Soviet and Post-Soviet European Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:887-911 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=6&spage=887


Economic Aspects


Internet Resources

de Souza, Lucio Vinhas.  A Different Country:  Russia's Economic Resurgence.  Brussels, Belgium, Centre for European Policy Studies, May 2008.  112 p.
Available online at:  http://shop.ceps.eu/BookDetail.php?item_id=1652&

Economic Overview.  Russia Country Review 2008.  23 p.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=27900284&site=ehost-live

The Economy.  Country Profile:  Russia 2008.
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Goldman, Marshall I.  The New Imperial Russia.  Demokratizatsiya 16:9-15 Winter 2008.
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As oil prices rose from $10-12 a barrel to $80 a barrel, Russia found itself with an unprecedented economic windfall.  This has allowed Russia to expand its economic influence both internally and externally.

Norton, Guy.  The Flight of the Russian Phoenix.  Euromoney 39:88-96 January 2008.
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Books

Hedlund, Stefan.  Russian Path Dependence.  New York, Routledge, 2005.  394 p.
"Russia's transition to a market economy has been tortuous to say the least.  However, this book argues that the arguments and counter-arguments that pitch shock therapy against gradualism are wide of the mark and quite pointless.  Indeed, the reasons for the warped outcomes can actually be traced back through the long sweep of Russian history. "
Book call no.:  330.947 H455r

Ioffe, Grigory and others.  The End of Peasantry?  The Disintegration of Rural Russia.  Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006.  258 p.
The drastic depopulation of rural spaces, decreases in sown acreage, and overall inefficiency of land usage have created a crisis for Russian agriculture with profound implications for the overall political and economic stability of Russia.
Book call no.:  338.10947 L828e

Ledeneva, Alena V.  How Russia Really Works:  The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006.  270 p.
During the Soviet era, "blat" -- the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures -- was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism.  The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices.
Book call no.:  320.947 L473h

Rumer, Eugene B.  Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin.  New York, Routledge, for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007.  100 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 390)
Chapter Four:  The Economic Picture, pp 55-66.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no. 390

Wolf, Jr. Charles and Lang, Thomas.  Russia's Economy:  Signs of Progress and Retreat on the Transitional Road.  Santa Monica, CA, Rand, 2006.  54 p.
Examines how transitional changes in the Russian economy have affected Russia’s defense spending, defense industry, arms exports, and economic transactions with several of its trading partners.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA456371
Book call no.:  330.947 W853r

Periodicals

Aslund, Anders.  Russia's Accession to the World Trade Organization.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48:289-305 May-June 2007.

Barnes, Andrew.  Industrial Property in Russia:  The Return of the State and a Focus on Oil.  SAIS Review 27:47-62 Summer-Fall 2007.

Blank, Stephen.  Ivanov, Chemezov, and State Capture of the Russian Defense Sector.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:49-60 January-February 2008.
Argues that Russia's indirect takeover of industry under President Vladimir Putin constitutes a regression to the war economy that existed under Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.  Discusses the lack of technological innovation in Russia.
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Butterworth-Hayes, Philip.  Russia's Raw Materials Business on the Rise.  Aerospace America 46:4-6 January 2008.
Describes the increasing reliance of the aerospace industry on Russian companies for titanium and aluminum.
Also available online at:  http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/INTERNATIONAL%20BEAT_Jan20081.pdf

Cooper, William H.  Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S. - Russian Economic Ties.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 23, No. 1-2:15-22 2008.

Cooper, William T.  Russia's Accession to the WTO.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22:519-549 2007.

Gaddy, Clifford C.  The Russian Economy in the Year 2006.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:38-49 January-March 2007.

Goldman, Stuart D.  Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U. S. Interests.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 4:421-444 2007.

Hanson, Philip.  The Russian Economic Puzzle:  Going Forwards, Backwards or Sideways?  International Affairs 83:869-889 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2007.00660.x

Hedlund, Stefan.  Such a Beautiful Dream:  How Russia Did Not Become a Market Economy.  Russian Review 67:187-208 April 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1467-9434.2008.00480.x

Ignatov, A. and Shipilov, S.  Russia and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:45-53 2008.
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Kramer, Andrew E.  As Gazprom Goes, So Goes Russia.  New York Times, p BU.1, May 11, 2008.
Gazprom is a sprawling company that made $91 billion last year; employs 432,000 people, pays taxes equal to 20 percent of the Russian budget and has subsidiaries in industries as disparate as farming and aviation.  The company is a major supplier of natural gas to Europe, and it is becoming an important source of gas to fast-growing Asian markets like China and South Korea.
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Rogov, Sergei.  The Functions of a Contemporary State:  Challenges for Russia.  Russian Social Science Review 49:4-46 March-April 2008.
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Starobin, Paul.  Send Me to Siberia.  National Geographic 213:60-85 June 2008.
Siberian oil fields produce 70 percent of Russia's oil, helping the country in its role as the world's top crude oil producer.  Article discusses the positive and negative effects of the oil industry.

Subbotina, T.  Russia at the Crossroads:  Two Roads to International Competitiveness.  Russian Social Science Review 48:30-54 July-August 2007.
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Tabata, Shinichiro.  The Russian Stabilization Fund and Its Successor:  Implications for Inflation.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48, no. 6:699-712 2007.

Tarr, David.  Russian Accession to the WTO:  An Assessment.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48:306-319 May-June 2007.

Wegren, Stephen K.  The Limits of Land Reform in Russia.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:14-24 March-April 2008.
Russia's land reform efforts have failed to empower farmers because private individuals actually own very little land.
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Wegren, Stephen K.  Russian Agriculture and the WTO.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:46-59 July-August 2007.
In an effort to prepare for international competition, Russia is attempting to strengthen its agricultural sector through trade policies and domestic programs.
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Energy Resources


Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel K.  The Putin-Medvedev Duo Gets Back to Energy Business.  Eurasia Daily Monitor, Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 3, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373111

Blagov, Sergei.  Will Russia Be Able to Sustain Its Oil Production at Current Levels?  Eurasia Daily Monitor, Washington, Jamestown Foundation, May 9, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373045

Francis, David.  Dependence on Russian Gas Worries Some - But Not All - European Countries.  Christian Science Monitor, p 6, March 6, 2008.
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A month after Russia cut off gas supplies to the Ukraine for the first time in 2006, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union - which gets 40 percent of its gas from Russia - needed to develop a common energy policy over the next 15 years to guarantee supply security.  Instead, the EU has adopted a plan to cut emissions and improve energy efficiency in member states by 20 percent by the year 2020 as a means to lessen dependence on Russian fuel.

Smith, Mark A. and Giles, Keir.  Russia and the Arctic:  The "Last Dash North".  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2007.  20 p.
Available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2826%29MAS-KG.pdf
Examines Russian attention to the geopolitical competition that is looming with Canada, the USA and Denmark in regard to prospective oil and natural gas resources in the North Pole region.  There is widespread Russian domestic political support for the view that Russia's claims in the Arctic are 'rightful compensation' for suzerainties lost in Europe.

Woehrel, Steven.  Russian Energy Policy Toward Neighboring Countries.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, January 2008.  24 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA480028

Internet Resources (Student Research)

Marek, Larry T.  The Caspian Sea Pipeline:  A Clear Strategic U. S. Interest.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, May 2007.  33 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA471547
Examines how, after the pipeline's completion, the US can still actively pursue its interests without destabilizing Central Asia.  Author describes what the region has to offer the world and what challenges the countries in the Caspian Sea region face in their pursuit of energy.

Phillips, William M.  Russian Oil and Natural Gas:  Strategic Culture and Security Implications of European Dependence.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  119 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475767

Roettger, Glenn D.  Over a Barrel:  Where Russian Energy Policy Leaves Europe with Regards to Its Energy Security.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  101 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475887
The "gas wars" between Russia and Ukraine in early 2006, as well as the disruption of gas transiting Belarus in January 2007, posed serious implications for an already energy-deprived Europe.  Russia's aging infrastructure, infamously inefficient domestic consumption, and current state of affairs, raises considerable doubts over its ability to supply consistent levels of energy to downstream markets.  Can Europe truly depend upon Russia to supply energy when and where they promise?

Winchester, Robert F.  European Energy Security:  Wrestling the Russian Bear for Caspian Natural Gas.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, April 2007.  35 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA471533
Examines the European Union's growing dependency on natural gas and Russia's reliability as a natural gas supplier in view of European Union strategic energy security needs.

Books

Monaghan, Andrew.  Stakhanov to the Rescue?  Russian Coal and the Troubled Emergence of a Russian Energy Strategy.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, November 2007.  22 p.  (Russian series, 07/34)
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2834%29AM.pdf
Book call no.:  338.2724 M734s

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Russia-Central Asia:  Existing and Potential Oil and Gas Trade.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, February 2008.  18 p.
Book call no.:  338.27280947 P222r

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Structural Interdependence of Russia and Central Asia in the Oil and Gas Sectors.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2007.  13 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/ca/07%2816%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  338.2728 P222s

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Energy Interests in the Balkans.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2008.  7 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/balkan/08%2807%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  338.27280947 S655r

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Government Reform.  Subcommittee on Energy and Resources and Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations.  Energy As a Weapon:  Implications for U. S. Policy.  Joint Hearing.  109th Congress, 2nd session, May 16, 2006.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  140 p.
Includes testimony on "Russian Energy Policy and its Challenge to Western Policy Makers", pp 74-87.
Book call no.:  333.823095 U58e

United States.  Congress.  Senate.  Committee on Foreign Relations.  Subcommittee on International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion.  Energy Supplies in Eurasia and Implications for U. S. Energy Security.  Hearing.  109th Congress, 1st session, September 27, 2005.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  75 p.
Includes several witnesses' testimony about energy resources in Russia and Central Asia.  A table on page 31 shows estimates of Eurasian oil and gas reserves and resources.
Book call no.:  333.823095 U58e

Periodicals

Baev, Pavel K.  Russia Aspires to the Status of "Energy Superpower".  Strategic Analysis 31:447-465 May 2007.
Analyzes developments, problems and prospects in the three key sectors -- oil, gas, and nuclear energy -- and argues that Russia's "energy ideology" remains raw and inconsistent and has only helped contribute to the global "energy insecurity".

Bagirov, A.  Russia - US Cooperation and Global Energy Security.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:106-112 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31652809&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Baran, Zeyno.  EU Energy Security:  Time to End Russian Leverage.  Washington Quarterly 30:131-144 Autumn 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2007.30.4.131

Barnes, Andrew.  Industrial Property in Russia:  The Return of the State and a Focus on Oil.  SAIS Review 27:47-62 Summer-Fall 2007.

Blank, Stephen J.  Can East Asia Dare to Tie Its Energy Security to Russia and Kazakhstan?  Journal of East Asian Affairs 21:93-137 Spring-Summer 2007.

Bruce, Chloe.  Power Resources:  The Political Agenda in Russo-Moldovan Gas Relations.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:29-47 May-June 2007.
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Chuen, Cristina Hansell and Reistad, Ole.  Sea Fission:  Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plants.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:48-52 December 2007.
Moscow has announced its intention to launch one floating nuclear power plant each year and export plants to other countries.

An Energy Cold War?  Wilson Quarterly 32:87-88 Spring 2008.
Citing an "aggression index" they compiled, the authors found that the higher the price of oil over the past seven years, the more likely Russia has been to sell arms to terror-sponsoring states, conduct threatening military exercises, and interrupt energy supplies to neighbors.
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Ford, Neil.  Gas Guzzler:  Gazprom Tightens Grip on Central Asia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:56-57 July 2007.

Ford, Neil.  Hungry Eyes:  Gazprom Looks to Nigeria Gas for Investment.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:54-55 May 2008.
Russian firm Gazprom is considering investing in Nigeria's gas sector.  This has potential ramifications for European energy security, given that Europe is looking to Nigerian gas as a means of reducing its reliance on imports from Russia.

Glenny, Misha.  Gas and Gangsters.  New Statesman 137:24-27 March 3, 2008.
Discusses the strategic use of oil and natural gas supplies produced in Russia, examines evidence that Russia has re-constituted the tactics of the Cold War, and describes the uneasy foreign relations between Great Britain and the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.
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Goldthau, Andreas.  Resurgent Russia?  Rethinking Energy, Inc.  Policy Review No. 147:53-63 February-March 2008.
Discusses Russia's energy industries, and argues that its energy dealings, as demonstrated by the firm Gazprom, reveal a desire to maximize profit rather than to project state power.
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Haslam, Jonathan.  A Pipeline Runs Through It.  National Interest  No. 92:73-79 November-December 2007.
As a resurgent power, Russia may wield its newest and most powerful weapon -- a growing natural resource monopoly.
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Kasaev, E.  Baghdad "Traps" for the Russian Oil Business.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 6:43-51 2007.
Also available online at:   http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31418948&site=ehost-live

Katik, Mevlut.  In the Pipeline:  Russia Rivals Turkey for Oil Projects.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:56-57 June 2007.
A trans-Balkan pipeline will be the only one on EU and NATO territory controlled by Moscow, while Turkey is countering with its own pipeline, and Balkan states are considering a separate oil pipeline.

Kryukov, Valeriy and Moe, Arild.  Russia's Oil Industry:  Risk Aversion in a Risk-Prone Environment.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48, No. 3:341-357 2007.

Kuz'min, B. and others.  Corporate Governance and Gazprom.  Russian Social Science Review 49:60-76 March-April 2008.
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Marten, Kimberly.  Russian Efforts to Control Kazakhstan's Oil:  The Kumkol Case.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:18-37 January-March 2007.

Medvedev, A.  Russian Gas Export:  Present and Future.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 6:98-104 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31418955&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Monaghan, Andrew.  Russia's Energy Diplomacy:  A Political Idea Lacking a Strategy?  Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 7:275-288 June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1468%2d3857&volume=7&issue=2&spage=275

Nichol, Jim and others.  Russia's Cutoff of Natural Gas to Ukraine:  Context and Implications.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 1:1-8 2007.

Pirog, Robert.  Russian Oil and Gas Challenges.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 6:82-99 Fall 2007.
Also available online at:  https://consortium.pims.org/russian-oil-and-gas-challenges

Proedrou, Filippos.  The EU-Russia Energy Approach under the Prism of Interdependence.  European Security 16:329-355 September-December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d2839&volume=16&issue=3&spage=329

Sagers, Matthew J.  Developments in Russian Gas Production since 1998:  Russia's Evolving Gas Supply Strategy.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 48, no. 6:651-698 2007.

Sloggett, Dave.  Cold Affront:  Icy Reaction to Russia's Arctic Exploration.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:56-57 September 2007.
Climate change has allowed surveys of the Arctic Ocean bed that hint at significant deposits of oil and gas.  Russia's mission to plant a flag on the Arctic seabed highlights the growing competition over the region.

Sokova, Elena and Chuen, Cristina Hansell.  Nuclear Power Broker.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63:51-54 September-October 2007.
Russia hopes to establish an international uranium enrichment center that will operate as a transparent, reliable source of low-enriched uranium for nuclear power production.  Moscow sees this not only as a chance to inject some needed business into its nuclear industry, but also as a workable nonproliferation measure to discourage nuclear-power-seeking nations from building their own enrichment facilities.
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Starobin, Paul.  Send Me to Siberia.  National Geographic 213:60-85 June 2008.
Siberian oil fields produce 70 percent of Russia's oil, helping the country in its role as the world's top crude oil producer. Article discusses the positive and negative effects of the oil industry.


Foreign Policy


Internet Resources

Aslund, Anders.  Putin's Lurch Toward Tsarism and Neoimperialism:  Why the United States Should Care.  Demokratizatsiya 16:17-25 Winter 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31161356&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Cohen, Ariel.  Domestic Factors Driving Russia's Foreign Policy.  Washington, Heritage Foundation, November 19, 2007.  (Backgrounder, #2084).
Available online at:  http://www.heritage.org/Research/RussiaandEurasia/bg2084.cfm

Fahrenkrug, David T.  Enduring Empires:  Strategies of Imperial Persistence.  Chicago, Chicago University, Department of Political Science, August 2006.  281 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA452259
Examines the imperial relationships of the former Soviet Union, including the 15 republics, Eastern Europe, and the autonomous regions of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, now known as the Russian Federation.  Attempts to demonstrate how variations in coercion, institutions, and integration affected the persistence of the Soviet Empire, and are affecting the Russian Federation today.

Makarychev, Andrey S.  Rebranding Russia:  Norms, Politics and Power.  Brussels, Belgium, Centre for European Policy Studies, February 2008.  38 p.
Available online at:  http://shop.ceps.eu/BookDetail.php?item_id=1608&
Focuses on a set of case studies highlighting the normative and non-normative dimensions of Russian foreign policy.  These include Russia-EU transborder cooperation, Moscow’s policies towards Estonia, Poland, Ukraine/Georgia and the UK, Russian strategies in the "war on terror" and energy issues.

Staun, Jorgen.  Siloviki Versus Liberal-Technocrats:  The Fight for Russia and Its Foreign Policy.  Copenhagen, Denmark, Danish Institute for International Studies, July 2007.  70 p.  (DIIS Report 2007:9).
Available online at:  http://www.diis.dk/sw39689.asp

Internet Resources (Student Research)

Beene, Eric A. and others.  U. S., Russia, and the Global War on Terror:  "Shoulder to Shoulder" into Battle?  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, March 2005.  355 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477122
Reviews the broader foreign policies of the US and Russia, then specifically examines each nation's perspectives on the War on Terrorism and on cooperation.

Phillips, William M.  Russian Oil and Natural Gas:  Strategic Culture and Security Implications of European Dependence.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  119 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475767

Roettger, Glenn D.  Over a Barrel:  Where Russian Energy Policy Leaves Europe with Regards to Its Energy Security.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  101 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475887
The "gas wars" between Russia and Ukraine in early 2006, as well as the disruption of gas transiting Belarus in January 2007, posed serious implications for an already energy-deprived Europe.  Russia's aging infrastructure, infamously inefficient domestic consumption, and current state of affairs, raises considerable doubts over its ability to supply consistent levels of energy to downstream markets.  Can Europe truly depend upon Russia to supply energy when and where they promise?

Books

Blank, Stephen J.  Towards a New Russia Policy.  Carlisle, PA, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, February 2008.  140 p.
East-West relations have noticeably deteriorated, and Russia's behavior has become commensurately more self-assertive.  Key arms control achievements are in jeopardy, and Russia claims to be facing an array of growing threats, most prominently from America.  In fact, Russia demands more respect from and equality with Washington and a free hand in world politics.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477748
Book call no.:  327.73047 B642t

Lucas, Edward.  The New Cold War:  The Future of Russia and the Threat to the West.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  261 p.
Book call no.:  327.4701821 L933n

Miller, Robert F.  Russia and Europe:  National Identity, National Interest, Pragmatism, or Delusions of Empire?  Canberra, Australian National University, Department of International Relations, May 2006.  30 p.  (Working paper, 2006/1)
"The sudden jump in petroleum and natural gas revenues, the war in Iraq which largely produced it, and the evident fragmentation of Western unity provided Putin with opportunities to play Washington off against the European Union and to leverage Russia's newly found strategic position against both China and the US to pursue Russia's great power identity and interests, with a primary focus on Europe."
Also available online at:  http://rspas.anu.edu.au/ir/pubs/work_papers/06-1.pdf
Book call no.:  947.086 M649r

Nation, R. Craig and Trenin, Dmitri.  Russian Security Strategy Under Putin:  U. S. and Russian Perspectives.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, November 2007.  49 p.
Consists of two papers:  (1) U. S. Interests in the New Eurasia, by R. Craig Nation, pp 1-34; (2) Russia's Threat Perception and Strategic Posture, by Dmitri Trenin, pp 35-47. From summary:  "Russia sees itself facing increasing military-political and strategic threats all along its frontiers.  Recent Russian policies reflect that perception and Moscow’s adaptation to it.  We may think this threat perception to be misguided, even bizarrely misconceived, given our own beliefs about what American policy is and what its goals are.  Nevertheless, the strongest forces in the Russian policy community have bought into that vision and have made policy accordingly."
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=829
Book call no.:  355.033047 R9694

Rumer, Eugene B.  Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin.  New York, Routledge, for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007.  100 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 390)
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no. 390

Sherr, James.  Russia and the West:  A Reassessment.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, January 2008.  43 p.  (Shrivenham Papers, no. 6)
Russia is not reviving the Cold War, but classical Realpolitik with a strong geo-economic emphasis.  Although Russia is not a global threat, it seeks to be both enabler and spoiler.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/monographs/Shrivenham%20Paper%206.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 S553r

Smith, Mark A.  A Review of Russian Foreign Policy.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, July 2007.  11 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2820%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 S655rb

The Strategic Balance in Northeast Asia.  Seoul, Korea Research Institute for Strategy, 2007.  391 p.
Chapter 5:  New Security and Defense Policy for a "Strong Russia", pp 197-256.
Book call no.:  355.0330519 H239s 2007

Periodicals

Areshev, A.  CFE:  An Archaic Treaty and New Reality.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:12-22 2008.
Presents a Russian viewpoint regarding the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).  Russia suspended its participation in the Treaty in December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31652790&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

An Energy Cold War?  Wilson Quarterly 32:87-88 Spring 2008.
Citing an "aggression index" they compiled, the authors found that the higher the price of oil over the past seven years, the more likely Russia has been to sell arms to terror-sponsoring states, conduct threatening military exercises, and interrupt energy supplies to neighbors.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1465599151&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Goldman, Stuart D.  Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U. S. Interests.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 4:421-444 2007.

Katz, Mark.  Assertive, But Alone.  World Today 63:29-31 November 2007.
Comments that Russia's foreign policy has become more assertive since the speech of President Vladimir Putin in which he stated that the United States has overstepped its national borders.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1382721611&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Krastev, Ivan.  What Russia Wants.  Foreign Policy No. 166:48-51 May-June 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=31803223&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kuvaldin, V.  The Quest for Russia's Foreign Policy.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, no. 4:64-73 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853394&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Lieven, Anatol.  The Mutual Responsibility and Irresponsibility of the West and Russia.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 5:21-33 2007.
Analyzes the roots of the growing hostility between Russia and the West, and makes recommendations for how Western, and to a lesser extent Russian policies can be changed in order to halt this downward spiral.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27714480&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Lynch, Allen.  The Putin Succession and Russian Foreign Policy.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 14:53-64 Winter 2007.

Rasizade, Alec.  Putin's Mission in the Russian Thermidor.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41:1-25 March 2008.
Points to the historical analogies between the contemporary stage in the Russian political evolution and the classical post-revolutionary periods in the French and Soviet history, known as Thermidorian Reaction.
Also available online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/

Rywkin, Michael.  Russia:  In Quest of Superpower Status.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:13-21 January-February 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1080%2d3920&volume=30&issue=1&spage=13

Sakwa, Richard.  "New Cold War" or Twenty Years' Crisis?  Russia and International Politics.  International Affairs 84:241-267 March 2008.
"The opportunity to integrate Russia into the hegemonic international order may have been missed because of what is seen in Moscow as the resolute hostility of groups in the West who continue to pursue Cold War aims of isolating and containing Russia... the world faces the danger of the onset of a new era of great power bloc politics, thus restoring a Cold War structure to the international system."
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2008.00702.x

Trenin, Dmitri.  Pragmatic Power:  Russia's Assertive Foreign Policy.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:32-35 January 2008.

Tsygankov, Andrei P.  Russia's International Assertiveness:  What Does It Mean for the West?  Problems of Post-Communism 55:38-55 March-April 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31601938&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Vego, Milan N.  Russia and the Return of Geopolitics.  Joint Force Quarterly No. 45:8-15 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i45/6.pdf


Foreign Relations

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General Information

Internet Resources

Russia and the Arctic:  The "Last Dash North".  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, September 2007.  20 p.
Available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2826%29MAS-KG.pdf
Examines Russian attention to the geopolitical competition that is looming with Canada, the USA and Denmark in regard to prospective oil and natural gas resources in the North Pole region.  There is widespread Russian domestic political support for the view that Russia's claims in the Arctic are 'rightful compensation' for suzerainties lost in Europe.

Books

Nation, R. Craig and Trenin, Dmitri.  Russian Security Strategy Under Putin:  U. S. and Russian Perspectives.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, November 2007.  49 p.
Consists of two papers:  (1) U. S. Interests in the New Eurasia, by R. Craig Nation, pp 1-34; (2) Russia's Threat Perception and Strategic Posture, by Dmitri Trenin, pp 35-47.  From summary:  "Russia sees itself facing increasing military-political and strategic threats all along its frontiers. Recent Russian policies reflect that perception and Moscow’s adaptation to it.  We may think this threat perception to be misguided, even bizarrely misconceived, given our own beliefs about what American policy is and what its goals are.  Nevertheless, the strongest forces in the Russian policy community have bought into that vision and have made policy accordingly."
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=829
Book call no.:  355.033047 R9694

Overholt, William H.  Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008.  322 p.
Chapter Seven:  Russia and Its Near Abroad, pp 205-222.
Book call no.:  327.7305 O96a

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Russia -- Lost in Translation:  The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007.  388 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 S554r

Smith, Mark and Aldis, Anne.  Putin on International Security.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, United Kingdom Defence Academy, February 2007.  2 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2805%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 M655p

Zubok, Vladislav M.  A Failed Empire:  The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev.  Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2007.  467 p.
Book call no.:  947.085 Z93f

Periodicals

Aalto, Pami.  Russia's Quest for International Society and the Prospects for Regional-Level International Societies.  International Relations 21, No. 4:459-478 2007.

Does Present-Day Russia Need to Scrap Old Ceilings on Conventional Weapons?  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 59:8 August 8-15, 2007.

Finn, Peter.  Putin Withdraws Russia from Major Arms Treaty.  Washington Post, p A-8, December 1, 2007.
On November 30, 2007, Vladimir Putin signed a law suspending Russia's participation in a major conventional arms treaty that had limited NATO and Russian military deployments in Europe.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1391495781&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Ignatov, A. and Shipilov, S.  Russia and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation).  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:45-53 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31652795&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kolodkin, A. and Glandin, S.  The Russian Flag on the North Pole.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 6:6-16 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31418944&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Monaghan, Andrew.  Russia's Energy Diplomacy:  A Political Idea Lacking a Strategy?  Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 7:275-288 June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1468%2d3857&volume=7&issue=2&spage=275

Rose, Richard and Munro, Neil.  Do Russians See Their Future in Europe or the CIS?  Europe-Asia Studies 60:49-66 January 2008.
More than two thirds of Russians see their country's future with the Commonwealth of Independent States; less than one third see it with Europe.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=60&issue=1&spage=49

Sakwa, Richard.  "New Cold War" or Twenty Years' Crisis? Russia and International Politics.  International Affairs 84:241-267 March 2008.
"The opportunity to integrate Russia into the hegemonic international order may have been missed because of what is seen in Moscow as the resolute hostility of groups in the West who continue to pursue Cold War aims of isolating and containing Russia... The world faces the danger of the onset of a new era of great power bloc politics, thus restoring a Cold War structure to the international system."
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2008.00702.x

Tsygankov, Andrei P.  Russia's International Assertiveness:  What Does It Mean for the West?  Problems of Post-Communism 55:38-55 March-April 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31601938&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Asia

Internet Resources

Bellaqua, James.  China-Russia:  Relations in the Early 21st Century.  Alexandria, VA, Center for Naval Analyses, May 2007.  30 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA470567

Blagov, Sergei.  Russia and China:  United by Foreign Policy, Divided by Energy Prices.  Eurasia Daily Monitor  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, May 27, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373090

McDermott, Roger.  Russia "Boosts" Military Presence in Central Asia.  Eurasia Daily Monitor  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 11, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373132

Signs Point to Cooling Ties Between Russia, North Korea.  East-Asia-Intel Reports, p 13, July 18, 2007.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=26053074&site=ehost-live

Books

Levin, Michael L.  The Next Great Clash:  China and Russia vs. the United States.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  195 p.
Book call no.:  327.51073 L665n

Monaghan, Andrew.  Russia and the Security of Europe's Energy Supplies:  Security in Diversity?  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2007.  18 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/special/07%2802%29AM.pdf
Book call no.:  333.79094 M734r

Overholt, William H.  Asia, America, and the Transformation of Geopolitics.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008.  322 p.
Russia and China, pp 214-217.
Book call no.:  327.7305 O96a

Paramonov, Vladimir.  Economic Involvement of Russia and China in Central Asia.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2007.  12 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/ca/07%2812%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  337.4705 P222e

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Russia-Central Asia:  Existing and Potential Oil and Gas Trade.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, February 2008.  18 p.
Book call no.:  338.27280947 P222r

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Structural Interdependence of Russia and Central Asia in the Oil and Gas Sectors.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, June 2007.  13 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/ca/07%2816%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  338.2728 P222s

Russia:  Re-Emerging Great Power, edited by Roger E. Kanet.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  229 p.
Chapter 7:  Russia and China in the New Central Asia:  The Security Agenda, by John Berryman, pp 152-172; Chapter 8:  The US Challenge to Russian Influence in Central Asia and the Caucasus, pp 173-194.
Book call no.:  320.947 R9693

Russian Strategic Thought Toward Asia, edited by Gilbert Rozman and others.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan 2006, 263 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0659/2006041843-t.html

Book call no.:  355.033047 R9693

Periodicals

Blank, Stephen J.  Can East Asia Dare to Tie Its Energy Security to Russia and Kazakhstan?  Journal of East Asian Affairs 21:93-137 Spring-Summer 2007.

Deng, Yong.  Remolding Great Power Politics:  China's Strategic Partnerships with Russia, the European Union, and India.  Journal of Strategic Studies 30:863-903 August-October 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0140%2d2390&volume=30&issue=4&spage=863

Ferdinand, Peter.  Sunset, Sunrise:  China and Russia Construct a New Relationship.  International Affairs 83:841-867 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2007.00659.x

Ford, Neil.  Gas Guzzler:  Gazprom Tightens Grip on Central Asia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:56-57 July 2007.

Gouchan, Liu.  Russia and China:  Neighbors, Partners, World Powers.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, no. 4:136-146 2007.
Interview with China's Ambassador to the Russian Federation.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853403&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hu, Shaohua.  Assessing Russia's Role in Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations.  Issues & Studies 43:39-76 December 2007.
Reviews Russia's Taiwan policy in different eras, discusses the importance of Russia to cross-Strait relations, and presents three options Russia might face in a cross-Strait conflict.

Kabanov, O.  Forty Years of Russia-Malaysia Diplomatic Relations.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, no. 4:131-135 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853402&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kuchins, Andrew.  Russia and China:  The Ambivalent Embrace.  Current History 106:321-327 October 2007.
The "strategic partnership" established in 1996 by Yeltsin and Chinese President Jiang Zemin, though it appeared long on rhetoric and short on substance when Putin assumed power in 2000, has taken on considerable weight as economic and political cooperation has deepened.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1366177491&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Losiukov, A.  Russia-Thailand:  110 Years on the Path of Mutual Understanding.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, no. 4:121-130 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853401&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Marsh, Christopher.  Russia Plays the China Card.  National Interest No. 92:68-73 November-December 2007.
"Russia and China are strengthening their ties, but don't bet on an alliance -- that is, unless poor U. S. policy drives them together."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27617882&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Marten, Kimberly.  Russian Efforts to Control Kazakhstan's Oil:  The Kumkol Case.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:18-37 January-March 2007.

Mirkasymov, Bakhtiyar.  Russian Policy to Asian Regionalism.  Asia-Pacific Revew 14:82-96 November 2007.
Russia has been pursuing more proactive policies in Asia, including Russian participation in different regional organizations and processes.

A New High in Sino-Russian Relations.  Beijing Review 51:14 January 24, 2008.

Patrikeeff, Felix.  Redefining Ideology:  Russia and Asia in the Putin Era.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 2:105-118 2007.

Rao, Radhakrishna.  Why Does India Prefer Israel Over Russia?  Military Technology 32:8 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1472602861&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Saito, Yasuo.  "To Japan, Russia is an Important Neighbor."  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 6:122-134 2007.
Interview with the Ambassador of Japan to the Russian Federation.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31418958&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Saplin, V.  Russia-Japan:  How to End Relations' Asymmetry?  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, no. 4:98-103 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853398&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shcherbakov, Vladimir.  Eastern Dragon Backed by Double-Headed Eagle:  Russian Naval Industry Helps China to Raise Its Naval Power.  Naval Forces 28, No. 6:58-65 2007.
Focuses on the naval relations between Russia and China, and reveals that the basis of China's increasing naval power was formed by Russian multibillion dollar weapons packages.  Chinese designers also copied successful Soviet and Russian systems.  Throughout their transactions, Russo-Sino military-technical cooperation had become a complex affair.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=28535350&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Weitz, Richard.  China and Russia Hand in Hand:  Will It Work?  Global Asia 2:52-63 Winter 2007.
Also available online at:  http://globalasia.org/pdf/issue4/v2n3_weitz.pdf

Ziegler, Charles E.  Putin Comes to Shove in Asia.  Far Eastern Economic Review 171:20-24 January-February 2008.
Examines Russia's progress and shortcomings as it seeks to expand its influence in Asia.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1423249371&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Europe

Internet Resources

Emerson, Michael.  Time to Think of a Strategic Bargain with Russia.  Brussels, Belgium, Centre for European Policy Studies, May 2008.  6 p.
Available online at:  http://shop.ceps.eu/BookDetail.php?item_id=1649&

Francis, David.  Dependence on Russian Gas Worries Some - But Not All - European Countries.  Christian Science Monitor, p 6, March 6, 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1440368901&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
A month after Russia cut off gas supplies to the Ukraine for the first time in 2006, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the European Union - which gets 40 percent of its gas from Russia - needed to develop a common energy policy over the next 15 years to guarantee supply security.  Instead, the EU has adopted a plan to cut emissions and improve energy efficiency in member states by 20 percent by the year 2020 as a means to lessen dependence on Russian fuel.

Laruelle, Marlene.  Russo-Turkish Rapprochement Through the Idea of Eurasia:  Alexander Dugin’s Networks in Turkey.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 2008.  13 p.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/docs/Jamestown-LaruelleRussoTurkish.pdf

Russia, France Differ on World Politics but Economic Relations Developing.  World News Connection May 22, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=tsh&AN=CEP20080522009001&site=ehost-live

Torbakov, Igor.  Making Sense of the Current Phase of Turkish-Russian Relations.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, October 2007.  19 p.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/docs/Jamestown-TorbakovTurkeyRussia.pdf

Internet Resources (Student Research)

Marek, Larry T.  The Caspian Sea Pipeline:  A Clear Strategic U. S. Interest.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, May 2007.  33 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA471547
Examines how, after the pipeline's completion, the US can still actively pursue its interests without destabilizing Central Asia.  Author describes what the region has to offer the world and what challenges the countries in the Caspian Sea region face in their pursuit of energy.

Winchester, Robert F.  European Energy Security:  Wrestling the Russian Bear for Caspian Natural Gas.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Army War College, April 2007.  35 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA471533
Examines the European Union's growing dependency on natural gas and Russia's reliability as a natural gas supplier in view of European Union strategic energy security needs.

Books

Bugajski, Janusz.  The Eastern Dimension of America's New European Allies.  Carlisle, PA, Army War College. Strategic Studies Institute, October 2007.  185 p.
Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia face serious obstacles to their Euro-Atlantic integration, including internal political divisions, Moscow's resistance to further NATO and EU expansion, and the hesitation of EU and Allied capitals in offering clear membership prospects.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA473997
Book call no.:  355.031091821 B931e

The Changing Politics of European Security:  Europe Alone?, edited by Stefan Ganzle and Allen G. Sens.  New York, Palgrave Macmillian, 2007.  242 p.
Chapter 7:  Russia and the ESDP:  Partnership Strategy versus Strategic Partnership, by Dmitry Danilov, pp 135-158.
Book call no.:  355.03304 C4561

Miller, Robert F.  Russia and Europe:  National Identity, National Interest, Pragmatism, or Delusions of Empire?  Canberra, Australian National University, Department of International Relations, May 2006.  30 p.  (Working paper, 2006/1)
"The sudden jump in petroleum and natural gas revenues, the war in Iraq which largely produced it, and the evident fragmentation of Western unity provided Putin with opportunities to play Washington off against the European Union and to leverage Russia's newly found strategic position against both China and the US to pursue Russia's great power identity and interests, with a primary focus on Europe."
Also available online at:  http://rspas.anu.edu.au/ir/pubs/work_papers/06-1.pdf
Book call no.:  947.086 M649r

Monaghan, Andrew.  The UK and Russia:  A Troubled Relationship (Part 1).  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, May 2007.  63 p.
Book call no.:  327.41047 U34

Sherr, James.  Russia and the West:  A Reassessment.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, January 2008.  43 p.  (Shrivenham Papers, no. 6)
Russia is not reviving the Cold War, but classical Realpolitik with a strong geo-economic emphasis.  Although Russia is not a global threat, it seeks to be both enabler and spoiler.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/monographs/Shrivenham%20Paper%206.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 S553r

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Energy Interests in the Balkans.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2008.  7 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/balkan/08%2807%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  338.27280947 S655r

Trenin, Dmitri.  Getting Russia Right.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007.  127 p.
Book call no.:  327.73047 T794g

Zourabichvili, Salome.  Fermer Yalta (Closing Yalta).  Paris, Institut d’Etudes de Securite, May 2007.  96 p.  (Chaillot papers, no. 102)
Preface in English, text in French.  Discusses ways to overcome the present difficulties in EU-Russia relations and to engage with Russia in cooperative efforts towards the "common neighborhood".
Book call no.:  327.4047 Z91f

Periodicals

Antonenko, Oksana.  Russia and the Deadlock over Kosovo.  Survival 49:91-105 Autumn 2007.
Russia and the transatlantic community are engaged in a political battle over Kosovo's right to be granted sovereign statehood outside Serbian jurisdiction.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0039%2d6338&volume=49&issue=3&spage=91

Baran, Zeyno.  EU Energy Security:  Time to End Russian Leverage.  Washington Quarterly 30:131-144 Autumn 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2007.30.4.131

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Missile Defenses and Mother Russia:  Scarecrow or Showstopper?  European Security 16:289-306 September-December 2007.
Argues that missile defenses will neither derail the post-Cold War political relationship between the US and Russia nor repeal the existence of mutual deterrence as between their respective nuclear arsenals.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d2839&volume=16&issue=3&spage=289

Cowan, Gerrard.  Briefing:  French and Russian Defence Co-Operation.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:28-30 March 5, 2008.

Glenny, Misha.  Gas and Gangsters.  New Statesman 137:24-27 March 3, 2008.
Discusses the strategic use of oil and natural gas supplies produced in Russia, examines the evidence that Russia has re-constituted the tactics of the Cold War, and describes the uneasy foreign relations between the Russian government of Vladimir Putin and Great Britain.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31140543&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Goldman, Marshall I.  Russia and the West:  Mutually Assured Distrust.  Current History 106:314-320 October 2007.

Iskenderov, Pyotr.  Sarkozy Won't Become "Friend Nicolas".   Current Digest of the Post -Soviet Press 59:16 September 26, 2007.

Jian, Zhang.  The Development of EU-Russian Relations.  Contemporary International Relations 18:74-87 January-February 2008.

Kagan, Robert.  New Europe, Old Russia.  Washington Post, p A19, February 6, 2008.
Russia and the European Union are neighbors geographically, but geopolitically they live in different centuries.  A 21st-century European Union, with its ambition to transcend power politics and build an order based on laws and institutions, confronts a Russia that behaves like a traditional 19th-century power.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1424417911&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kaveshnikov, Nikolay.  The European Union in the Russian Press.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 23:396-424 September 2007.
Considers the Russian elite's perception of the EU, as reflected in newspaper publications.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3279&volume=23&issue=3&spage=396

Kiniklioglu, Suat and Morkva, Valeriy.  An Anatomy of Turkish-Russian Relations.  Southeast European and Black Sea Studies 7:533-553 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1468%2d3857&volume=7&issue=4&spage=533

Kozin, Vladimir P.  NATO and Russia Square Off over US BMD.  Jane's International Defence Review 40:28-29 July 2007.

Kvitsinsky, Y. and Shtodina, I.  Today Kosovo, Tomorrow the World?  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 4:22-32 2007.
Offers a Russian perspective on Kosovo.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26853390&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

O'Dwyer, Gerard.  Russia Engages with Nordic Neighbors.  Defense News 23:11 January 28, 2008.
Reports on the efforts of Russia to reassure the governments of Norway, Finland and Sweden that its defense-building programs and increased military exercises pose no security threat.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Ozbay, Fatih and Aras, Bulent.  Polish-Russian Relations:  History, Geography and Geopolitics.  East European Quarterly 42:27-42 March 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31323310&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Proedrou, Filippos.  The EU-Russia Energy Approach under the Prism of Interdependence.  European Security 16:329-355 September-December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d2839&volume=16&issue=3&spage=329

Rubinskiy, Yu.  Moscow - Paris:  The Dialogue Goes On.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:23-31 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31652791&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shlapentokh, Dmitry.  Russia Rising:  Putin's Prods at the West Belie Its Natural Affinity with Old Europe.  Armed Forces Journal 144:24-27 May 2007.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Slocombe, Walter B.  Europe, Russia and American Missile Defence.  Survival 50:19-24 April-May 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0039%2d6338&volume=50&issue=2&spage=19

Yanik, Lerna K.  Allies or Partners? Appraisal of Turkey's Ties to Russia, 1991-2007.  East European Quarterly 41:349-370 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26998526&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Former Soviet Union

Internet Resources

Hunter, Zoe M. and others.  Implications of an Independent Kosovo for Russia's Near Abroad.  Washington, Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, October 2007.  43 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA473226
Evaluates the argument that Kosovo's situation represents a precedent for separatists elsewhere by comparing it to the four regions in the Former Soviet Union most often cited in relation to it:  Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia, Transdniestria in Moldova, and Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan.

Socor, Vladimir.  Russia Deploys Railway Troops to Abkhazia.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 3, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373110

Weir, Fred.  Putin Eyes Full Merger with Belarus.  Christian Science Monitor, p 1, December 10, 2007.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1395560291&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Books

Deyermond, Ruth.  Security and Sovereignty in the Former Soviet Union.  Boulder, CO, Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008.  231 p.
The table of contents is available at:  http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0720/2007024798.html

Book call no.:  327.47 D528s

Nation, R. Craig.  Russia, the United States, and the Caucasus.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2007.  40 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub764.pdf
Book call no.:  327.475 N277r

Russia:  Re-Emerging Great Power, edited by Roger E. Kanet.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  229 p.
Chapter 4:  Russia's Transdniestria Policy:  Means, Ends and Great Power Trajectories, by Graeme P. Herd, pp 81-106; Chapter 5:  Putin's Attempts to Subjugate Georgia:  From Sabre-Rattling to the Power of the Purse, by Bertil Nygren, pp 107-123; Chapter 6:  Governance and Diplomacy as Attributes of a Great Power:  Russia and the Three Enclaves -- Kaliningrad, Nagorno-Karabakh and Nakhchivan, by Susanne Nies, pp 124-151.
Book call no.:  320.947 R9693

Periodicals

Bruce, Chloe.  Power Resources:  The Political Agenda in Russo-Moldovan Gas Relations.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:29-47 May-June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25337099&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Chivers, C. J.  Georgia Accuses Russia of Downing Drone Over Breakaway Region.  New York Times, p A14, April 22, 2008.
Georgia accused Russia on Monday of violating its airspace and using a MIG fighter jet to shoot down a Georgian reconnaissance drone over the separatist territory of Abkhazia on April 20.  Russia's Air Force denied the Georgian claim.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1466381711&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Finn, Peter.  Russia's Moves Add To Strains With Georgia; Buildup in Separatist Area Follows Downing of Drone.  Washington Post, p A10, May 1, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1470956751&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Holding It Together:  The Way Ahead for Georgia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:26-33 September 2007.
Georgia's stability is improving, but significant issues remain with separatist regions and its relationship with Russia.

Komarov, Alexey.  Regional Rapprochement:  Russia and Ukraine Try to Rebuild Aerospace Relations.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 167:44 September 24, 2007.
Also available online:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27145843&site=ehost-live

Lapidus, Gail W.  Between Assertiveness and Insecurity:  Russian Elite Attitudes and the Russia-Georgia Crisis.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:138-155 April-June 2007.

Marples, David R.  Is the Russia-Belarus Union Obsolete?  Problems of Post-Communism 55:25-35 January-February 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31265081&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Nichol, Jim and others.  Russia's Cutoff of Natural Gas to Ukraine:  Context and Implications.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 1:1-8 2007.

Raiklin, Ernest.  Numbering Belarus:  How It Compares with Russia.  Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 33:41-69 Spring 2008.
Recent polls show that Belarus is the country the Russian people view most favorably.

Richters, Katja.  The Moscow Patriarchate in Estonia:  Russian Versus International Concerns.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-11 January-February 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31265079&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Russia to Bolster Ties to Separatist Areas in Georgia.  Wall Street Journal, p A12, April 17, 2008.
Russia said it will upgrade ties with two separatist territories in neighboring Georgia, a move Georgia's government attacked as "creeping annexation" aimed at barring the Caucasus nation from joining NATO.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1463767251&sid=1&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Sanders, Deborah.  U. S. Naval Diplomacy in the Black Sea:  Sending Mixed Messages.  Naval War College Review 60:61-72 Summer 2007.
Focsuses on the preparations for a joint U. S.-Ukrainian multinational exercise and illustrates how goals of American naval diplomacy were thwarted by Ukrainian domestic politics, and how naval presence itself exacerbated already poor relations between Russia and Ukraine.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26639321&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Vujavic, Veljko.  Stalinism and Russian Nationalism:  A Reconceptualization.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:156-183 April-June 2007.

Middle East

Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel K.  Moscow Has Little Success in Expanding Its Role in the Middle East.  Eurasia Daily Monitor  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, April 21, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2372989

Katz, Mark N.  Russia and Qatar.  Middle East Review of International Affairs 11:1-6 December 2007.
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/olj/meria/meria_200712/meria_200712_1_katz.pdf

Lee, Rens.  Iran, Russia, and the Bomb.  Philadelphia, PA, Foreign Policy Research Institute, December 2007.  3 p.
Available online at:  http://www.fpri.org/enotes/200712.lee.iranrussiabomb.html

Smith, Mark A.  Russia and the Persian Gulf:  The Deepening of Russia's Middle East Policy.  Shrivenham, England, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, August 2007.  9 p.
Available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/07%2825%29MAS.pdf

Books

Kreutz, Andrej.  Russia in the Middle East:  Friend or Foe?  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2007.  222 p.
Book call no.:  327.47056 K92r

Russia:  Re-Emerging Great Power, edited by Roger E. Kanet.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  229 p.
Chapter 9:  Russia, Iran and the Nuclear Question:  The Putin Record, by Robert O. Freedman, pp 195-221.
Book call no.:  320.947 R9693

Smith, Mark A.  Russian Perceptions on the Iranian Nuclear Issue.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, October 2007.  7 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/middle-east/07%2833%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47055 S655r

Periodicals

Blackwill, Robert D.  The Three Rs:  Rivalry, Russia, 'Ran.  National Interest No. 93:68-73 January-February 2008.
Discusses the importance of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in confronting the threat of Iran developing a nuclear weapons capability.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28603484&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blanche, Ed.  Back to the Future.  Middle East No. 382:6-10 October 2007.
Russian Navy discussions about the possibilities of restoring bases in Syria, in order to bolster Moscow's drive to regain its influence in the Middle East, have led to speculation about the start of a new Cold War.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1362457161&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Graham, Thomas E.  The Friend of My Enemy.  National Interest No. 95:36-42 May-June 2008.
Argues that there is sufficient overlap in US and Russian interests for a more cooperative approach to ending Iran's pursuit of a nuclear-weapons program.

Hamedani, Nina.  The State of the Russian-Iranian Relationship.  Washington Report on Middle East Affairs 27:75 May-June 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31863270&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Katz, Mark.  Comparing Putin’s and Brezhnev’s Policies Toward the Middle East.  Society 45:177-180 March 2008.

Katz, Mark.  Russian-Iranian Relations in the Ahmadinejad Era.  Middle East Journal 62:202-216 Spring 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1473377571&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Milani, Abbas.  Russia and Iran:  An Anti-Western Alliance?  Current History 106:328-332 October 2007.

Weitz, Richard.  Tehran's Suspicions of Moscow.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 15-16, February 2008.
Iranian-Russian economic relations are expanding, with possibilities for even more profitable exchanges, especially in the energy sector. Nevertheless, suspicions that Moscow will sacrifice Iranian interests in the pursuit of its other priorities continue to harm Russia's commercial reputation in Tehran.

United States

Internet Resources (Student Research)

Beene, Eric A. and others.  U. S., Russia, and the Global War on Terror:  "Shoulder to Shoulder" into Battle?  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, March 2005.  355 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477122
Reviews the broader foreign policies of the US and Russia, then specifically examines each nation's perspectives on the War on Terrorism and on cooperation.

Lazzari, Luigi L.  The Strategic Defense Initiative and the End of the Cold War.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, March 2008.  117 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA479880

Books

Blank, Stephen J.  Towards a New Russia Policy.  Carlisle, PA, Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, February 2008.  140 p.
East-West relations have noticeably deteriorated, and Russia's behavior has become commensurately more self-assertive.  Key arms control achievements are in jeopardy, and Russia claims to be facing an array of growing threats, most prominently from America.  In fact, Russia demands more respect from and equality with Washington and a free hand in world politics.
Also available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA477748
Book call no.:  327.73047 B642t

Levin, Michael L.  The Next Great Clash:  China and Russia vs. the United States.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  195 p.
Book call no.:  327.51073 L665n

Lucas, Edward.  The New Cold War:  The Future of Russia and the Threat to the West.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  261 p.
Book call no.:  327.4701821 L933n

Nation, R. Craig.  Russia, the United States, and the Caucasus.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2007.  40 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub764.pdf
Book call no.:  327.475 N277r

Nation, R. Craig and Trenin, Dmitri.  Russian Security Strategy Under Putin:  U. S. and Russian Perspectives.  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, November 2007.  49 p.
Consists of two papers:  (1) U. S. Interests in the New Eurasia, by R. Craig Nation, pp 1-34; (2) Russia's Threat Perception and Strategic Posture, by Dmitri Trenin, pp 35-47. From summary:  "Russia sees itself facing increasing military-political and strategic threats all along its frontiers.  Recent Russian policies reflect that perception and Moscow’s adaptation to it.  We may think this threat perception to be misguided, even bizarrely misconceived, given our own beliefs about what American policy is and what its goals are.  Nevertheless, the strongest forces in the Russian policy community have bought into that vision and have made policy accordingly."
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=829
Book call no.:  355.033047 R9694

Sherr, James.  The Lobster, the Eagle and the Bear.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, July 2007.  5 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/07%2822%29JGS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.73047 S553L

Sherr, James.  Russia and the West:  A Reassessment.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, January 2008.  43 p.  (Shrivenham Papers, no. 6)
Russia is not reviving the Cold War, but classical Realpolitik with a strong geo-economic emphasis.  Although Russia is not a global threat, it seeks to be both enabler and spoiler.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/monographs/Shrivenham%20Paper%206.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 S553r

Smith, Mark and Aldis, Anne.  Putin on International Security.  Watchfield, Swindon, Conflict Studies Research Centre, United Kingdom Defence Academy, February 2007.  2 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.defac.ac.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russ ian/07%2805%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 M655p

Trenin, Dmitri.  Getting Russia Right.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007.  127 p.
Book call no.:  327.73047 T794g

United States.  Congress.  House.  Committee on Government Reform.  Subcommittee on Energy and Resources and Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations.  Energy As a Weapon:  Implications for U. S. Policy.  Joint Hearing.  109th Congress, 2nd session, May 16, 2006.  Washington, GPO, 2007.  140 p.
Includes testimony on "Russian Energy Policy and its Challenge to Western Policy Makers", pp 74-87.
Book call no.:  333.823095 U58e

Weitz, Richard.  Russian-American Security Cooperation after St. Petersburg:  Challenges and Opportunities.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, April 2007.  53 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB775.pdf
Book call no.:  355.03109470973 W436r

Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Attacking the Shield:  Russia Vows New Missiles If U. S. Builds in Eastern Europe.  Defense News 22:11-16 November 12, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Antonenko, Oksana.  Russia and the Deadlock over Kosovo.  Survival 49:91-105 Autumn 2007.
Russia and the transatlantic community are engaged in a political battle over Kosovo's right to be granted sovereign statehood outside Serbian jurisdiction.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0039%2d6338&volume=49&issue=3&spage=91

Bagirov, A.  Russia - US Cooperation and Global Energy Security.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 1:106-112 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31652809&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Blackwill, Robert D.  The Three Rs:  Rivalry, Russia, 'Ran.  National Interest No. 93:68-73 January-February 2008.
Discusses the importance of cooperation between the U.S. and Russia in confronting the threat of Iran developing a nuclear weapons capability.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28603484&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Bridge, Robert.  10 Reasons Why Russia Can't Trust Uncle Sam.  Moscow News 29:17 July 27-August 2, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1323286351&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Brookes, Peter.  Russia Resurgent:  The Bear Is Back.  Armed Forces Journal 145:10-12+ August 2007.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Going Ballistic Over Missile Defenses:  What Matters and Why.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:449-473 October-December 2007.
"Missile defenses have been a source of controversy between the US and Russia, out of proportion to their technological capabilities and in negligence of strategic and political realities."
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=4&spage=449

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Missile Defenses and Mother Russia:  Scarecrow or Showstopper?  European Security 16:289-306 September-December 2007.
Argues that missile defenses will neither derail the post-Cold War political relationship between the US and Russia nor repeal the existence of mutual deterrence as between their respective nuclear arsenals.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d2839&volume=16&issue=3&spage=289

Cohen, Stephen F.  The Missing Debate.  Nation 286:6-8 May 19, 2008.
Suggests that Russia presents a threat to the U.S. due to its stockpile of nuclear weapons and an increase in Russian nationalism.  Author feels that the breakdown in relations between the two nations is due to U.S. economic policies toward Russia.

Cooper, William H.  Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) Status for Russia and U.S. - Russian Economic Ties.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 23, No. 1-2:15-22 2008.

Fried, Daniel.  Russia:  In Transition or Intransigent?  DISAM Journal 29:76-82 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1429229381&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Frist, William H.  Improving Russian-U. S. Collaboration on Health.  Washington Quarterly 30:7-17 Autumn 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2007.30.4.7

Gee, Alistair.  Not a Cold War, But Certainly a Chill Wind:  Kremlin Leaders Play to Some Old Emotions in Encouraging a Wave of Anti-Americanism.  U. S. News & World Report 144:31-32 February 18, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=29436505&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Goldman, Marshall I.  Russia and the West:  Mutually Assured Distrust.  Current History 106:314-320 October 2007.

Goldman, Stuart D.  Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U. S. Interests.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 4:421-444 2007.

Graham, Thomas E.  The Friend of My Enemy.  National Interest No. 95:36-42 May-June 2008.
Argues that there is sufficient overlap in US and Russian interests for a more cooperative approach to ending Iran's pursuit of a nuclear-weapons program.

Holinger, Christopher T.  Improving Military-to-Military Relations with Russia.  Joint Force Quarterly No. 45:58-61 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i45/15.pdf

Holmes, Erik.  Russian Bombers Off Alaska Coast.  Air Force Times 68:26 April 14, 2008.
Reports on the increasing frequency of interceptions of Russian bomber planes flying off the Alaskan coast by U.S. and Canadian air forces.

Kitfield, James.  From Russia, With Bile.  National Journal 39:64-66 October 20, 2007.
Many experts fear that if something is not done to check Russian provocations and decisively halt the drift in U.S.-Russian relations, the risk of miscalculation and crisis will continue to grow and the legacy of the Bush-Putin years will be distrust and confrontation.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1374576621&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kozin, Vladimir P.  NATO and Russia Square Off over US BMD.  Jane's International Defence Review 40:28-29 July 2007.

Lennox, Duncan.  On the Defensive:  The Future of U. S. Ballistic Missile Defense.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:40-45 August 2007.
Assesses the reasons behind Russian disapproval of a US missile defense system.

Lewis, George N. and Postol, Theodore A.  European Missile Defense:  The Technological Basis of Russian Concerns.  Arms Control Today 37:13-18 October 2007.
Argues that the proposed system could threaten Russia's nuclear deterrent, but a system can be deployed that would offer a suitable defense against Iranian missiles without angering Moscow.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1378723801&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Lieven, Anatol.  The Mutual Responsibility and Irresponsibility of the West and Russia.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 53, No. 5:21-33 2007.
Analyzes the roots of the growing hostility between Russia and the West, and makes recommendations for how Western, and to a lesser extent Russian policies can be changed in order to halt this downward spiral.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27714480&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Marsh, Christopher.  Russia Plays the China Card.  National Interest No. 92:68-73 November-December 2007.
"Russia and China are strengthening their ties, but don't bet on an alliance -- that is, unless poor U. S. policy drives them together."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27617882&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mendelson, Sarah E. and Gerber, Theodore P.  Us and Them:  Anti-American Views of the Putin Generation.  Washington Quarterly 31:131-150 Spring 2008.
"A narrow focus on Putin has overlooked an important political and social development inside Russia.  A new, young generation now reflects his values, favoring restoring a hyper-sovereign Russia and resisting or rejecting international legal norms."
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2008.31.2.131

Nichol, Jim.  Democracy in Russia:  Trends and Implications for U. S. Interests.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22:551-600 2007.

Samson, Victoria.  Prospects for Russian-American Missile Defence Cooperation:  Lessons from RAMOS and JDEC.  Contemporary Security Policy 28:494-512 December 2007.
Argues that by revisiting the history of the Russian-American Observation Satellite System (RAMOS) and the Joint Data Exchange Center (JDEC), we can better evaluate the likelihood of successful future missile defence collaboration between the two countries.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3260&volume=28&issue=3&spage=494

Shlapentokh, Dmitry.  The Big Chill:  Talk of a Renewed Cold War Underscores Common Misunderstanding of Geopolitical Flirtation.  Armed Forces Journal 145:22-25 January 2008.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Simes, Dimitri K.  Losing Russia:  The Cost of Renewed Confrontation.  Foreign Affairs 86:36-52 November-December 2007.
Argues that "although Russia's newfound assertiveness and heavy-handed conduct at home and abroad have been the major causes of mutual disillusionment, the United States bears considerable responsibility for the slow disintegration of the relationship as well."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=27100561&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Slocombe, Walter B.  Europe, Russia and American Missile Defence.  Survival 50:19-24 April-May 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0039%2d6338&volume=50&issue=2&spage=19

Trenin, Dmitri.  Where US and Russian Interests Overlap.  Current History 107:219-224 May 2008.

Weitz, Richard.  Arm Wrestling.  National Interest No. 94:70-75 March-April 2008.
Argues that the current US-Russian strategic arms-control architecture is flawed, focusing more on managing last century's security threats than addressing the main security challenges now facing both countries, especially nuclear proliferation and WMD terrorism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31567639&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Zhiye, Ji.  Rising Russian-Western Tensions in the Global Security Context.  Contemporary International Relations 18:10-16 January-February 2008.

Zonglei, Wei.  Future U. S. - Russian Relations.  Contemporary International Relations 18:69-81 March-April 2008.


History


Books

Bellamy, Chris.  Absolute War:  Soviet Russia in the Second World War.  New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.  813 p.
Book call no.:  940.5347 B435a

Bergstrom, Christer.  Barbarossa -- The Air Battle:  July-December 1941.  North Branch, MN, Specialty Press Publishers, 2007.  144 p.
Book call no.:  940.54217 B499ba

Bergstrom, Christer.  Stalingrad -- The Air Battle:  1942 through January 1943.  North Branch, MN, Specialty Press Publishers, 2007.  144 p.
Book call no.:  940.5421747 B499s

Braithwaite, Rodric.  Moscow 1941:  A City and Its People At War.  New York, Vintage Books, 2007.  398 p.
Book call no.:  940.54217 B184m

Colton, Timothy J.  Yeltsin:  A Life.  New York, Basic Books, 2008.  616 p.
Book call no.: 
92 Y43c

Goodman, Michael S.  Spying on the Nuclear Bear:  Anglo-American Intelligence and the Soviet Bomb.  Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2007.  295 p.
An account of British and American intelligence on the Soviet nuclear weapons program from 1945-1958.
Book call no.:  327.127304709 G653s

Grainger, John D.  The First Pacific War:  Britain and Russia, 1854-56.  Rochester, NY, Boydell Press, 2008.  207 p.
Examines the naval campaign in the Pacific during the Crimean War.
Book call no.:  947.073845 G743f

Hedlund, Stefan.  Russian Path Dependence.  New York, Routledge, 2005.  394 p.
"Russia's transition to a market economy has been tortuous to say the least.  However, this book argues that the arguments and counter-arguments that pitch shock therapy against gradualism are wide of the mark and quite pointless.  Indeed, the reasons for the warped outcomes can actually be traced back through the long sweep of Russian history. "
Book call no.:  330.947 H455r

Katyn:  A Crime without Punishment, edited by Anna M. Cienciala and others; documents translated by Marian Schwartz and others.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2007.  561 p.
Presents 122 documents selected from published Russian and Polish volumes, detailing the Soviet killings, cover-up, admission of the truth, and the Katyn question in Soviet/Russian-Polish relations up to the present.
Book call no.:  940.5405 K19

Koschorrek, Gunter K.  Blood Red Snow:  The Memoirs of a German Soldier on the Eastern Front.  St. Paul, MN, Zenith Press, 2005.  318 p.
Book call no.:  940.548243 K86b

Phillips, Timothy.  Beslan:  The Tragedy of School No. 1.  London, Granta Books, 2007.  291 p.
Examines the deadly Beslan school siege by Chechen terrorists in September 2004.  The author interviewed victims and other townspeople about the siege, in which 1,200 people were held hostage for three days and more than 330 killed.
Book call no.:  363.325094752 P563b

Read, Anthony.  The World on Fire:  1919 and the Battle with Bolshevism.  New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 2008.  379 p.
Book call no.:  909.821 R282w

Russian Empire:  Space, People, Power, 1700-1930, edited by Jane Burbank and others.  Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Press, 2007.  538 p.
Scholars explore the connections between Russia's expansion over vast territories occupied by people of many ethnicities, religions, and political experiences and the evolution of imperial administration and vision.  The table of contents is online at:  http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip074/2006037050.html

Book call no.:  947 R9696

Shepilov, Dmitrii.  The Kremlin's Scholar:  A Memoir of Soviet Politics under Stalin and Khrushchev, edited by Stephen V. Bittner and translated by Anthony Austin.  New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 2007.  444 p.
Book call no.:  947.0852 S548k

Stevens, Carol B.  Russia's Wars of Emergence, 1460-1730.  New York, Pearson Longman, 2007.  329 p.
Book call no.:  947.04 S844r

Periodicals

Bachman, David.  Mobilizing for War:  China's Limited Ability to Cope with the Soviet Threat.  Issues & Studies 43:1-38 December 2007.
Examines the consequences of the Sino-Soviet border conflict in the light of new materials, and shows that the clashes of March 1969 made China's security situation worse.  Argues that China's defense industry was incapable of being mobilized to prepare for a Soviet attack.

Bollinger, Marty.  Did a Soviet Merchant Ship Encounter the Pearl Harbor Strike Force?  Naval War College Review 60:93-110 Autumn 2007.
Examines the supposition that a Soviet merchant vessel detected and reported the Japanese Navy strike force en route to the Pearl Harbor, Hawaii attack.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27392399&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ellis, Frank.  The Great Fatherland War in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russian Literature.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:609-632 October-November 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=4&spage=609

Grau, Lester.  Breaking Contact Without Leaving Chaos:  The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:235-261 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=2&spage=235

Hill, Alexander.  Did Russia Really Go It Alone?  World War II 23:62-66 June-July 2008.
Author suggests that British Lend-Lease assistance to the Soviet Union in late 1941 and early 1942 played a far more significant part in the defense of Moscow and the revival of Soviet fortunes in late 1941 than has been acknowledged.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31972061&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Siddiqi, Asif.  The Man Behind the Curtain.  Air & Space Smithsonian 22:58-63 November 2007.
Presents a biography of Mikhail Tikhonravov, the Soviet space designer of the first artificial satellite Sputnik.

Zhukov, Yuri.  Examining the Authoritarian Model of Counter-insurgency:  The Soviet Campaign Against the Ukrainian Insurgent Army.  Small Wars and Insurgencies 18:439-466 September 2007.
Examines the relationship between regime type and military effectiveness in the often neglected case of Soviet counterinsurgency operations in Western Ukraine, 1944-1959.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0959%2d2318&volume=18&issue=3&spage=439


Nuclear Aspects


Internet Resources

Mizin, Victor.  Russia's "Nuclear Renaissance".  Journal of International Security Affairs 14:  Spring 2008.  63-69.
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/journals/jisa/v14i0/0000848.pdf

Book

Cimbala, Stephen J. and Rainow, Peter Jacob.  Russia and Postmodern Deterrence:  Military Power and Its Challenges for Security.  Washington, Potomac Books, Inc, 2007.  177 p.
Table of contents is online at:  http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0614/2006017772.html

Book call no.:  355.0217 C573ra

Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Attacking the Shield:  Russia Vows New Missiles If U. S. Builds in Eastern Europe.  Defense News 22:11-16 November 12, 2007.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Russian Forces Chief:  Pre-emptive Nuclear Attack Is a Defensive Option.  Defense News 23:12 February 4, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Blair, Bruce G.  Primed and Ready.  Defense Monitor 36:1-5 May-June 2007.
Argues that a Cold War mindset still dominates the United States and Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=25963721&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Chuen, Cristina Hansell and Reistad, Ole.  Sea Fission:  Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plants.  Jane's Intelligence Review 19:48-52 December 2007.
Moscow has announced its intention to launch one floating nuclear power plant each year and export plants to other countries.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Missile Defenses and Mother Russia:  Scarecrow or Showstopper?  European Security 16:289-306 September-December 2007.
Argues that missile defenses will neither derail the post-Cold War political relationship between the US and Russia nor repeal the existence of mutual deterrence as between their respective nuclear arsenals.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d2839&volume=16&issue=3&spage=289

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russia's Evolving Strategic Nuclear Deterrent.  Defense & Security Analysis 23:257-279 September 2007.
This article also appears in the May-June 2007 issue of Comparative Strategy, pp 185-203.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1475%2d1798&volume=23&issue=3&spage=257

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russia's Strategic Nuclear Deterrent:  Realistic or Uncertain?  Comparative Strategy 26:185-203 May-June 2007.
This article also appears in the September 2007 issue of Defense & Security Analysis, pp 257-279.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26165047&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Dvorkin, Vladimir.  Reading Russia's Posture.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63:16-18 July-August 2007.
To understand Russia's defense policy, the general who drafted the country's nuclear doctrine suggests, "Watch what Moscow does, not what it says."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26982120&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Khripunov, Igor.  How Safe is Russia?  Public Risk Perception and Nuclear Security.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:19-29 September/October 2007.
Focuses on the way Russians perceive and rank threats in general -- and nuclear security in particular -- and evaluates a wide range of factors contributing to this process.  Understanding public attitudes may shed light on Russia's past record and current commitment to better nuclear security.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26683785&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Kislyakov, Andrei.  Military Rethinks Nuclear Strategy.  Moscow News 4:15 February 1-7, 2008.

Lewis, George N. and Postol, Theodore A.  European Missile Defense:  The Technological Basis of Russian Concerns.  Arms Control Today 37:13-18 October 2007.
Argues that the proposed system could threaten Russia's nuclear deterrent, but a system can be deployed that would offer a suitable defense against Iranian missiles without angering Moscow.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1378723801&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Ouagrham-Gormley, Sonia Ben.  An Unrealized Nexus?  WMD-Related Trafficking, Terrorism, and Organized Crime in the Former Soviet Union.  Arms Control Today 37:6-13 July-August 2007.
Article is based on an analysis of 183 trafficking incidents that occurred in the former Soviet Union between January 2001 and December 2006.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1314729871&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Sokova, Elena and Chuen, Cristina Hansell.  Nuclear Power Broker.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 63:51-54 September-October 2007.
Russia hopes to establish an international uranium enrichment center that will operate as a transparent, reliable source of low-enriched uranium for nuclear power production.  Moscow sees this not only as a chance to inject some needed business into its nuclear industry, but also as a workable nonproliferation measure to discourage nuclear-power-seeking nations from building their own enrichment facilities.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26982098&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Weitz, Richard.  Arm Wrestling.  National Interest No. 94:70-75 March-April 2008.
Argues that the current US-Russian strategic arms-control architecture is flawed, focusing more on managing last century's security threats than addressing the main security challenges now facing both countries, especially nuclear proliferation and WMD terrorism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31567639&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


Politics and Government


Internet Resources

Fahrenkrug, David T.  Enduring Empires:  Strategies of Imperial Persistence.  Chicago, Chicago University, Department of Political Science, August 2006.  281 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA452259
Examines the imperial relationships of the former Soviet Union, including the 15 republics, Eastern Europe, and the autonomous regions of the Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic, now known as the Russian Federation.  Attempt to demonstrate how variations in coercion, institutions, and integration affected the persistence of the Soviet Empire, and are affecting the Russian Federation today.

Novikov, Evgueni.  Putin's Political Party and the Rise of Sergei Naryshkin.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, August 2007.  (Occasional paper).
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/docs/Jamestown-NovikovNaryshkin.pdf
Focuses on the upcoming 2008 Russian presidential elections, predictions for who will gain the presidency and incumbent President Vladimir Putin's political strategy.

Smith, Mark A.  The Russian Presidential Succession.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, 2008.  7 p.
Available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/csrc/document-listings/russian/08%2801%29MAS.pdf

Books

Comparative Policing:  The Struggle for Democratization, edited by M. R. Haberfeld and Ibrahim Cerrah.  Los Angeles, Sage Publications, 2008.  413 p.
Policing the Russian Federation, by Peter Roudik, pp 139-167.
Book call no.:  363.2 C737

Global Forecast:  The Top Security Challenges of 2008, edited by Carola McGiffert and Craig Cohen.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2007.  60 p.
The Russian Presidential Election, by Andrew C. Kuchins, pp 30-32.
Book call no.:  355.033 G5625

Ledeneva, Alena V.  How Russia Really Works:  The Informal Practices That Shaped Post-Soviet Politics and Business.  Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, 2006.  270 p.
During the Soviet era, "blat" -- the use of personal networks for obtaining goods and services in short supply and for circumventing formal procedures -- was necessary to compensate for the inefficiencies of socialism.  The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a new generation of informal practices.
Book call no.:  320.947 L473h

Lucas, Edward.  The New Cold War:  The Future of Russia and the Threat to the West.  New York, Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.  261 p.
Book call no.:  327.4701821 L933n

MacKinnon, Mark.  The New Cold War:  Revolutions, Rigged Elections, and Pipeline Politics in the Former Soviet Union.  New York, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.  313 p.
Book call no.:  947.0009 M158n

Moraski, Bryon.  Elections by Design:  Parties and Patronage in Russia's Regions.  DeKalb, IL, Northern Illinois University Press, 2006.  164 p.
Investigates the origins of the legislative electoral systems in the eighty-nine regions of the Russian Federation.
Book call no.:  324.630947 M829e

Ostrow, Joel M. and others.  The Consolidation of Dictatorship in Russia:  An Inside View of the Demise of Democracy.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2007.  168 p.
Book call no.:  320.947 O85c

Rose, Richard and others.  Russia Transformed:  Developing Popular Support for a New Regime.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2006.  226 p.
Book call no.:  320.947 R797r

Rumer, Eugene B.  Russian Foreign Policy Beyond Putin.  New York, Routledge, for the International Institute for Strategic Studies, 2007.  100 p.  (Adelphi papers, no. 390)
Chapter Three:  The Domestic Political Setting, pp 43-54.
Book call no.:  909.82 I61a no. 390

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Russia -- Lost in Translation:  The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2007.  388 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 S554r

Zubok, Vladislav M.  A Failed Empire:  The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev.  Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 2007.  467 p.
Book call no.:  947.085 Z93f

Periodicals

2007 Foreign Policy in Review, Outlook for 2008.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 2:70-104 2008.

Afzal, Amina.  Resurgence of Russian Nationalism.  Strategic Studies 27:53-65 Winter 2007.

Anderson, John.  Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church:  Asymmetric Symphonia?  Journal of International Affairs 61:185-201 Fall-Winter 2007.
Putin's period in office has not been characterized by a serious state-led attempt to restore the political authority of the Russian Orthodox Church, although church leaders are treated with respect, clerics are present at public occasions and, where it does not conflict with other priorities, Putin is likely to favor the Orthodox Church's agenda.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28057542&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Antonenko, Oksana.  Medvedev's Choice.  Survival 50:25-31 April-May 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0039%2d6338&volume=50&issue=2&spage=25

Aron, Leon.  After Putin, the Deluge?  Current History 106:307-313 October 2007.

Barnes, Andrew.  Industrial Property in Russia:  The Return of the State and a Focus on Oil.  SAIS Review 27:47-62 Summer-Fall 2007.

Brookes, Peter.  Russia Resurgent:  The Bear Is Back.  Armed Forces Journal 145:10-12+ August 2007.
Also available online at:  http://docs.newsbank.com

Brzezinski, Zbigniew.  Putin's Choice.  Washington Quarterly 31:95-116 Spring 2008.
"How will history judge Vladimir Putin?  He had alternatives, but his decisions, despite their apparent short-term success, are likely to have negative long-term effects on the Russian political system, economy, and geopolitical prospects."
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2008.31.2.95

Chivers, C. J.  Medvedev Takes Oath in Russia, But Putin Dominates Much of Day.  New York Times, p A16, May 8, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1477383221&sid=-1&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

De Smaele, Hedwig.  Mass Media and the Information Climate in Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1299-1313 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1299

Dimitrov, Martin.  The Resilient Authoritarians.  Current History 107:24-29 January 2008.
"China and Russia, along with a number of other countries, demonstrate that capitalism can exist without Western-style democracy, at least for a period of time."

Figes, Orlando and Burnett, Craig.  Vlad the Great.  New Statesman 136:32-35 December 3, 2007.
Reports on the political state of Russia before its 2007 parliamentary elections and suggests that president Vladimir Putin will use the forecast success of his United Russia party to consolidate his hold on power.  Examines Putin's views on government.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1393596881&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Finn, Peter.  For Russia, a Second Center of Power; Medvedev Takes Oath as President and Chooses His Mentor, Putin, to Be Premier.  Washington Post, p A12, May 8, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1474837171&sid=-1&Fmt=7&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Frye, Timothy.  Vladimir Putin and the Succession Dilemma.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:59-60 November-December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27760061&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Gaddy, Clifford G. and Kuchins, Andrew C.  Putin's Plan.  Washington Quarterly 31:117-130 Spring 2008.
"The roots of Putin's Plan lie not in Marxism-Leninism, but in Western business theory.  True to these roots, Putin is orchestrating the election of someone to succeed him as strategic planner, the CEO of 'Russia Inc.'...".
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2008.31.2.117

Gaman-Golutvina, Oxana.  The Changing Role of the State and State Bureaucracy in the Context of Public Administration Reforms:  Russian and Foreign Experience.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:37-53 March 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3279&volume=24&issue=1&spage=37

Gel'man, Vladimir and Lankina, Tomila.  Authoritarian Versus Democratic Diffusions:  Explaining Institutional Choices in Russia's Local Government.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:40-62 January-March 2008.
Examines the puzzling survival of the institution of elected city mayors in Russia despite the efforts of the national government to abolish it.

Graney, Kate.  Making Russia Multicultural:  Kazan at Its Millennium and Beyond.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:17-27 November-December 2007.
Since declaring Tatarstan a sovereign state in August 1990, its leaders have worked to create a system of federalism that gives Russia's regions real political and economic power.  In the process, they have also sought to preserve and strengthen the Soviet-era system of territorialized cultural pluralism.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27760058&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hassner, Pierre.  Russia's Transition to Autocracy.  Journal of Democracy 19:5-15 April 2008.

Kitfield, James.  A Czar in the Making.   Air Force Magazine 90:52-56 December 2007.
A profile of Vladimir V. Putin.
Also available online at:  http://www.afa.org/magazine/dec2007/1207czar.asp

Levada, Yuri.  Public Opinion in the Political Looking Glass.  Russian Social Science Review 48:8-18 November-December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27357503&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Lynch, Allen.  The Putin Succession and Russian Foreign Policy.  Brown Journal of World Affairs 14:53-64 Winter 2007.

McFaul, Michael and Stoner-Weiss, Kathryn.  The Myth of the Authoritarian Model:  How Putin's Crackdown Holds Russia Back.  Foreign Affairs 87:68-84 January-February 2008.
Author argues that to the extent that Putin's centralization of power has had an influence on governance and economic growth at all, the effects have been negative.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28018925&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mendelson, Sarah E. and Gerber, Theodore P.  Us and Them:  Anti-American Views of the Putin Generation.  Washington Quarterly 31:131-150 Spring 2008.
"A narrow focus on Putin has overlooked an important political and social development inside Russia.  A new, young generation now reflects his values, favoring restoring a hyper-sovereign Russia and resisting or rejecting international legal norms."
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2008.31.2.131

Moses, Joel C.  Who Has Led Russia?  Russian Regional Political Elites, 1954-2006.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1-24 January 2008.
Quantitative measures are used to compare the age, tenure, gender and change of political elites in 18 Russian regions from 1954 to 2006.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=60&issue=1&spage=1

Nichol, Jim.  Democracy in Russia:  Trends and Implications for U. S. Interests.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22:551-600 2007.

Oates, Sarah.  The Neo-Soviet Model of the Media.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1279-1297 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1279

Pallin, Carolina Vendil.  The Russian Power Ministries:  Tool and Insurance of Power.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 20:1-25 January-March 2007.
Suggests an analytical definition of the term "power ministries" and assesses their role in Russian politics.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=20&issue=1&spage=1

Patrikeeff, Felix.  Redefining Ideology:  Russia and Asia in the Putin Era.  Current Politics and Economics of Russia, Eastern and Central Europe 22, No. 2:105-118 2007.

Putin, Vladimir.  "Thirst for Victory Has Always Been Part of Our National Character".  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 2:1-15 2008.
Speech delivered at the Expanded Meeting of the State Council on February 8, 2008.

Rasizade, Alec.  Putin's Mission in the Russian Thermidor.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41:1-25 March 2008.
Points to the historical analogies between the contemporary stage in the Russian political evolution and the classical post-revolutionary periods in the French and Soviet history, known as Thermidorian Reaction.
Also available online at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6VGF-4RXTD9S-2-1&_cdi=6037&_user=10&_orig=browse&_coverDate=03%2F31%2F2008&_sk=999589998&view=c&wchp=dGLbVtb-zSkWW&md5=2019bd9241ef0a5a614f7a2debefc7f6&ie=/sdarticle.pdf

Rogov, Sergei.  The Functions of a Contemporary State:  Challenges for Russia.  Russian Social Science Review 49:4-46 March-April 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31442724&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Rose, Richard.  The Impact of President Putin on Popular Support for Russia's Regime.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:97-117 April-June 2007.

Rose, Richard and others.  Time Matters:  Adapting to Transformation.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:90-114 March 2008.
In the time that has passed since the demise of the Soviet Union, Russians have had to alter their behavior or risk becoming marginalized in a post-transformation society.  How and why have Russians adapted to political transformation?
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3279&volume=24&issue=1&spage=90

Rosefielde, Steven and Hlouskova, Romana.  Why Russia Is Not a Democracy.  Comparative Strategy 26:215-229 May-June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26165045&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Sakwa, Richard.  Two Camps?  The Struggle to Understand Contemporary Russia.  Comparative Politics 40:6+ July 2008.

Sedov, L. A.  Traditional Features of Russian Political Culture in Their Current Perspective.  Russian Social Science Review 48:67-74 November-December 2007.
Discusses the characteristics of the value system that regulates the lives and behavior of people in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27357504&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Sharafutdinova, Gulnaz.  Why Was Democracy Lost in Russia's Regions?  Lessons from Nizhnii Novgorod.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 40:363-382 September 2007.

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Post-Communist Russia:  A Historic Opportunity Missed.  International Affairs 83:891-912 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2007.00661.x

Shevtsova, Lilia.  Vladimir Putin.  Foreign Policy No. 164:34-36+ January-February 2008.
Author disputes a number of popular perceptions about Putin.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mth&AN=28066097&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  How Putin's Russia Embraces Authoritarianism:  The Case of Yegor Gaidar.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 40:493-499 December 2007.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  The Saga of the Genesis of Authoritarianism in Putin's Russia.  Strategic Studies 27:13-19 Winter 2007.

Skillen, Daphne.  The Next General Elections in Russia:  What Role for the Media?  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1263-1278 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1263

Smyth, Regina and others.  Engineering Victory:  Institutional Reform, Informal Institutions, and the Formation of a Hegemonic Party Regime in the Russian Federation.  Post-Soviet Affairs 23:118-137 April-June 2007.

Taylor, Brian D.  Putin's "Historic Mission":  State-Building and the Power Ministries in the North Caucasus.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:3-16 November-December 2007.
"Putin may have succeeded in imposing order in Chechnya, although it is too early to tell for sure, but he has not eliminated the corrupt, patrimonial, and predatory behavior of the Russian power ministries that is undermining state efficiency and capacity throughout the North Caucasus."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=27760057&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Trenin, Dmitri.  The Legacy of Vladimir Putin.  Current History 106:346-348 October 2007.

Vego, Milan N.  Russia and the Return of Geopolitics.  Joint Force Quarterly No. 45:8-15 April 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.ndu.edu/inss/Press/jfq_pages/editions/i45/6.pdf

Warhola, James W.  The Kremlin's Religion Temptation.  Current History 106:340-345 October 2007.
Some observers fear that Russia's state and religious leaders have struck a sort of Faustian bargain, in which nationalism and religious sentiment fuse, resulting in a domestically authoritarian and externally aggressive political mixture.

Wegren, Stephen K. and Konitzer, Andrew.  Prospects for Managed Democracy in Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1025-1047 September 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=6&spage=1025

Wilson, Kenneth.  Party Finance in Russia:  Has the 2001 Law "On Political Parties" Made a Difference?  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1089-1113 November 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=7&spage=1089

Young, John F. and Wilson Gary N.  The View from Below:  Local Government and Putin's Reforms.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1071-1088 November 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=7&spage=1071

Ziegler, Charles E.  Russia and the CIS in 2007:  Putin's Final Year?  Asian Survey 48:133-143 January-February 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1434435771&sid=3&Fmt=2&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Social Aspects


Internet Resources

Bernstein, Jonas.  Poll Shows Russians Confident about Present, Less So about Future  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, June 4, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/edm/article.php?article_id=2373115

Novik, V. K.  The Image of Today's Russian Armed Forces in the Eyes of Young People.  Russian Education & Society 50:45-58 February 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31381035&site=ehost-live

Silver, Joseph.  Technology and Culture in Modern Russia.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, December 2007.  79p.  (Student research paper)                                 
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA475763
Russia has demonstrated how communication technology can serve as a tool to disseminate and reinforce concepts of what is ours while establishing the threat of the Other.  Understanding Russia's current cultural perspective is necessary to properly interpret Russian messages and actions.

Books

Comparative Policing:  The Struggle for Democratization, edited by M. R. Haberfeld and Ibrahim Cerrah.  Los Angeles, Sage Publications, 2008.  413 p.
Policing the Russian Federation, by Peter Roudik, pp 139-167.
Book call no.:  363.2 C737

Global Vigilantes, edited by David Pratten and Atreyee Sen.  New York, Columbia University Press, 2008.  448 p.
Private Security and Public Insecurity:  Outsourced Vigilantism in Modern Russia, by Mark Galeotti, pp 267-289.
Book call no.:  364.134 G562

Periodicals

Abbott, Pamela and Wallace, Claire.  Talking about Health and Well-Being in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 23:181-202 June 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3279&volume=23&issue=2&spage=181

Anderson, John.  Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church:  Asymmetric Symphonia?  Journal of International Affairs 61:185-201 Fall-Winter 2007.
Putin's period in office has not been characterized by a serious state-led attempt to restore the political authority of the Russian Orthodox Church, although church leaders are treated with respect, clerics are present at public occasions and, where it does not conflict with other priorities, Putin is likely to favor the Orthodox Church's agenda.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=28057542&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Azhgikhina, Nadezhda.  The Struggle for Press Freedom in Russia:  Reflections of a Russian Journalist.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1243-1262 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1245

Clement, Karine.  New Social Movements in Russia:  A Challenge to the Dominant Model of Power Relationships?  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:68-89 March 2008.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1352%2d3279&volume=24&issue=1&spage=68

De Smaele, Hedwig.  Mass Media and the Information Climate in Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1299-1313 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1299

Frierson, Cathy A.  An Open Call to Focus on Russia's Educated Young Adults.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:3-18 September/October 2007.
The first generation of citizens born in the post-Soviet Russian Federation in and after 1991 will begin to enter higher education in the fall of 2007.  Article urges Russia watchers in the West to focus their attention on these young people, and seek opportunities to engage them in relationships with their peers in Europe and North America.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26683784&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Frist, William H.  Improving Russian-U. S. Collaboration on Health.  Washington Quarterly 30:7-17 Autumn 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/wash.2007.30.4.7

Khripunov, Igor.  How Safe is Russia?  Public Risk Perception and Nuclear Security.  Problems of Post-Communism 54:19-29 September/October 2007.
Focuses on the way Russians perceive and rank threats in general -- and nuclear security in particular -- and evaluates a wide range of factors contributing to this process.  Understanding public attitudes may shed light on Russia's past record and current commitment to better nuclear security.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=26683785&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Matsuzato, Kimitaka.  Muslim Leaders in Russia's Volga-Urals:  Self-Perceptions and Relationship with Regional Authorities.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:779-805 July 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=5&spage=779

Oates, Sarah.  The Neo-Soviet Model of the Media.  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1279-1297 December 2007.
Also available at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1279

Ryvkina, R. V.  The Expiration of the Intelligentisia's Social Role in Post-Soviet Russia.  Russian Social Science Review 48:4-19 November-December 2007.
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Shevtsov, V. V.  School and College Students' Attitudes toward Military Service.  Russian Social Science Review 48:84-90 September-October 2007.
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Skillen, Daphne.  The Next General Elections in Russia:  What Role for the Media?  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1263-1278 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1263

Snetkov, Aglaya.  The Image of the Terrorist Threat in the Official Russian Press:  The Moscow Theatre Crisis (2002) and the Beslan Hostage Crisis (2004).  Europe-Asia Studies 59:1349-1365 December 2007.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0966%2d8136&volume=59&issue=8&spage=1349

Tikhonova, N. E.  Russians at the Present Stage of Sociocultural Modernization.  Russian Social Science Review 48:4-29 July-August 2007.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=25907884&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Warhola, James W.  The Kremlin's Religion Temptation.  Current History 106:340-345 October 2007.
Some observers fear that Russia's state and religious leaders have struck a sort of Faustian bargain, in which nationalism and religious sentiment fuse, resulting in a domestically authoritarian and externally aggressive political mixture.


Space Programs


Books

Collective Security in Space:  European Perspectives, edited by John M. Logsdon and others.  Washington, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, January 2007.  130 p.
Russian Perspectives on Space Security, by Victor Mizin, pp 75-108.
Also available online at:  http://www.gwu.edu/~spi/Collective%20Security%20in%20Space%20-%20European%20Perspectives.pdf
Book call no.:  333.94 C697

Harvey, Brian.  Russian Planetary Exploration:  History, Development, Legacy, Prospects.  New York, Springer, 2007.  351 p.
Book call no.:  629.40947 H341ra

Jane's Space Systems and Industry, edited by Bill Sweetman.  23rd.  Alexandria, VA, Jane’s Information Group, 2007-2008.  487 p.
Information on Russia includes:  Launch Facilities, pp 23-24; Russian Space Agency, p 38; Research and Development, p 52; Bases, p 67; Space Launch Vehicles, pp 136-146; Spacecraft/Communications, pp 213-217; Earth Imaging, pp 261-264; Human, pp 294-296.
Book call no.:  R 629.405 J331 23rd ed. 2007/2008

Periodicals

Billing, Rebeccah.  Cosmo-Not.  Moscow News No. 15:19 April 18-24, 2008.
Russia may suspend space tourism from 2010 due to a shortage of seats.  President Vladimir Putin proposed that Russia's space program should focus less on ferrying foreign payloads into space and more on promoting its hi-tech developments and services.

Coleman, Nick.  Back in the Space Race:  Russian Revival Raises New Questions.  Moscow News No. 41:11 October 19-25, 2007.

Kaufman, Marc.  NASA Wary of Relying on Russia; Moscow Soon to be Lone Carrier of Astronauts to Space Station.  Washington Post, p A1, March 7, 2008.
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Oberg, James.  Parom:  Russia's Response to a Retiring Shuttle Fleet.  Ad Astra 19:18-19 Spring 2007.
As NASA moves to retire the shuttle fleet, Russia takes a serious look at creating a new workhorse for low earth orbit.

Popovkin, V. A.  Ensuring Russia's Interests in Military Space Activity.  Military Thought 16, no. 2:56 2007.


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