RUSSIA
Special Bibliography  No. 327
Supplement No. 3


March 2009

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


Contents

For older material, see other Fairchild Center bibliographies:  Russia (2008)Russia (2007), Russia (2006) and Russia:  Excluding Military Capabilities (print editions for 1981 and 1992.)

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General Information


Internet Resources

Eurasia Daily Monitor.  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/programs/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), 2009.
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.

Patokallio, Mikko.  The Sustainability of Russia's Resurgence.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, October 6, 2008.  6 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 21).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/50/

Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection:  Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps.  Austin, TX, University of Texas Libraries, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/commonwealth.html

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Reports.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2009.
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/international_programs/cre/
Project findings are documented in an array of publications, including issue papers, conference proceedings, articles and reports.

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 Assesment Group, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom,
Available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/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.

United States.  Department of State.  Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs:  Russia.  Washington.
Available online at:  http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rs/
Official website includes Background Notes, fact sheets, press releases, and information on U.S. - Russia relations.


Books

Berezovsky, Boris.  The Art of the Impossible, compiled and edited by Yuri Felshtinsky.  Falmouth, USA, Terra-USA, 2006.  3 vols.
Book call no.:  947.086092 B492a

Jane's Sentinel Country Risk Assessments:  Russia and the CIS.  Alexandria, VA, Jane's Information Group, 2008.  779 p.
Book call no.:  R 947.086 J33 issue 24 2009

Kuchins, Andrew C.  Alternative Futures for Russia to 2017:  A Report of the Russia and Eurasia Program Center for Strategic and International Studies.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, November 2007.  60 p.
Book call no.:  947.086 K95a

Richmond, Yale.  From Nyet to Da:  Understanding the New Russia.  4th ed.  Boston, Intercultural Press, 2009.  168 p.
Book call no.:  947.085 R533f

Volkov, Solomon.  The Magical Chorus:  A History of Russian Culture from Tolstoy to Solzhenitsyn, translated from the Russian by Antonina W. Bouis.  New York, Knopf, 2008.  333 p.
Book call no.:  891.709 V921m


Periodicals

Adams, John S.  Monumentality in Urban Design:  The Case of Russia.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 49:280-303 May-June 2008.

Alexeev, Denis S.  The Future of Russia:  Outlook from the Center and the Regions.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 7:59-79 Fall 2008.
Presents three possible scenarios for Russia's future.

Allina-Pisano, Jessica.  Seeds of Discontent:  Russia's Food Woes.  Current History 107:330-335 October 2008.

Feshbach, Murray.  The Health Crisis in Russia's Ranks.  Current History 107:336-341 October 2008.

Galeotti, Mark.  Empire of the Sun:  Russian Organised Crime's Global Network.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:44-49 June 2008.

Galeotti, Mark.  Russian Islam Finds Its Voice.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 15-16, January 2009.
Explores the main strands of opinion within Russian Islam and the growing tensions between them.

Grachev, Mikhail V.  Russia, Culture, and Leadership:  Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Managerial Values and Practices.  Problems of Post-Communism 56:3-11 January-February 2009.

Hagendoorn, Louk and others.  Support for Separatism in Ethnic Republics of the Russian Federation.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:353-373 May 2008.

Ostrovsky, Arkady.  Reversal of Fortune.  Foreign Policy No. 171:70-74 March-April 2009.
"Vladimir Putin's social contract has been premised on an authoritarian state delivering rising incomes and resurgent power. But the economic crisis is unravelling all that. And what comes next in Russia might be even worse."

Rywkin, Michael.  Russia's Place in the World.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:310-314 September-October 2008.

Sakwa, Richard.  Two Camps?  The Struggle to Understand Contemporary Russia (review article).  Comparative Politics 40:481-499 July 2008.
Reviews five books about Russia.


Defense and Security Aspects


Internet Resources

McDermott, Roger.  Russia's Air Force Modernizes for a "Virtual Cold War".  Eurasia Daily Monitor  Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 17, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34513

Prospects for U.S. - Russian Security Cooperation, edited by Stephen J. Blank.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, March 2009.  338 p.
Available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=892


Internet Resource (Student Research)

Shannon, William D.  Swarm Tactics and the Doctrinal Void:  Lessons from the Chechen Wars.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2008.  105 p.  (Master's Thesis).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA483607


Books

Criminal States and Criminal-Soldiers, edited by Robert J. Bunker.  New York, Routledge, 2008.  322 p.
Chapter 9:  The Criminalisation of Russian State Security, by Mark Galeotti, pp 143-158.  Discusses the systemic nature of the criminalization and corruption of Russian police and military forces.
Book call no.:  327.117 C929

Russell, John.  Chechnya:  Russia's "War on Terror".  New York, Routledge, 2007.  247 p. 
Table of contents is available at:  http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip076/2006101168.html 
Book call no.:  947.52 R964c

Russia and Globalization:   Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008.  383 p.
The Russian Defense Industry in the Age of Globalization, by Alla Kassianova, pp 153-180.
Book call no.:  337.47 R9691

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Chinese, American, and Russian Security Policies:  The Response to Terrorism, by Paul J. Bolt and others, pp 8-29.
Perspectives from the United States, Russia and China on Countering Ideological Support for Terrorism, by Graeme P. Herd and others, pp 89-103.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Periodicals

Advancing, Blindly.  Economist 388:67-68 September 20, 2008.
Examines Russia's armed forces.  The country has increased its military spending since 2004 to modernize a force that had fallen into disrepair since the end of the Cold War.  Its performance during the August, 2008 war with Georgia was spotty, with victory achieved due to overwhelming superiority of numbers.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34437037&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Anderson, Guy.  Will New Measures Keep Russian Reform on Track?  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:19 December 17, 2008.
Russia has put together a 5.4 billion dollar aid package for its defense industry in response to the effects of the global economic downturn.

Anderson, Guy and Hayes, Jonathan.  Solving Russia's Industry Reform Funding Shortage.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:21 November 19, 2008.
Overcoming the impact of the global economic crisis on Russia's military modernization plans will take a fresh influx of government money.

Barany, Zoltan.  Civil-Military Relations and Institutional Decay:  Explaining Russian Military Politics.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:581-604 June 2008.

Barry, Ellen.  Russia Strikes Oil Deal with Chavez and Plans Modernization of Military.  New York Times, p A7, September 27, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1562432721&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bjelakovic, Nebojsa.  Russian Military Procurement:  Putin's Impact on Decision-Making and Budgeting.   Journal of Slavic Military Studies 21:527-542 July 2008.
Given the extent of changes affecting the defense industrial sector, and the amount of extra-budgetary funding dedicated to military procurement, the Russian government's efforts seem primarily geared toward rejuvenating the defense industry, and only secondarily toward fulfilling the imminent needs of the armed forces.  If these efforts lead to an improved performance of the Russian defense industry, the Russian armed forces could be able to acquire significant numbers of advanced weaponry within the next 10 years.

Bonner, Arthur.  Georgian Losses and Russia's Gain.  Middle East Policy 15:81-90 Winter 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35622155&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Feng, Zhu.  The Russia-Georgia Military Conflict:  For China, Does It Mean Scrambling Between a "Strategic Partnership" and Being a "Responsible Stakeholder"?  Korean Journal of Defense Analysis 20:305-318 December 2008.

Finer, Jonathan.  Russia Stages a Substantial Withdrawal; Georgian, Foreign Officials Dispute Assertion of Compliance with Cease-Fire.  Washington Post, p A1, August 23, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1538019671&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Fish, Tim.  Russia Plans Naval Return to the Caribbean.  Jane's Navy International 113:5 October 2008.
Russian warships will take part in exercises with the Venezuelan Navy.  The Russian Navy has also stepped up operations in waters off Japan.

Fish, Tim and others.  Arctic Countries Vying for a Piece of the Ice Seek to Strengthen Regional Presence.  Jane's Navy International 113:12-14 September 2008.
Following the reassertion of Russian claims to Arctic territory, and the reaction it provoked from neighboring states that dispute these claims, Russia has begun to develop training plans for troops that might potentially be deployed on Arctic missions.

Gavrilov, Yury.  General Downsizing.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:1 November 18, 2008.
In the next three years the Russian military will see changes the likes of which it has not seen in its entire modern history--a general downsizing. It's no accident that Defense Ministry officials prefer to speak not about reforming or modernizing the military, but about giving it a fundamentally new look.

Herspring, Dale.  Russian Military Reform and Anatoly Serdyukov.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:20-32 November-December 2008.

Johnson, Reuben.  Ukrainian Firms Turn to China after Russia Snub.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:22 November 26, 2008.
Frozen out by Moscow as key suppliers of components, Ukraine's defense companies have had to build new business relationships -- not least with Beijing.

Kramnik, Ilya.  Russian Navy Patrols Mediterranean Sea.  Moscow News No. 40:11 October 10-16, 2008.
For the first time since the break-up of the Soviet Union, Russia has reinstated a scaled-down version of the famous Fifth Squadron comprising warships from the three "western" fleets" that had sailed the Mediterranean in the USSR's heyday.

Lonkila, Markku.  The Internet and Anti-Military Activism in Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1125 September 2008.

Mathers, Jennifer G. and others.  Russia's Women Soldiers in the Twenty-First Century.  Minerva Journal of Women and War 1:8-18 Spring 2007.

Matthews, Owen and others.  A New Model Army.  Newsweek 152:38-39 September 8, 2008.
Discusses the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008 and considers how the Russian military might hold up against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) if a greater conflict were to ensue.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=34277316&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

McDermott, Roger N.  A Resurgent Russia Is Flattering to Deceive.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:22 December 17, 2008.
Argues that the Russian military's perceived strength is "an unrealistic myth promoted by Kremlin media manipulation.

McDermott, Roger N.  Russia Outlines Ambitious New Military Reforms.  Jane's Defence Weekly 46:9 January 7, 2009.

McKinnon, John D. and others.  U.S. Launches Airlift to Aid Georgia; Bush Accuses Russia of Violating Cease-Fire Accord.  Wall Street Journal, p A1, August 14, 2008.
President George W. Bush dispatched Navy ships and Air Force planes to deliver aid to war-torn Georgia.  The move, which marked a sudden shift in the U.S. response to the crisis, put U.S. and Russian military forces in close proximity amid an ongoing conflict -- a rare event even in the decades when the U.S. faced off against the Soviet Union around the world.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1531377181&sid=2&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Merklinghaus, Dennis P.  Arctic Sovereignty.  Military Technology 32, No. 9:13 2008.
A renewed focus on the Arctic has reappeared due to the effects of climate change in the region.  At the same time, there are continuing strategic issues relating to potential incursions into Arctic territory.

Obraztsov, Igor V.  Teaching Sociology in Military Educational Institutions of Russia.  Armed Forces & Society 35:162-179 October 2008.

Petrov, Nikita.  Too Many Officers?  Moscow News No. 41:12 October 17-23, 2008.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov revealed a new plan to cut the Army and Navy size down to one million personnel by 2012, and not by 2016 as previously stated.  The plan will mostly affect commissioned officers, not conscripts and non-commissioned officers, despite the fact that the latter is suggested regularly as a target for cutbacks by pro-democratic public.  According to the plan, the number of serving COs will be reduced by half, from 300,000 to 150,000.

Petrov, Vladimir.  Russian MoD Plans Major Restructure of Its Forces.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:16 October 22, 2008.

Petrov, Vladimir and Anderson, Guy.  Can Russia Maintain Its Defence Export Growth?  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:20 December 3, 2008.

Rosamond, Jon.  Russia Joins NATO-Led "Bold Monarch" Submarine Rescue Exercise off Norway.  Jane's Navy International 113:8 June 2008.
Russia participated for the first time in a live NATO-led submarine escape-and-rescue exercise.

Russia to Cut Military to 1 Million by 2012.  Moscow News No. 40:12 October 10-16, 2008.
The Kremlin plans to streamline and modernize the military, which has suffered from inefficiency and low morale despite steady increases in defense budgets in recent years.  Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in a statement that the military will be cut from 1.13 million to a total of 1 million in 2012 including 150,000 officers.

Savodnik, Peter.  Georgian Roulette.  Harper's Magazine 318:36-42 January 2009.
Essay on the attacks by Georgia on South Ossetia, from the perspective of Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, with whom the author spoke.

Scott, Richard.  To Boldly Go:  Russia Joins the Submarine Rescue Fold.  Jane's Navy International 113:16-18+ September 2008.
Describes a May 2008 NATO exercise, Bold Monarch, in which units from Russia's Northern Fleet joined 13 other navies to rehearse and test procedures for rescuing sailors from a distressed submarine.

Skinner, Tony.  Georgian Regime Falls Victim to Cyber Attack.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:7 August 20, 2008.

Swanson, Elizabeth.  Russian Army Looking for a Few Good Men.  Moscow News No. 1:9 January 16-22, 2009.
President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree reducing the number of military personnel in the Armed Forces, in yet another step towards a transforming the Russian Army into a professional, contract-based defense force.  According to the new decree, issued earlier this week, by Jan 1, 2016, the Army and Naval Fleet will consist of 1,884,829 people, including civilian personnel.  Another major difference is that military personnel will consist largely of contracted soldiers, rather than conscripts.

Taratuta, Yulia.  The Military Has Seen the Light on Education.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:4 November 18, 2008.
Along with reforms in the composition and command structure of the Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry has announced equally radical plans for downsizing the system of military education.  It has been decided to reduce the number of higher military schools to 10.  The Defense Ministry will end up with six academies, one military university and three military research centers.

Thornton, Rod.  A Bear with Teeth?  The Russian Military in 2008.  RUSI Journal 153:48-52 October 2008.

Whalen, Jeanne.  The Conflict in Georgia:  Fight in Georgia Exposed Weak Points in Kremlin's Aging Army.  Christian Science Monitor, p A6, August 14, 2008.
The Kremlin's campaign in Georgia shows that Russia's military has improved from its dilapidated state in the 1990s, but analysts said the aging equipment and tactics also underscored how much more work Moscow faces in its quest to turn its army into a world-class fighting force.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1531362711&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Economic Aspects


Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel K.  Economic Catastrophe Propels Russia into an Identity Crisis.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 2, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34570

Charap, Samuel and Kuchins, Andrew C.  Economic Whiplash in Russia:  An Opportunity to Bolster U.S. - Russia Commercial Ties?  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 2009.  15 p.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/090218_charap_econwhiplashrussia_web.pdf

House of Lords.  European Union Committee.  After Georgia:  The EU and Russia:  Follow-Up Report.  London, The Stationery Office Limited, February 12, 2009.  27 p.  (3rd Report of Session 2008-09).
Available online at:  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/26/26.pdf
Considers the implications of the Georgia conflict for EU-Russia relations, and examines other recent developments, such as the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute, the downturn in the Russian economy and wider questions of European security.

Kononenko, Vadim.  Russia's Politics Amidst the Global Economic Crisis:  An Empty Scoreboard?  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, December 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 24).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/63/

Korppoo, Anna.  Russia and the Post-2012 Climate Regime:  Foreign Rather than Environmental Policy.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, November 24, 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 23).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/61/
Russia is reluctant to accept binding greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the post-2012 regime that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.  The Kyoto Protocol was never seen as an environmental pact in Russia, but rather as a means of gaining economic and political benefits.


Books

Aslund, Anders.  Russia's Capitalist Revolution:  Why Market Reform Succeeded and Democracy Failed.  Washington, Peterson Institute for International Economics, October 2007.  356 p.
Book call no.:  330.947 A835r

Russia and Globalization:   Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008.  383 p.
Book call no.:  337.47 R9691


Periodicals

Allina-Pisano, Jessica.  Seeds of Discontent:  Russia's Food Woes.  Current History 107:330-335 October 2008.

Appel, Hilary.  Is It Putin or Is It Oil?  Explaining Russia's Fiscal Recovery.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:301-323 October-December 2008.

Bjelakovic, Nebojsa.  Russian Military Procurement:  Putin's Impact on Decision-Making and Budgeting.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 21:527-542 July 2008.
Given the extent of changes affecting the defense industrial sector, and the amount of extra-budgetary funding dedicated to military procurement, the Russian government's efforts seem primarily geared toward rejuvenating the defense industry, and only secondarily toward fulfilling the imminent needs of the armed forces.  If these efforts lead to an improved performance of the Russian defense industry, the Russian armed forces could be able to acquire significant numbers of advanced weaponry within the next 10 years.

Deudney, Daniel and Ikenberry, G. John.  The Myth of the Autocratic Revival:  Why Liberal Democracy Will Prevail.  Foreign Affairs 88:77-93 January-February 2009.
Authors discuss the rise of autocratic governments, focusing on Russia and China, and argue that the economic success of those countries is based on the ability to embrace capitalism through engagment with the West.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35639959&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Gaddy, Clifford G. and Ickes, Barry W.  Putin's Third Way.  National Interest No. 99:45-52 January-February 2009.
With the rise in oil prices and a conservative fiscal policy, Russia turned from a debtor nation into an economic powerhouse.  Yet there remain deep cracks in the foundation of the post-Soviet structure.  With global finance in a meltdown, can Putinomics survive?
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=36289582&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Goldman, Marshall I.  Russia's New Economic Imperialism.  Current History 107:322-329 October 2008.

Hahn, Jeffrey W. and Logvinenko, Igor.  Generational Differences in Russian Attitudes Toward Democracy and the Economy.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1345-1369 October 2008.

Handle with Care.  Economist 389:special section, pp 17-18, November 29, 2008.
Discusses the Russian economy and suggests that if the global financial crisis worsens, it may cause the Russians to become more nationalistic and potentially dangerous.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527715&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hedlund, Stefan.  Rents, Rights, and Service:  Boyar Economics and the Putin Transition.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:29-41 July-August 2008.

The Long Arm of the State.  Economist 389:special section, pp 6-8, November 29, 2008.
Discusses the effect of the global financial crisis on Russia's economy.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527238&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Malle, Silvana.  Economic Transformation in Russia and China:  How Do We Compare Success?  Eurasian Geography and Economics 49:410-444 July-August 2008.
A response to this article, "Economic Transformation in Russia and China:  Two Comments on a Comparison", by Anders Aslund and Penelope B. Prime, appears on pp 445-456 of this issue.

Myant, Martin.  Varieties of Economic Recovery in the Former Soviet Union (review article).  Europe-Asia Studies 60:511-514 May 2008.
Reviews three books:  (1) Necroeconomics:  The Political Economy of Post-Communist Capitalism; (2) Russia's Oil and Natural Gas:  Bonanza or Curse; and (3) Banking on Small Business:  Microfinance in Contemporary Russia.

Rutland, Peter.  Putin's Economic Record:  Is the Oil Boom Sustainable?  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1051-1072 August 2008.

Wegren, Stephen K.  Land Reform in Russia:  What Went Wrong?  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:121-148 April-June 2008.

Zhukov, S. and Reznikova, O.  Economic Integration in the Post-Soviet Space.  Russian Social Science Review 49:80-92 July-August 2008.


Energy Resources


Internet Resources

Anderson, Richard J.  Europe's Dependence on Russian Natural Gas:  Perspectives and Recommendations for a Long-Term Strategy.  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, September 2008.  59 p.  (Occasional paper, no. 19).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA488295

Blagov, Sergei.  Russia's New Energy Doctrine.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 24, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34546


Internet Resource (Student Research)

Imblum, Mark A.  Russia's Energy Policies and Ukraine's NATO Candidacy.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2008.  87 p.  (Master's Thesis).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA483735


Books

Klare, Michael T.  Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet:  The New Geopolitics of Energy.  New York, Henry Holt and Company, 2008.  339 p.
Chapter 4:  An Energy Juggernaut (Russia), pp 88-114.
Book call no.:  333.79 K63r

Paramonov, Vladimir.  Future Supply of Gas from Central Asia to Russia:  An Expert Assessment.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, 2008.  16 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08(04)JP.pdf
Book call no.:  338.88722338 P222f

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Russian Oil and Gas Projects and Investments in Central Asia.  Shrivenham, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, May 2008.  17 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08%2819%29VP%20English.pdf
Book call no.:  338.27280947 P222ra


Periodicals

Appel, Hilary.  Is It Putin or Is It Oil?  Explaining Russia's Fiscal Recovery.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:301-323 October-December 2008.

Balmaceda, Margarita M.  Corruption, Intermediary Companies, and Energy Security:  Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:16-28 July-August 2008.
Argues that the Russian leadership, through its energy investments there, seeks to use Lithuania as a bridgehead into the EU, or even as a means to foster divisions within the EU and also in the post-Soviet Baltic states.  Paradoxically, Lithuania's accession to the EU affords important protections against Russian interference but has also made it more attractive to Russian players.

Bruce, Chloe.  A Chill Wind:  Russia and Ukraine Agree on New Gas Deal.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:56-57 March 2009.
Gas pipelines to Europe were shut down during a January dispute between Ukraine and Russia.  Now that the two countries have come to an agreement and the gas flow is on again, the author examines the dispute's ramifications for future supplies to Europe.

Kandiyoti, Rafael.  What Price Access to the Open Seas?  The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas Transmission from the Trans-Caspian Republics.  Central Asian Survey 27:75-93 March 2008.
Examines oil and gas transmission issues in Central Asia against a backdrop of emerging new relationships between the Russian Federation and three post-Soviet republics (Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), and the resurgent strategic competition between Russia and the United States.

Medvedev, Aleksandr.  Gazprom and European Energy Security.  International Affairs:   A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 3:109-115 2008.

Nygren, Bertil.  Putin's Use of Natural Gas to Reintegrate the CIS Region.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-15 July-August 2008.
"In recent years it has become apparent that Russia is using energy resources and energy transit procedures as a tool of foreign policy toward some members of the Commonwealth of Independent States."

Rutland, Peter.  Putin's Economic Record:  Is the Oil Boom Sustainable?  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1051-1072 August 2008.

Sagers, Matthew J. and Pannell, Clifton W.  The Clean Energy Dilemma in Asia:  Observations on Russia and China.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 49:391-409 July-August 2008.


Foreign Policy


Internet Resources

Kononenko, Vadim.  Russia in 2008 and Beyond:  What Kind of Foreign Policy?  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, March 12, 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 17).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/6/

Korppoo, Anna.  Russia and the Post-2012 Climate Regime:  Foreign Rather than Environmental Policy.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, November 24, 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 23).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/61/
Russia is reluctant to accept binding greenhouse gas emission reduction commitments under the post-2012 regime that will succeed the Kyoto Protocol.  The Kyoto Protocol was never seen as an environmental pact in Russia, but rather as a means of gaining economic and political benefits.

Medvedev, Sergei.  Rethinking the National Interest:  Putin's Turn in Russian Foreign Policy.  Garmisch, Germany, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2008.  71 p.  (The Marshall Center papers, no. 6).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA484508


Books

Alexeev, Denis.  Russia and the System of Transatlantic Security:  Perspectives for the Future.  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2006.  31 p.  (Occasional Paper Series, no. 1)
Also available online at:  http://www.marshallcenter.org/mcpublicweb/MCDocs/files/College/F_ResearchProgram/occPapers/occ-paper_1-en.pdf
Book call no.:  355.03304 A383r

Great Powers and Regional Orders:  The United States and the Persian Gulf, edited by Markus Kaim.  Burlington, VT, Ashgate , 2008.  1 vol.
Pax Americana in the Persian Gulf and the Contradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, by Stephen Blank, pp 223-240.
Book call no.:  327.730536 G786

Russia and Globalization:  Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008.  383 p.
Going "Relativistic":   The Changing Vision of "Just International Order" in Russian Foreign Policy, by Mikhail Troitskiv, pp 207-231.
Book call no.:  337.47 R9691


Document (Student Research)

Smith, Eric.  The Bear in Sheep's Clothing.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, February 2007.  30 p.
It is clear from a study of Russia’s history and an examination of recent events that Russia is trying to emerge as a dominant entity among the world’s powerful nations.  Within the region of Central Asia, Russia is maneuvering through political, military, and economic means to assert its influence in an effort to control the area’s oil and gas industry and create a protective buffer against extremist activity on the Russian periphery.
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43117 S6462b


Periodicals

Averre, Derek.  Russian Foreign Policy and the Global Political Environment.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:28-39 September-October 2008.

Blank, Stephen.  What Comes after the Russo-Georgian War?  What's at Stake in the CIS.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:379-391 November-December 2008.
Analyzes the motivations behind Russia's recent war against Georgia, its pressure on Ukraine to cede more and more aspects of sovereignty, and its ambitions to return the world to the bipolar order that existed during the Cold War Era.

Browning, Christopher.  Reassessing Putin's Project:  Reflections on IR Theory and the West.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-13 September-October 2008.
Russia is obviously not as powerful as its Soviet predecessor, but it still has enough resources (symbolic, political, economic) to unsettle Western policies and ambitions.  Putin's articulation of a great power project for Russia premised on emphasizing its independence and links in all directions, rather than opting submissively for a Western orientation.

Enigma Variations.  Economist 389:special section, pp 3-6, November 29, 2008.
Discusses the political conditions in Russia and compares Russia to its predecessor, the Soviet Union.  Offers details about the role played by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Russian politics and Russia's foreign policy.  Explores the differences between social conditions in the Soviet Union and Russia, and describes anti-Americanism in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527193&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Feklyunina, Valentina.  Battle for Perceptions:  Projecting Russia in the West.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:605-629 June 2008.

Godzimirski, Jakub M.  Putin and Post-Soviet Identity:  Building Blocks and Buzz Words.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:14-27 September-October 2008.

Kramer, Mark.  Russian Policy Toward the Commonwealth of Independent States:  Recent Trends and Future Prospects.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-19 November-December 2008.

Kratochvil, Petr.  The Discursive Resistance to EU-Enticement:  The Russian Elite and (the Lack of) Europeanisation.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:397-422 May 2008.
Explores the discourse of the Russian elite on foreign policy in general and on the European Union in particular, and identifies the main reasons for Russia's resistance to Europeanization.

Luks, Leonid.  "Weimar Russia?"  Notes on a Controversial Concept.  Russian Social Science Review 49:30-48 November-December 2008.

Mankoff, Jeffrey.  Russian Foreign Policy and the United States after Putin.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:42-51 July-August 2008.

Medvedev, Dmitry Anatolyevich.  Five Principles of Russian Foreign Policy.  Military Technology 32, No. 10:8  2008.
An excerpt from an interview by the Russian Federation President Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev on August 31, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35183736&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Monaghan, Andrew.  "An Enemy at the Gates" or "From Victory to Victory"?:  Russian Foreign Policy.  International Affairs 84:717-733 July 2008.

Powell, Bill and Kimes, Mina.  Just How Scary Is Russia?  Fortune 158:80-83 September 15, 2008.
Russia's immense oil wealth and increasing economic hostility toward Europe and the U.S., combined with its invasion of Georgia in August, has brought back old fears from the cold war.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34229259&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Stent, Angela E.  Restoration and Revolution in Putin's Foreign Policy.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1089-1106 August 2008.


Foreign Relations

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Russia-Georgia War, August 2008 


Foreign Relations, General

Internet Resources

Lo, Bobo.  Russia’s Crisis:  What It Means for Regime Stability and Moscow’s Relations with the World.  London, Centre for European Reform, February 2009.  8 p.  (Policy Brief).
Available online at:  http://www.cer.org.uk/pdf/policybrief_russia_19feb09.pdf

Patokallio, Mikko.  The Sustainability of Russia's Resurgence.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, October 6, 2008.  6 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 21).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/50/


Books

Alexeev, Denis.  Russia and the System of Transatlantic Security:  Perspectives for the Future.  Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2006.  31 p.  (Occasional Paper Series, no. 1)
Also available online at:  http://www.marshallcenter.org/site-graphic/lang-en/page-pubs-index-1/static/xdocs/research/static/occpapers/occ-paper_1-en.pdf
Book call no.:  355.03304 A383r

Trenin, Dmiti.  Russia's Strategic Choices.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, May 2007.  7 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/pb50_trenin_final.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47 T794r


Periodicals

Browning, Christopher.  Reassessing Putin's Project:  Reflections on IR Theory and the West.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-13 September-October 2008.
Russia is obviously not as powerful as its Soviet predecessor, but it still has enough resources (symbolic, political, economic) to unsettle Western policies and ambitions.  Putin's articulation of a great power project for Russia premised on emphasizing its independence and links in all directions, rather than opting submissively for a Western orientation.

Feklyunina, Valentina.  Battle for Perceptions:  Projecting Russia in the West.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:605-629 June 2008.

Merklinghaus, Dennis P.  Arctic Sovereignty.  Military Technology 32, No. 9:13 2008.
A renewed focus on the Arctic has reappeared due to the effects of climate change in the region.  At the same time, there are continuing strategic issues relating to potential incursions into Arctic territory.

Rasizade, Alec.  Putin's Place in Russian History.  International Politics 45:531-553 September 2008.
Reflects on the period of Putin's presidency in a broader context of general Russian history and maintains that Putin's Bonapartist mission has been historically predetermined.  By characterizing the contemporary stage in Russia's political evolution as the Russian Thermidor, the author explains, from this viewpoint, the revanchist policy of Russia towards the West, as well as in the post-Soviet area, and predicts an inevitable drive to 'regather' the severed historic Russian lands, including territorial claims to the 'newly independent states,' as the ultimate resolution of the 'Russian Question.'

Sherr, James.  A Dangerous Game.  World Today 64:8-10 October 2008.
Discusses the relationship between Russia and the west, including the European Union, examining the impact of Russia's use of force against Georgia in 2008.  Argues that Russia, if it feels strong enough, will play by its own rules in "regions of privileged interest," rather than abiding by international norms.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34633016&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


Foreign Relations, Africa

Internet Resource

Ford, Neil.  Gazprom to Signal End of Western Domination?  African Business No. 340:30-31 March 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1444306691&sid=12&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Representatives of Gazprom have met with Nigerian oil officials to discuss Russian investment in the Nigerian oil sector.


Periodicals

Katz, Mark N.  The Russian-Libyan Rapprochement:  What Has Moscow Gained?  Middle East Policy 15:122-128 Fall 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34168716&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Watkins, Eric.  Now Russians Enter Somalia.  Oil & Gas Journal 106:38 October 6, 2008.
Comments on Somalia's welcoming of Russian help in fighting piracy off its coast.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1574952731&sid=16&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Foreign Relations, Central Asia

Internet Resources

McDermott, Roger.  Kant Air Base and Russia's Strategic Planning in Central Asia.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, March 3, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34651
Russia is actively promoting deeper defense and security ties with the Kyrgyz Republic. Following the announced activation of the CSTO Rapid Reaction Forces, established in Moscow on February 3, and the Russian-inspired eviction of the U.S. military from Manas Air Base, Russia's military interests in the country are steadily increasing.

Torbakov, Igor.  From Hegemony to New Geopolitical Competition:  Assessing Russia's Strategic Footprint in Central Asia.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, October 6, 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 22).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/59/

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia, China, and the United States in Central Asia:  Prospects for Great Power Competition and Cooperation in the Shadow of the Georgian Crisis.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2009.  72 p.
Available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=907
Looks critically at the Sino-Russian partnership and points to differences on energy and economic integration in Central Asia, despite common interests in maintaining regime security and limiting U.S. influence in the region.  A section on the implications of the Georgian crisis shows how this war highlighted the divergence in Russian and Chinese interests, while accentuating the vulnerability of the Central Asian states to Russian influence.


Books

Paramonov, Vladimir.  Future Supply of Gas from Central Asia to Russia:  An Expert Assessment.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, 2008.  16 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08(04)JP.pdf
Book call no.:  338.88722338 P222f

Paramonov, Vladimir and Stolpovski, Oleg.  Russia and Central Asia:  Multilateral Security Cooperation.  Shrivenham, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, March 2008.  12 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08(08)VP%20English.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47058 P222ra

Paramonov, Vladimir and Stolpovsky, Oleg.  Russia and Central Asia:  Bilateral Cooperation in the Defence Sector.  Shrivenham, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, May 2008.  21 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08%2815%29VPEnglish.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47058 P222rb

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  The Evolution of Russia's Central Asia Policy, 1991-2007.  Shrivenham, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, June 2008.  21 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08%2821%29Vp%20English.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47058 P222e

Paramonov, Vladimir and Strokov, Aleksey.  Russian Oil and Gas Projects and Investments in Central Asia.  Shrivenham, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, May 2008.  17 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/ca/08%2819%29VP%20English.pdf
Book call no.:  338.27280947 P222ra

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Central Asian States and Policy Triangles:  China, Russia, and the United States, by Gregory Gleason and Zhang Jiadong, pp 139-157.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Document (Student Research)

Smith, Eric.  The Bear in Sheep's Clothing.  Maxwell Air Force Base, AL, Air War College, February 2007.  30 p.
It is clear from a study of Russia’s history and an examination of recent events that Russia is trying to emerge as a dominant entity among the world’s powerful nations.  Within the region of Central Asia, Russia is maneuvering through political, military, and economic means to assert its influence in an effort to control the area’s oil and gas industry and create a protective buffer against extremist activity on the Russian periphery.
Also available online at:  https://research.au.af.mil/papers/ay2007/awc/Smith
Doc. call no.:  M-U 43117 S6462b


Periodicals

Abdulatipov, R.  Russia-Tajikistan:  Relations Gaining Momentum.  International Affairs:   A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 3:156-163 2008.

Cullison, Alan and Dreazen, Yochi J.  World News:  Moscow Moves to Counter U.S. Power in Central Asia.  Wall Street Journal, p A6, February 5, 2009.
Russia is reasserting its role in Central Asia with a Kremlin push to eject the U.S. from a vital air base and a Moscow-led pact to form an international military force to rival NATO -- two moves that potentially complicate the new U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1638553701&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kandiyoti, Rafael.  What Price Access to the Open Seas?  The Geopolitics of Oil and Gas Transmission from the Trans-Caspian Republics.  Central Asian Survey 27:75-93 March 2008.
Examines oil and gas transmission issues in Central Asia against a backdrop of emerging new relationships between the Russian Federation and three post-Soviet republics (Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan), and the resurgent strategic competition between Russia and the United States.

Kazantsev, Andrei.  Russian Policy in Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1073-1088 August 2008.

Kramer, Mark.  Russian Policy Toward the Commonwealth of Independent States:  Recent Trends and Future Prospects.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-19 November-December 2008.

Nygren, Bertil.  Putin's Use of Natural Gas to Reintegrate the CIS Region.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-15 July-August 2008.
"In recent years it has become apparent that Russia is using energy resources and energy transit procedures as a tool of foreign policy toward some members of the Commonwealth of Independent States."


Foreign Relations, China

Internet Resources

Blagov, Sergei.  Russia, China Establish Stronger Economic Ties.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, October 30, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34064

Pirchner, Herman Jr.  The Uncertain Future:  Sino-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century.  Demokratizatsiya 16:309-322 Fall 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1611601491&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia, China, and the United States in Central Asia:  Prospects for Great Power Competition and Cooperation in the Shadow of the Georgian Crisis.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2009.  72 p.
Available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=907
Looks critically at the Sino-Russian partnership and points to differences on energy and economic integration in Central Asia, despite common interests in maintaining regime security and limiting U.S. influence in the region.  A section on the implications of the Georgian crisis shows how this war highlighted the divergence in Russian and Chinese interests, while accentuating the vulnerability of the Central Asian states to Russian influence.


Books

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Central Asian States and Policy Triangles:   China, Russia, and the United States, by Gregory Gleason and Zhang Jiadong, pp 139-157.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58

Weitz, Richard.  China-Russia Security Relations:  Strategic Parallelism Without Partnership or Passion?  Carlisle Barracks, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, August 2008.  163 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB868.pdf
Book call no.:  327.47051 W436c


Periodicals

China, Russia Strike Big Oil Deal.  Moscow News No. 43:19 October 31 - November 6, 2008.
Even after lengthy negotiations on energy ties between the two neighbors, Russia is still only the fifth-largest exporter of crude oil to energy-hungry China, despite being the world's number two producer after Saudi Arabia.

The Cockerel's Cropped Crest.  Economist 388:49-50 July 26, 2008.
China and Russia signed an agreement on July 21, 2008 ending the last of the boundary disputes between the two countries, which had been the source of armed conflicts in the 1960s.  The settlement involved territory near the junction of the Amur and Ussuri rivers.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=33325122&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Migunov, A. A.  Reorganization of Chinese Armed Forces and Further Development of Russo-Chinese Relations.  Military Thought 17, No. 4:133-141 2008.

Raiklin, Ernest.  The Chinese Challenge to Russia in Siberia and the Russian Far East.  Journal of Social, Political and Economic Studies 33:145-204 Summer 2008.

Wilkins, Thomas S.  Russo-Chinese Strategic Partnership:  A New Form of Security Cooperation.  Contemporary Security Policy 29:358-383 August 2008.

Wilson, Peter A. and others.  Eurasian Invasion.  National Interest No. 95:43-50 May-June 2008.
Discusses the idea of an alliance between Russia and China.  The authors claim that while neither Russia nor China is strong enough to compete with the U.S., together they may be able to check its pursuit of important interests.  One area of collaboration mentioned is in military modernization, using Russia's military industry and China's growing financial resources.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34868714&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Winning, David.  China, Russia Strike $25 Billion Oil Pact --- In Third Deal in a Week, Beijing Moves to Lock Up Natural Resources at Bargain Prices to Fuel Its Growth.  Wall Street Journal, p A8, February 18, 2009.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1646973551&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Wong, Edward and Cowell, Alan.  Russia and China Condemn U.S. Missile Shield Plan as Threat to Stability.  New York Times, p A10, May 24, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1483896431&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Yujun, Feng.  Prospects for Sino-Russian Relations and China's National Interests in the Next Decade.  Contemporary International Relations 18:25-50 July-August 2008.


Foreign Relations, Europe

Internet Resources

Gromyko, Alexei.  Civilizational Guidelines in the Relationship of Russia, the European Union, and the United States.  Russian Politics and Law 46:7-18 November-December 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=36291930&site=ehost-live
Discusses the relationship between the Russian Federation and both the European Union and the U.S..  Examines the differences between western civilization and Russian civilization, and the connotations these differences bring.

Haukkala, Hiski.  False Premises, Sound Principles:  The Way Forward in EU-Russia Relations.  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, April 16, 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 20).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/14/

House of Lords.  European Union Committee.  After Georgia:  The EU and Russia:  Follow-Up Report.  London, The Stationery Office Limited, February 12, 2009.  27 p.  (3rd Report of Session 2008-09).
Available online at:  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/26/26.pdf
Considers the implications of the Georgia conflict for EU-Russia relations, and examines other recent developments, such as the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute, the downturn in the Russian economy and wider questions of European security.

Trenin, Dmiti.  Toward a New Euro-Atlantic "Hard" Security Agenda:  Prospects for Trilateral U.S.- EU-Russia Cooperation.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Institute Francais des Relations Internationales, July 2008.  17 p.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080731_trenin_towardneweuroatlantic.pdf


Books

Partnerships for Effective Multilateralism:  EU Relations with Brazil, China, India and Russia, edited by Giovanni Grevi and Alvaro de Vasconcelos.  Paris, Institute for Security Studies, European Union, May 2008.  176 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/cp109_01.pdf
Book call no.:  337.4 P273

Russia and Europe in the Twenty-First Century:  An Uneasy Partnership, edited by Jackie Gower and Graham Timmins.  New York, Anthem Press, 2007.  305 p.
Book call no.:  337.4704 R969

Samokhvalov, Vsevolod.  Relations in the Russia-Ukraine- EU Triangle:  "Zero-Sum Game" or Not?  Paris, European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2007.  39 p.  (Occasional paper, no. 68)
Also available online at:  http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/occ68.pdf
Book call no.:  303.482477047 S191r

Sleivyte, Janina.  Russia's European Agenda and the Baltic States.  Shrivenham, England, Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, 2008.  52 p.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/monographs/Shrivenham%20Paper%207.pdf
Book call no.:  327.470479 S632r

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Europe-Russia-United States:  Whither Are We Drifting?, by Dmitri Katsy and others, pp 123-138.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Periodicals

Betts, Richard K.  The Three Faces of NATO.  National Interest No. 100:31-38 March-April 2009.
"Without a unifying Soviet threat, NATO is facing an identity crisis.  Torn between being a club for democracies and a means for fighting offensive wars, NATO has expanded right up to Russia's front door, becoming ever more threatening to the resurgent power. "

Blank, Stephen.  What Comes after the Russo-Georgian War?  What's at Stake in the CIS.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:379-391 November-December 2008.
Analyzes the motivations behind Russia's recent war against Georgia, its pressure on Ukraine to cede more and more aspects of sovereignty, and its ambitions to return the world to the bipolar order that existed during the Cold War Era.

Erlanger, Steven.  NATO Chief Defends Engaging with Russia.  New York Times, p 8, December 4, 2008.
NATO's secretary general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, strongly defended the alliance's decision to begin "a conditional and graduated re-engagement" with Moscow, saying that "Russia is such an important factor in geopolitical terms that there is no alternative for NATO than to engage Russia."
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1606384211&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Eyal, Jonathan.  Europe and Russia:  A Return to the Past.  RUSI Journal 153:40-47 October 2008.
Discusses how the Georgian war has transformed the European continent's security debate and examines the future of the West's co-operation with Russia.  Author argues that the West and Russia cannot return to the pre-war status quo, for it was never a tenable position.

Haukkala, Hiski.  Russian Reactions to the European Neighborhood Policy.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:40-48 September-October 2008.

Klepatsky, L.  The Ball Is on the EU Side:  Relationship Strategy.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 3:138-148 2008.

Krastev, Ivan.  Russia and the European Order:  Sovereign Democracy Explained.  American Interest 4:16-24 November-December 2008.
"The real source of the confrontation between Russia and the European Union is not primarily competing interests or economic policy imbalances; it is their fundamental political incompatibility."

Kratochvil, Petr.  The Discursive Resistance to EU-Enticement:  The Russian Elite and (the Lack of) Europeanisation.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:397-422 May 2008.
Explores the discourse of the Russian elite on foreign policy in general and on the European Union in particular, and identifies the main reasons for Russia's resistance to Europeanization.

Kuchins, Andrew C.  Europe and Russia:  Up from the Abyss?  Current History 108:138-139 March 2009.

Likhachev, V.  Russia - EU Parliamentary Dialogue Continues.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 3:40-47 2008.

Lukyanov, Fyodor.  Russia - EU:  The Partnership that Went Astray.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1107-1119 August 2008.

McCGwire, Michael and Clarke, Michael.  NATO Expansion:  "A Policy Error of Historic Importance".  International Affairs 84:1281-1301 November 2008.
Argues that European security depends on the effective collaboration of the five major powers, and will be undermined by the extension of NATO.  The main threats to security are:  the breakdown of political and economic stability; unintended nuclear proliferation and/or failure of the START process; Russia's evolving political and territorial aspirations.  All three will remain marginal as long as Russia is constructively engaged with the West, but NATO expansion threatens that engagement.

Stelzenmuller, Constanze.  Germany's Russia Question:  A New Ostpolitik for Europe.  Foreign Affairs 88:89-100 March-April 2009.
Buoyed by an increasingly activist foreign policy and a resilient economy, Germany has taken a leadership position in Europe.  Perhaps most decisively, it is a bridge between Russia and the West, and how Berlin manages its relations with Moscow will set the tone for Europe's dealings with its resurgent neighbor.

Tudoroiu, Theodor.  From Spheres of Influence to Energy Wars:  Russian Influence in Post-Communist Romania.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:386-414 September 2008.


Foreign Relations, Former Soviet Union

Internet Resource

Ruus, Kertu.  Cyber War I:  Estonia Attacked from Russia.  European Affairs, Winter-Spring 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.ciaonet.org/journals/ea/v9i1/04.html


Internet Resource (Student Research)

Imblum, Mark A.  Russia's Energy Policies and Ukraine's NATO Candidacy.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, June 2008.  87 p.  (Master's Thesis).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA483735


Book

Samokhvalov, Vsevolod.  Relations in the Russia-Ukraine-EU Triangle:  "Zero-Sum Game" or Not?  Paris, European Union Institute for Security Studies, 2007.  39 p.  (Occasional paper, no. 68)
Also available online at:  http://www.iss-eu.org/occasion/occ68.pdf
Book call no.:  303.482477047 S191r


Periodicals

Balmaceda, Margarita M.  Corruption, Intermediary Companies, and Energy Security:  Lithuania's Lessons for Central and Eastern Europe.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:16-28 July-August 2008.
Argues that the Russian leadership, through its energy investments there, seeks to use Lithuania as a bridgehead into the EU, or even as a means to foster divisions within the EU and also in the post-Soviet Baltic states.  Paradoxically, Lithuania's accession to the EU affords important protections against Russian interference but has also made it more attractive to Russian players.

Blank, Stephen.  What Comes after the Russo-Georgian War?  What's at Stake in the CIS.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:379-391 November-December 2008.
Analyzes the motivations behind Russia's recent war against Georgia, its pressure on Ukraine to cede more and more aspects of sovereignty, and its ambitions to return the world to the bipolar order that existed during the Cold War Era.

Bruce, Chloe.  A Chill Wind:  Russia and Ukraine Agree on New Gas Deal.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:56-57 March 2009.
Gas pipelines to Europe were shut down during a January dispute between Ukraine and Russia.  Now that the two countries have come to an agreement and the gas flow is on again, the author examines the dispute's ramifications for future supplies to Europe.

Ciziunas, Pranas.  Russia and the Baltic States:  Is Russian Imperialism Dead?  Comparative Strategy 27:287-307 May-June 2008.

Dannreuther, Roland and March, Luke.  Chechnya:  Has Moscow Won?  Survival 50:97-112 August-September 2008.
The issue of Chechnya barely featured in the Russian parliamentary and presidential elections of 2007 and 2008.  This was in stark contrast with previous elections in which the Chechen conflict was either an embarrassment to be disguised by propaganda or a recognized failure demanding concrete, decisive new action.

Johnson, Reuben.  Ukrainian Firms Turn to China after Russia Snub.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:22 November 26, 2008.
Frozen out by Moscow as key suppliers of components, Ukraine's defense companies have had to build new business relationships -- not least with Beijing.

Kramer, Mark.  Russian Policy Toward the Commonwealth of Independent States:  Recent Trends and Future Prospects.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-19 November-December 2008.

Kuzio, Taras.  Self-Defense Lessons:  Ukrainian Insecurity Post-Georgia.  Jane's Intelligence Review 21:28-34 February 2009.
Author assesses Ukraine's position following the 2008 conflict in Georgia and explains why Russian interference in Crimea is likely to increase.

Malashenko, Aleksei.  On Thin Ice:  Chechen Stability Hinges on President.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:34-37 August 2008.

Nygren, Bertil.  Putin's Use of Natural Gas to Reintegrate the CIS Region.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:3-15 July-August 2008.
"In recent years it has become apparent that Russia is using energy resources and energy transit procedures as a tool of foreign policy toward some members of the Commonwealth of Independent States."

Peuch, Jean-Christophe.  A Turning Point in Ingushetia.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 14-16, October 2008.
Protests in Ingushetia have led to increased violence. Author assesses the regional situation and wonders whether the Russian authorities can quell the ongoing unrest.

Souleimanov, Emil and Ditrych, Ondrej.  The Internationalisation of the Russian-Chechen Conflict:  Myths and Reality.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1199-1222 September 2008.

Stern, David L.  Russian Actions Reignite Tensions over Strategic Port in Ukraine.  New York Times, p A6, August 25, 2008.
Russia's willingness to send troops into Georgia, another former Soviet republic, to settle their territorial dispute this month has made Ukraine jittery.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1538529481&sid=5&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

The Wild South.  Economist 389:special section, pp 14-16 November 29, 2008.
Discusses Russia's treatment of several republics in the Caucasus.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527678&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


Foreign Relations, Former Soviet Union:   Russia-Georgia War, August 2008

Internet Resources

Baev, Pavel.  Russian "Tandemocracy" Stumbles into a War.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, August 11, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=33876

Chicky, Jon L.  The Russian-Georgian War:  Political and Military Implications for U.S. Policy.  Washington, Central Asia - Caucasus Institute, Silk Road Studies Program, February 2009.  17 p.  (Policy paper).
Available online at:  http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/pp/09/jc09russiageorgia__2_.pdf

The Georgian Crisis.  International Debates 6:1-25 September 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34209293&site=ehost-live

Gottemoeller, Rose.  Russian-American Security Relations after Georgia.  Washington, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, October 2008.  8 p.  (Policy Brief, no. 67).
Available online at:  http://www.carnegieendowment.org/files/russia_us_security_relations_after_georgia.pdf

House of Lords.  European Union Committee.  After Georgia:  The EU and Russia:  Follow-Up Report.  London, The Stationery Office Limited, February 12, 2009.  27 p.  (3rd Report of Session 2008-09).
Available online at:  http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200809/ldselect/ldeucom/26/26.pdf
Considers the implications of the Georgia conflict for EU-Russia relations, and examines other recent developments, such as the Russia-Ukraine gas dispute, the downturn in the Russian economy and wider questions of European security.

McFaul, Michael A.  U.S. - Russia Relations and the Georgia Crisis.  FDCH Congressional Testimony September 9, 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=f5h&AN=32Y3717758582&site=ehost-live
Testimony by a Stanford University professor to the United States Congress, House Foreign Affairs Committee on September 9, 2008, outlining ideas for building a new American strategy for dealing with Russia.

Nichol, Jim.  Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia:  Context and Implications for U.S. Interests.  Washington, Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, September 22, 2008.  37 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA487167

Six Perspectives on the Georgia Conflict.  London, Chatham House, September 30, 2008.
Available online at:  http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/news/view/-/id/468/
Six new briefing notes from the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House offer analysis and insight on the conflict in Georgia.

Weir, Fred and others.  Russian Clout Prevails in South Ossetia.  Christian Science Monitor, p 1, August 11, 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1528582351&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Whither Georgia:  The Impact of Russia Actions since August 2008.  London, Chatham House, December 15, 2008.  31 p.  (Russia and Eurasia Programme Seminar Summary).
Available online at:  http://www.chathamhouse.org.uk/files/13145_151208summary.pdf


Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Russian Assault Forces West to Reassess.  Defense News 23:1+ August 18, 2008.

Advancing, Blindly.  Economist 388:67-68 September 20, 2008.
Examines Russia's armed forces.  The country has increased its military spending since 2004 to modernize a force that had fallen into disrepair since the end of the Cold War.  Its performance during the August, 2008 war with Georgia was spotty, with victory achieved due to overwhelming superiority of numbers.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34437037&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Allison, Roy.  Russia Resurgent?  Moscow's Campaign to "Coerce Georgia to Peace".  International Affairs 84:1145-1171 November 2008.

Baiting the Bear:  Georgia Plays Russian Roulette.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:8-15 September 2008.
In the wake of Russia and Georgia's six-day war over South Ossetia, article assesses how tension will continue to destabilize the South Caucasus.

Barry, Ellen.  Stung by Criticism over Georgia, Putin Asks West for a Little Understanding.  New York Times, p 6, September 12, 2008.
"...since the first hours of this crisis, Russian leaders have been asking the same question with mounting frustration:  'Why is everyone blaming us for this'?"
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1553286971&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Bennett, John T.  U.S. DIA Official Defends Russia-Georgia Reporting.  C4ISR Journal 7:14 October 2008.
The Defense Intelligence Agency's top analyst says the agency provided Bush administration officials with ample warning that the simmering tensions between Georgia and Russia could erupt in fighting.

Birch, Douglas.  Georgia War Reflects Ancient Russian Fears; Suspicion of West, Wounded Pride Had Role.  Boston Globe, p A2, August 24, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1538747141&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Blank, Stephen.  What Comes after the Russo-Georgian War?  What's at Stake in the CIS.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:379-391 November-December 2008.
Analyzes the motivations behind Russia's recent war against Georgia, its pressure on Ukraine to cede more and more aspects of sovereignty, and its ambitions to return the world to the bipolar order that existed during the Cold War Era.

A Caucasian Journey.  Economist 388:42-44 August 23, 2008.
Examines Georgia in the aftermath of its war with Russia in August, 2008 over the status of two separatist provinces of Georgia.  A curious lack of animosity between ordinary Georgians and Russian soldiers is observed.  The war is seen as part of the centuries-long history of border conflicts in the Caucasus between Russia and the native peoples there.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34003721&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Champion, Marc and others.  Smoldering Feud, Then War.  Wall Street Journal 252:A1-A6 August 16, 2008.
Discusses circumstances leading up to Russia's August, 2008 military incursion into the Republic of Georgia.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1533690081&sid=6&Fmt=4&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Cooley, Alexander.  How the West Failed Georgia.  Current History 107:342-344 October 2008.
Western indifference to Georgia's frozen conflicts, divergent transatlantic interests in relation to the regime of Mikheil Saakashvili, and ill-crafted policies regarding Kosovo's independence and NATO expansion all contributed to the tragic events of August.   Saakashvili and his insider circle of reformers expressed unequivocal support for the US-led global war on terror and the war in Iraq and publicly proclaimed that they and Americans shared the same "democratic values."

Cornell, Svante E.  War in Georgia, Jitters All Around.  Current History 107:307-314 October 2008.

Evans, Gareth.  Russia in Georgia:  Not a Case of the "Responsibility to Protect".  New Perspectives Quarterly 25:53-55 Fall 2008.

Eyal, Jonathan.  Europe and Russia:  A Return to the Past.  RUSI Journal 153:40-47 October 2008.
Discusses how the Georgian war has transformed the European continent's security debate and examines the future of the West's co-operation with Russia.  Author argues that the West and Russia cannot return to the pre-war status quo, for it was never a tenable position.

Finn, Pete.  Russia Pushes into Georgia; In Undisputed Area, Troops Seize Town and Military Base.  Washington Post, p A1, August 12, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1529566931&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Friedman, George.  The Russo-Georgian War and the Balance of Power.  American Legion 165:14-20 October 2008.
Argues that the Russo-Georgian war did not change the balance of power in Eurasia, it simply declared that the balanced of power has already shifted, considering that Moscow did not have to concern itself with the possible response of the U.S. or Europe.

Fulghum, David A. and others.  Flawed Fight.  Aviation Week & Space Technology 169:23 September 1, 2008.
Analyzes military blunders committed by Russian armed forces in their war against Georgia.  Senior Russian military officials, both active and recently retired, are loudly criticizing early setbacks in Georgia, which included problems in air defense suppression, intelligence analysis and warnings, air attack planning and speed of response.  They also point to the deployment of older T-62 and T-72 tanks and outdated armored personnel carriers for the initial push into East Ossetia that were about an equal match for the Georgian armor.

George, Julie A. and Stefes, Christoph H.  The Fate of Georgian Democracy.  Current History 107:344-347 October 2008.

Hammick, Denise.  Georgia Counts Cost of Conflict with Moscow.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:4 August 20, 2008.

King, Charles.  The Five-Day War:  Managing Moscow after the Georgia Crisis.  Foreign Affairs 87:2-11 November-December 2008.
The war showed the West that Moscow has lost its faith in multilateral institutions and is willing to impose its will by force.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34741431&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Korns, Stephen W. and Kastenberg, Joshua E.  Georgia's Cyber Left Hook.  Parameters 38:60-76 Winter 2008-2009.
Georgian-Russian hostilities in South Ossetia have generated a substantial amount of analysis and speculation regarding the accompanying cyber conflict.  Most of the focus has centered on identifying the parties who conducted the cyber attacks.  Authors examine the concept of cyber neutrality.
Also available online at:  http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/parameters/08winter/korns.pdf

Lefebvre, Stephane and McDermott, Roger N.  Intelligence Aspects of the 2008 Conflict Between Russia and Georgia.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:4-19 January-March 2009.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=22&issue=1&spage=4

Marching Off to Cyberwar.  Economist 389:20-21 December 6, 2008.
Discusses cyberattacks on Georgia by Russian nationalists as part of the dispute between the two countries in August, 2008, as well as cyberattacks on Estonia by Russia in 2007.  Neither attack has been formally linked to the Russian government.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35626670&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Schwirtz, Michael.  Georgia Fired More Cluster Bombs Than Thought, Killing Civilians, Report Finds.  New York Times, p A18, November 6, 2008.
Georgian military forces fired more cluster munitions during their war with Russia in August than originally thought, and some of the weapons may have malfunctioned, causing civilian casualties when they fell short of military targets and hit Georgian villages, according to new research by Human Rights Watch.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1589468081&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Schwirtz, Michael.  On Exhibit:  Georgian War and a New Russian Pride.  New York Times, p 14, September 30, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1563759781&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Siegel, Matt.  Georgia:  The Aftermath.  New Statesman 137:14-15 August 25, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=33971725&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Thomas, Timothy L.  The Bear Went Through the Mountain:  Russia Appraises Its Five-Day War in South Ossetia.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:31-67 January-March 2009.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=22&issue=1&spage=31

Toal, Gerard.  Russia's Kosovo:  A Critical Geopolitics of the August 2008 War over South Ossetia.  Eurasian Geography and Economics 49:670-705 November-December 2008.

Weir, Fred.  In Georgia, Russia Saw Its Army's Shortcomings.  Christian Science Monitor, p 1, October 10, 2008.
The global perception of the Russia-Georgia war is that an armored juggernaut of old Soviet military proportions rolled over its puny rival after a five-day conflict.  But the view from Moscow is different.  Many Russian military experts are still shaking their heads in dismay over a catalog of delays and mistakes that plagued the Russian Army's thrust into South Ossetia.

Yujun, Feng.  Russia-Georgia Conflict and Beyond.  Contemporary International Relations (China) 18:18-28 September-October 2008.


Foreign Relations, Japan

Internet Resources

Ferguson, Joseph.  Territorial Dispute Takes Second Place to Russian-Japanese Economic Cooperation.  Eurasia Daily Monitor Washington, Jamestown Foundation, February 24, 2009.
Available online at:  http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=34545


Book

Kimura, Hiroshi.  The Kurillian Knot:  A History of Japanese-Russian Border Negotiations.  Stanford, CA, Stanford University Press, 2008.  p
Book call no.:  327.52047 K49k


Periodicals

Japan, Russia Vow "Concrete" Steps.  Moscow News No. 47:10 November 28 - December 4, 2008.
The leaders of Japan and Russia pledged to take steps to resolve a territorial dispute, saying they wanted normal ties after a row that has endured for decades.  Russia and Japan have never signed a peace treaty to formally end World War II due to Tokyo's claims over four islands which Soviet troops seized in 1945 off Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.

Kunadze, Georgy.  What's at Stake.  Current Digest of the Post-Soviet Press 60:17 March 4, 2008.
Reflects on the relationship between Japan and Russia, noting that the two countries have had a history of wanting cooperation which never quite occurs.


Foreign Relations, Latin America

Internet Resources

Llana, Sara Miller and Weir, Fred.  Russia's New Presence in Latin America.  Christian Science Monitor, p 1, November 24, 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1601068081&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Book

Bain, Mervyn.  Russian-Cuban Relations since 1992:  Continuing Camaraderie in a Post-Soviet World.  Lanham, MD, Littlefield Books, 2008.  169 p.
Book call no.:  327.4707291 B162r


Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  Russia Expands Ties with Venezuela.  Defense News 23:83 October 6, 2008.

Barry, Ellen.  Russia Strikes Oil Deal with Chavez and Plans Modernization of Military.  New York Times, p A7, September 27, 2008.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1562432721&sid=3&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Chuang, Yang.  Two Can Play That Game.  Beijing Review 51:14 December 11, 2008.
Discusses Russia's military and energy cooperation with Venezuela.

Harrington, Caitlin.  USAF "Unconcerned" by Venezuela-Russia Deals.  Jane's Defence Weekly 45:7 October 15, 2008.

Nikolaenko, Valery.  Guatemala Is Moving Closer to Russia.  International Affairs:  A Russian Journal of World Politics, Diplomacy and International Relations 54, No. 4:98-104 2008.

Romero, Simon and others.  Allies and Prospects in Latin America Frustrate Russia's Efforts to Build Ties.  New York TImes, p A5, November 22, 2008.
Plunging oil prices and the global financial crisis, which have hammered Russia particularly hard, have raised questions about Russia's reliability as an economic partner, while Barack Obama's victory has raised hopes throughout Latin America of a new era of improved relations with the United States.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1599716731&sid=4&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Russia to Modernize Nicaragua's Arsenal.  Moscow News No. 38:4 September 26-October 2, 2008.

Schwirtz, Michael.  Russia, Cuba Take Steps to Revive a Bond.  New York Times, p A12, January 31, 2009.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1636044171&sid=2&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Foreign Relations, Middle East

Book

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Russian Perspective on the Middle East, by Mikhail Troitskiy, pp 166-175.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Periodicals

Blanche, Ed.  The Russians Are Coming.  Middle East No. 395:7-10 December 2008.
Russia is making a determined effort to restore the influence Moscow enjoyed in the Middle East before the collapse of the Soviet Union nearly two decades ago.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35720913&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Knickmeyer, Ellen.  Russian Offensive Hailed in Mideast.  Washington Post, p A18, August 30, 2008.
For some in the Middle East, the images of Russian tanks rolling into Georgia in defiance of U.S. opposition revived warm memories of the Cold War.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdlink?did=1544683011&sid=7&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Nemets, Alexandr V. and Kurz, Robert W.  The Iranian Space Program and Russian Assistance.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:87-96 January-March 2009.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=22&issue=1&spage=87

Nizameddin, Talal.  Squaring the Middle East Triangle in Lebanon:  Russia and the Iran-Syria-Hezbollah Nexus.  Slavonic and East European Review 86:475-500 July 2008.

Seymour, Richard.  A Tangled Web.  Middle East No. 394:26-27 November 2008.
Discusses Russia's relations with the Middle East.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1595715471&sid=6&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD


Foreign Relations, United States

Internet Resources

Charap, Samuel and Kuchins, Andrew C.  Economic Whiplash in Russia:  An Opportunity to Bolster U.S. - Russia Commercial Ties?  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies, February 2009.  15 p.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/090218_charap_econwhiplashrussia_web.pdf

Gromyko, Alexei.  Civilizational Guidelines in the Relationship of Russia, the European Union, and the United States.  Russian Politics and Law 46:7-18 November-December 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=36291930&site=ehost-live
Discusses the relationship between the Russian Federation and both the European Union and the US.  Examines the differences between western civilization and Russian civilization, and the connotations these differences bring.

Petro, Nicolai N.  The Putin Generation:  How Will Its Rise Affect US - Russian Relations?  Harvard International Review 30:22-26 Summer 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1580344821&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Young people in Russia have become markedly more politically active during Vladimir Putin's second term in office, a striking change for a country where young people (ages 18-35) have traditionally been among the most politically apathetic segment of the population.  This generation's values will pose a fundamentally new and different challenge to the West -- how to deal with an increasingly prosperous and self-confident Russia.

Prospects for U.S. - Russian Security Cooperation, edited by Stephen J. Blank.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, March 2009.  338 p.
Available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=892

Trenin, Dmiti.  Toward a New Euro-Atlantic "Hard" Security Agenda:  Prospects for Trilateral U.S.-EU-Russia Cooperation.  Washington, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Institute Francais des Relations Internationales, July 2008.  17 p.
Available online at:  http://www.csis.org/media/csis/pubs/080731_trenin_towardneweuroatlantic.pdf

United States.  Department of State.  Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs:  Russia.  Washington.
Available online at:  http://www.state.gov/p/eur/ci/rs/
Official website includes Background Notes, fact sheets, press releases, and information on U.S. - Russia relations.

Wishnick, Elizabeth.  Russia, China, and the United States in Central Asia:  Prospects for Great Power Competition and Cooperation in the Shadow of the Georgian Crisis.  Carlisle, PA, Strategic Studies Institute, Army War College, February 2009.  72 p.
Available online at:  http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/download.cfm?q=907
Looks critically at the Sino-Russian partnership and points to differences on energy and economic integration in Central Asia, despite common interests in maintaining regime security and limiting U.S. influence in the region.  A section on the implications of the Georgian crisis shows how this war highlighted the divergence in Russian and Chinese interests, while accentuating the vulnerability of the Central Asian states to Russian influence.


Internet Resource (Student Research)

Leskoff, Mark B.  Russian Anti-Americanism:  Origins and Implications.  Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School, September 2008.  129 p.  (Master's Thesis).
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA488710


Books

Moscow Treaty:  Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions.  Washington, Department of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Office of Strategic Negotiations and Implementation, May 24, 2002.  34 p.
Book call no.:  341.734 R969m

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Europe-Russia-United States:  Whither Are We Drifting?, by Dmitri Katsy and others, pp 123-138.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Periodicals

Blank, Stephen.  Threats to and from Russia:  An Assessment.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 21:491-526 July 2008.

Blank, Stephen.  What Comes after the Russo-Georgian War?  What's at Stake in the CIS.  American Foreign Policy Interests 30:379-391 November-December 2008.
Analyzes the motivations behind Russia's recent war against Georgia, its pressure on Ukraine to cede more and more aspects of sovereignty, and its ambitions to return the world to the bipolar order that existed during the Cold War Era.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Forward to Where?  U.S. - Russian Strategic Nuclear Force Reductions.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:68-86 January-March 2009.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russian and US Missile Defenses:  Continuing Contention of Possible Progress?  European Security 17:435-453 December 2008.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russian - U.S. Nuclear Force Reductions and Nuclear Proliferation.  Comparative Strategy 27:431-450 October-December 2008.

Cullison, Alan and Dreazen, Yochi J.  World News:  Moscow Moves to Counter U.S. Power in Central Asia.  Wall Street Journal, p A6, February 5, 2009.
Russia is reasserting its role in Central Asia with a Kremlin push to eject the U.S. from a vital air base and a Moscow-led pact to form an international military force to rival NATO -- two moves that potentially complicate the new U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan.
Also available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1638553701&sid=1&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD

Kitfield, James.  Red Lines.  National Journal 40:36-42 December 20, 2008.
Examines the challenges facing the new U.S. administration in crafting a policy toward Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35894302&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Mankoff, Jeffrey.  Russian Foreign Policy and the United States after Putin.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:42-51 July-August 2008.

McCGwire, Michael and Clarke, Michael.  NATO Expansion:  "A Policy Error of Historic Importance".  International Affairs 84:1281-1301 November 2008.
Argues that European security depends on the effective collaboration of the five major powers, and will be undermined by the extension of NATO.  The main threats to security are:  the breakdown of political and economic stability; unintended nuclear proliferation and/or failure of the START process; Russia's evolving political and territorial aspirations.  All three will remain marginal as long as Russia is constructively engaged with the West, but NATO expansion threatens that engagement.

Rukavishnikov, Vladimir.  The U.S. - Russian Dispute over Missile Defense.  Connections:  The Quarterly Journal 7:81-94 Fall 2008.
Also available online at:  https://consortium.pims.org/the-american-russian-dispute-over-missile-defense

Sestanovich, Stephen.  What Has Moscow Done?  Rebuilding U.S. -Russian Relations.  Foreign Affairs 87:12-28 November-December 2008.
"Russia's war in Georgia has subjected the high-stakes and disappointing U.S.-Russian relationship to a top-to-bottom reassessment--its first real reconsideration since the Cold War."
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34741434&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Shapiro, Isaac.  To Russia with Love:  A Plea for Normalcy.  World Policy Journal 25:63-73 Winter 2008-2009.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=36067651&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv


History


Books

Bergstrom, Christer.  Kursk:  The Air Battle, July 1943.  Hersham, Surrey, United Kingdom, Ian Allan Publishing, 2007.  p
Book call no.:  940.5421735 B499k

Dowling, Timothy C.  The Brusilov Offensive.  Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2008.  208 p.
Book call no.:  940.4275 D747b

Edwards, Robert.  The Winter War:  Russia's Invasion of Finland, 1939-40.  New York, Pegasus Books, 2008.  319 p.
Book call no.:  948.97032 E26w

Jones, Michael.  Leningrad:  State of Siege.  New York, Basic Books, 2008.  322 p.
Book call no.:  940.5421721 J78L

Landis, Erik C.  Bandits and Partisans:  The Antonov Movement in the Russian Civil War.  Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008.  381 p.
Book call no.:  947.0841 L257b

Lendvai, Paul.  One Day that Shook the Communist World:  The 1956 Hungarian Uprising and Its Legacy, translated by Ann Major.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2008.  297 p.
Book call no.:  943.9052 L564u

Luthi, Lorenz M.  The Sino-Soviet Split:  Cold War in the Communist World.  Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2008.  375 p.
Examines the issues involved in the Sino-Soviet conflict from 1956 to 1966.
Book call no.:  327.47051 L973s

Rabinowitch, Alexander.  The Bolsheviks in Power:  The First Year of Soviet Rule in Petrograd.  Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2008.  494 p.
Book call no.:  947.0841 R116b

Sewell, Kenneth and Priesler, Jerome.  All Hands Down:  The True Story of the Soviet Attack on the USS Scorpion.  New York, Simon & Schuster, 2008.  277 p.
In May 1968, the submarine USS Scorpion sank in mysterious circumstances with a loss of ninety-nine lives.  The tragedy occurred during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and it followed by only weeks the sinking of a Soviet sub near Hawaii.
Book call no.:  359.93834 S516a

Smith, S. A.  Revolution and the People in Russia and China:  A Comparative History.  New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008.  249 p.
Book call no.:  947.210841 S661r

Tzouliadis, Tim.  The Forsaken:  An American Tragedy in Stalin's Russia.  New York, Penguin Press, 2008.  436 p.
The story of several thousand naive Americans who believed that communism had created a worker's paradise in the Soviet Union and emigrated there in the early 1930s.
Book call no.:  947.00413 T998f

Verdict:   Boris Berezovsky vs. Russia's Oligarchs, compiled and edited by Yuri Felshtinsky.  Falmouth, MA, Terra-USA, 2007.  562 p.
Book call no.:  345.420256 V484


Periodicals

Khazanov, Anatoly M.  Whom to Mourn and Whom to Forget?  (Re)contructing Collective Memory in Contemporary Russia.  Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions 9:293-310 September 2008.
Analyzes the reasons for the insignificant role that crimes committed during communist rule play in contemporary Russia.  It argues that attitudes toward the Soviet past are a matter of politics and values much more than of knowledge.  While the official historical memory and master narrative are not inclined to give an objective assessment of the Soviet period, the Russian public at large also does not want to make Soviet crimes a focal point in collective remembrance.

Nikonova, Olga.  Soviet Amazons:  Women Patriots During Prewar Stalinism.  Minerva Journal of Women and War 2:84-99 Spring 2008.
Women's Military Training, pp 90-95.

Paynich, Timothy.  Celebrities or Scapegoats?  Women in Prewar Soviet Aviation.  Minerva Journal of Women and War 2:70-83 Spring 2008.

Podwig, Pavel.  The Window of Vulnerability That Wasn't:  Soviet Military Buildup in the 1970s -- A Research Note.  International Security 33:118-138 Summer 2008.

Romanenko, Valeriy.  The P-40 in Soviet Aviation.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:97-124 January-March 2009.
Covers the history of American Curtiss P-40 fighters in the Soviet aviation.  The USSR received 2134 aircraft of this type in 1941-1944.  They were widely used in all branches of Soviet aviation—Air Forces, Air Defense (PVO), and naval aviation.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=22&issue=1&spage=97

Rowley, Alison.  Masha Grab Your Gun:  1930s Images of Soviet Women and the Defense of Their Country.  Minerva Journal of Women and War 2:54-69 Spring 2008.


Nuclear Aspects


Books

Moscow Treaty:   Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Strategic Offensive Reductions.  Washington, Department of State, Bureau of Arms Control, Office of Strategic Negotiations and Implementation, May 24, 2002.  34 p.
Book call no.:  341.734 R969m

The United States, Russia, and China:  Confronting Global Terrorism and Security Challenges in the 21st Century, edited by Paul J. Bolt and others.  Westport, CT, Praeger Security International, 2008.  215 p.
Nuclear Weapons in a Changing Threat Environment, by Pavel Podvig and others.  See "Russian Nuclear Forces, pp 37-41.
Book call no.:  363.32517 U58


Periodicals

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Connecting the Dots:  Nuclear Arms Control and Proliferation after Bush and Putin.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 21:259-278 April-June 2008.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Forward to Where?  U.S. - Russian Strategic Nuclear Force Reductions.  Journal of Slavic Military Studies 22:68-86 January-March 2009.
Also available online at:  http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1351%2d8046&volume=22&issue=1&spage=68

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russian and US Missile Defenses:  Continuing Contention of Possible Progess?  European Security 17:435-453 December 2008.

Cimbala, Stephen J.  Russian-U.S. Nuclear Force Reductions and Nuclear Proliferation.  Comparative Strategy 27:431-450 October-December 2008.

Fernandez, Nicolas N.  Open Sesame:  Risk from Russia's Closed Nuclear Cities.  Jane's Intelligence Review 20:43-47 August 2008.
Russia's nuclear weapons and associated facilities have been kept in closed cities since the 1940s.  Recent organizational changes have exposed the levels of crime and corruption in the cities and raised concerns about the safety and security of materials inside.

Schneider, Mark.  The Nuclear Forces and Doctrine of the Russian Federation.  Comparative Strategy 27:397-425 October-December 2008.

Thayer, Bradley and Skypek, Thomas M.  Russia Goes Ballistic.  National Interest No. 97:61-68 September-October 2008.
Argues that Russia will surpass U.S. nuclear capabilities within two decades if trends continue.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=34474300&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Weiner, Sharon K.  Reconsidering Cooperative Threat Reduction:  Russian Nuclear Weapons Scientists and Non-Proliferation.  Contemporary Security Policy 29:477-501 December 2008.


Politics and Government


Internet Resources

Kononenko, Vadim.  Russia's Politics Amidst the Global Economic Crisis:  An Empty Scoreboard?  Helsinki, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, December 2008.  7 p.  (Briefing paper, no. 24).
Available online at:  http://www.upi-fiia.fi/en/publication/63/

Lo, Bobo.  Russia’s Crisis:  What it Means for Regime Stability and Moscow’s Relations with the World.  London, Centre for European Reform, February 2009.  8 p.  (Policy Brief).
Available online at:  http://www.cer.org.uk/pdf/policybrief_russia_19feb09.pdf

Petro, Nicolai N.  The Putin Generation:  How Will Its Rise Affect US-Russian Relations?  Harvard International Review 30:22-26 Summer 2008.
Available online at:  http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?did=1580344821&Fmt=3&clientId=417&RQT=309&VName=PQD
Young people in Russia have become markedly more politically active during Vladimir Putin's second term in office, a striking change for a country where young people (ages 18-35) have traditionally been among the most politically apathetic segment of the population.  This generation's values will pose a fundamentally new and different challenge to the West -- how to deal with an increasingly prosperous and self-confident Russia.


Internet Resources (Student Research)

MacBain, Alison J.  Russian Leadership:  Good Intentions, Failed Democracy.  Quantico, VA, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, 2008.  33 p.
Available online at:  http://handle.dtic.mil/100.2/ADA489986


Books

Nations in Transit 2007:   Democratization from Central Europe to Eurasia, edited by Jeannette Goehring.  New York, Freedom House, 2007.  773 p.
Russia, by Robert W. Orttung, pp 577-601.
Book call no.:  330.947 N277 2007

Smith, Mark A.  The Politicisation of History in the Russian Federation.  Shrivenham, Defense Academy of the United Kingdom, Advanced Research and Assessment Group, May 2008.  6 p.
The Russian leadership has become especially concerned that foreign powers, particularly in the former Soviet Union, are using history as a political weapon as part of an ideological assault against the Russian Federation.  There has been a partial re-Sovietisation in the interpretation of some aspects of the history of the USSR.  If this trend prevails, the future Russian political class may become less aware of the “blank spots” in Soviet history; this could contribute to the development of a more nationalist outlook.
Also available online at:  http://www.da.mod.uk/colleges/arag/document-listings/russian/08%2816%29MAS.pdf
Book call no.:  907.20947 S655p


Periodicals

Barany, Zoltan.  Civil-Military Relations and Institutional Decay:  Explaining Russian Military Politics.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:581-604 June 2008.

Blank, Stephen.  The Putin Succession and Its Implications for Russian Politics.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:231-262 July-September 2008.

Cappelli, Ottorino.  Pre-Modern State-Building in Post-Soviet Russia.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:531-572 December 2008.

Chebankova, Elena.  Adaptive Federalism and Federation in Putin's Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:989-1009 August 2008.

Deudney, Daniel and Ikenberry, G. John.  The Myth of the Autocratic Revival:  Why Liberal Democracy Will Prevail.  Foreign Affairs 88:77-93 January-February 2009.
Authors discuss the rise of autocratic governments, focusing on Russia and China, and argue that the economic success of those countries is based on the ability to embrace capitalism through engagment with the West.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35639959&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Di Leo, Rita.  Putin, Professional Politician.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:573-584 December 2008.

Easter, Gerald M.  The Russian State in the Time of Putin.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:199-230 July-September 2008.

Enigma Variations.  Economist 389:special section, pp 3-6, November 29, 2008.
Discusses the political conditions in Russia and compares Russia to its predecessor, the Soviet Union.  Offers details about the role played by Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Russian politics and Russia's foreign policy.  Explores the differences between social conditions in the Soviet Union and Russia, and describes anti-Americanism in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527193&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Evans, Alfred B. Jr.  Putin's Legacy and Russia's Identity.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:899-912 August 2008.

Gel'man, Vladimir.  Party Politics in Russia:  From Competition to Hierarchy.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:913-930 August 2008.

Godzimirski, Jakub M.  Putin and Post-Soviet Identity:  Building Blocks and Buzz Words.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:14-27 September-October 2008.

Grease My Palm.  Economist 389:special section, p10-11, November 29, 2008.
Discusses the problem of corruption and bribery in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527275&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Hahn, Jeffrey W. and Logvinenko, Igor.  Generational Differences in Russian Attitudes Toward Democracy and the Economy.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1345-1369 October 2008.

Holmes, Leslie.  Corruption and Organised Crime in Putin's Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1011-1031 August 2008.

Inozemtsev, Vladislav.  The Nature and Prospects of the Putin Regime.  Russian Social Science Review 50:40-60 January-February 2009.

Joo, Hyung-min.  The Soviet Origin of Russian Chauvinism:  Voices from Below.  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41:217-242 June 2008.
"The fledgling democracy of Russia is facing many challenges.  Perhaps the most dangerous of all is the rise of an aggressive chauvinistic nationalism."

Jowitt, Ken.  Rus United.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:480-511 December 2008.
Vladimir Putin has set about the rebuilding of Russia's statehood in an effort to replace the weak, feudalistic state inherited by Boris Yeltsin with a mercantilist state-nation.

Kertman, Grigorii.  The Status of the Party in Russian Political Culture.  Russian Social Science Review 49:24-39 July-August 2008.

Kryshtanoskaya, Ol'ga.  The Russian Elite in Transition.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:585-603 December 2008.

Lukin, Alexander.  Russia's New Authoritarianism and the Post-Soviet Political Ideal.  Post-Soviet Affairs 25:66-92 January-March 2009.

Luks, Leonid.  "Weimar Russia?"  Notes on a Controversial Concept.  Russian Social Science Review 49:30-48 November-December 2008.

Makarychev, Andrey S.  Politics, the State, and De-Politicization:  Putin's Project Reassessed.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:62-71 September-October 2008.

Mitrin, Dmitri.  From Rebellion to Submission:  The Evolution of Russian Federalism under Putin.  Problems of Post-Communism 55:49-61 September-October 2008.

Petrov, Nikolay.  Making Sense of Medvedev's Presidency:  Russia Beyond the Looking Glass.  Global Asia 3:66-73 Summer 2008.

Petukhov, V. V.  Civil Society and the Democracy of Participation.  Russian Social Science Review 49:4-13 July-August 2008.

Rasizade, Alec.  Putin's Place in Russian History.  International Politics 45:531-553 September 2008.
Reflects on the period of Putin's presidency in a broader context of general Russian history and maintains that Putin's Bonapartist mission has been historically predetermined.  By characterizing the contemporary stage in Russia's political evolution as the Russian Thermidor, the author explains, from this viewpoint, the revanchist policy of Russia towards the West, as well as in the post-Soviet area, and predicts an inevitable drive to 'regather' the severed historic Russian lands, including territorial claims to the 'newly independent states,' as the ultimate resolution of the 'Russian Question.'

Reuter, Ora John.  Dominant Party Regimes and the Commitment Problem.  Comparative Political Studies 42:501-526 April 2009.
Examines the efforts made in Russia to establish United Russia as a dominant party and argue that the Kremlin and regional elites have overcome their commitment problem through mutual investment in the United Russia party.

Richter, James.  Putin and the Public Chamber.  Post-Soviet Affairs 25:39-65 January-March 2009.
In 2004, Putin created a Public Chamber to enhance state-society dialogue and civilian oversight of the state system.  Drawing on interviews with individuals active in Russia's civil society or the foreign donor community, this article investigates the Public Chamber's role in legitimizing Putin's regime.

Rimskii, V.  The Active Civic Involvement of Russia's Citizens.  Russian Social Science Review 49:14-23 July-August 2008.

Sakwa, Richard.  Putin's Leadership:  Character and Consequences.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:879-897 August 2008.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  Big Money as an Obstacle to Democracy in Russia.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:512-530 December 2008.

Shlapentokh, Vladimir.  Putin as a Flexible Politician:  Does He Imitate Stalin?  Communist and Post-Communist Studies 41:205-216 June 2008.

Slider, Darrell.  Putin's "Southern Strategy":  Dmitriy Kozak and the Dilemmas of Recentralization.  Post-Soviet Affairs 24:177-197 April-June 2008.
Putin recentralized policy-making and political power through administrative reforms that reduced the power of the regions and shifted that power to the center.

Stoner-Weiss, Kathryn.  It Is Still Putin's Russia.  Current History 107:315-321 October 2008.


Social Aspects


Internet Resources

Orlova, Alexandra V.  A Comparison of the Russian and Canadian Experiences with Defining "Organized Crime".  Trends in Organized Crime 11:99-134 June 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=32626850&site=ehost-live

Rawlinson, Paddy.  Look Who's Talking:  Interviewing Russian Criminals.  Trends in Organized Crime 11:12-20 March 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31334160&site=ehost-live

Siegel, Dina.  Conversations with Russian Mafiosi.  Trends in Organized Crime 11:21-29 March 2008.
Available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=31334161&site=ehost-live


Books

Criminal States and Criminal-Soldiers, edited by Robert J. Bunker.  New York, Routledge, 2008.  322 p.
Chapter 9:  The Criminalisation of Russian State Security, by Mark Galeotti, pp 143-158.  Discusses the systemic nature of the criminalization and corruption of Russian police and military forces.
Book call no.:  327.117 C929

Richmond, Yale.  From Nyet to Da:  Understanding the New Russia.  4th ed.  Boston, Intercultural Press, 2009.  168 p.
Book call no.:  947.085 R533f

Russia and Globalization:  Identity, Security, and Society in an Era of Change, edited by Douglas W. Blum.  Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2008.  383 p.
The Russian Demographic Crisis in Cross-National Perspective, by Andrey Korotayev and Darya Khaltourina, pp 37-78.
Book call no.:  337.47 R9691


Periodicals

Galeotti, Mark.  Russian Muslims Wrestle with Nationalism.  Jane's Islamic Affairs Analyst, pp 4-5, July 2008.
Economic expansion and assertive foreign policy during Vladimir Putin's presidency has advanced ethnic Russian national identity.  While ethnic Russians are largely open to the idea of the Russian Federation as a multi-ethnic state, attitudes toward Russian Muslims are polarizing.

Hahn, Jeffrey W. and Logvinenko, Igor.  Generational Differences in Russian Attitudes Toward Democracy and the Economy.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1345-1369 October 2008.

Holmes, Leslie.  Corruption and Organised Crime in Putin's Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1011-1031 August 2008.

The Incredible Shrinking People.  Economist 389:special section, p 12-14 November 29, 2008.
Discusses the problem of falling birth rates and rising death rates in Russia.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527323&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Khazanov, Anatoly M.  Whom to Mourn and Whom to Forget?  (Re)contructing Collective Memory in Contemporary Russia.  Totalitarian Movements and Political Religions 9:293-310 September 2008.
Analyzes the reasons for the insignificant role that crimes committed during communist rule play in contemporary Russia, and argues that attitudes toward the Soviet past are a matter of politics and values much more than of knowledge.  While the official historical memory and master narrative are not inclined to give an objective assessment of the Soviet period, the Russian public at large also does not want to make Soviet crimes a focal point in collective remembrance.

Lonkila, Markku.  The Internet and Anti-Military Activism in Russia.  Europe-Asia Studies 60:1125 September 2008.

Lussier, Danielle N. and McCullaugh, Marcy E.  Epidemic Breakpoint:  Confronting HIV/AIDS in Russia's Regions.  Problems of Post-Communism 56:35-46 January-February 2009.

A Matter of Judgment.  Economist No. 389:special section, p 11, November 29, 2008.
Discusses flaws in Russia's judicial and legal system.
Also available online at:  http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=35527314&site=ehost-live&custid=airuniv

Ordzhonikidze, Mariia.  Russian's Perceptions of Western Values.  Russian Social Science Review 49:4-29 November-December 2008.

Orlova, Alexandra V.  The Russian "War on Drugs":  A Kinder, Gentler Approach?  Problems of Post-Communism 56:23-34 January-February 2009.
Despite statements acknowledging the importance of treatment and rehabilitation, Russia still deals with its drug problem as a law enforcement matter.

Pietilainen, Jukka.  Media Use in Putin's Russia.  Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics 24:365-385 September 2008.

Solovei, V. D.  The Revolution of Russian Identity:  Russia for the Russians?  Russian Social Science Review 49:56-79 July-August 2008.


Space Programs


Internet Resource

Putin Pumps It Up.  GPS World 19:14-15 October 2008.
Available online at:   http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=bth&AN=35027613&site=ehost-live
Discusses Russia's allocation of $2.6 billion to further develop the GLONASS space program.  The Russian Space Agency (Roscomos) plans to increase the number of GLONASS satellites from 16 to 30 by 2011.

Russian Space Web:  News and History of Astronautics in the Former USSR.  2009.
Available online at:  http://www.russianspaceweb.com/


Book

Chapman, Bert.  Space Warfare and Defense:  A Historical Encyclopedia and Research Guide.  Santa Barbara, CA, ABC Clio, 2008.  403 p.
Other Countries' Space Weapons Programs:   Russia/Soviet Union, pp 183-198.
Book call no.:   358.8 C466s

Harvey, Brian.  The Rebirth of the Russian Space Program:  50 Years after Sputnik, New Frontiers.  New York, Springer, 2007.  355 p.
Book call no.:   629.40947 H341rb

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


Periodicals

Abdullaev, Nabi.  With Financial Crisis as Backdrop, Russia Outlines Busy 2009 Agenda.  Space News 20:12 February 2, 2009.

Moscow Plans Countermeasures to US Space Weapons.  Moscow News  No.48:12 December 5, 2008.

Oberg, James.  Angara Boosts Russia's Launch Prospects.  Aerospace America 47:36-41 January 2009.
The Angara family of launch vehicles, designed to replace all current Russian space boosters except the Soyuz launcher, is just two years from its first orbital mission.
Also available online at:   http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/AA_Angara_JAN2009.pdf

Schwartz, John.  Russia Leads Way in Space Tourism with Paid Trips into Orbit.  New York Times, p 1, October 11, 2008.
While NASA looks ahead toward five years without shuttle flights and struggles to develop the next generation of spacecraft within its budget, the Russian space program has found ways to make space pay.  In doing so, the former Soviet Union has shown that it is leading the way toward capitalism in space travel.
Also available online at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/science/space/11space.html

Zak, Anatoly.  Mission Possible.  Air & Space Smithsonian 23:60 August-September 2008.
Discusses Russia's Phobos-Grunt mission, planned for launch in October 2009. The probe may become the first to land on Phobos, the larger of Mars' two moons, and marks the revival of Russian planetary science after two decades of decline.


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