Accession Number:

ADA280767

Title:

National Interests and Geopolitics: A Primer on the Basic Provisions of the Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The emergence of the new multi-ethnic nation-state--the Russian Federation on the geostrategic map-- is one of the most important realities of the contemporary world. Though the Russian Federation was proclaimed as the successor of the Soviet Union as one of the great powers, in the matter of international economic and political obligations it is not the same country. Moreover, as a result of the end of the Cold War and dissolution of the former Soviet Union, Russia faces new realities and evolutionary changes in international and domestic arenas that inevitably shape and will continue to shape its domestic and foreign policy. Three themes influence the changes. Foremost is the reduced military threat one that was primarily based on the ideological rivalry between socialist and capitalist systems during the Cold War. Second, it is critical for Russia to join the international market system and democratic environment. Such participation will be the main guarantee of the future of the democracy and market economy in the country and political stability in the region. Lastly, there is a deep economic, political cultural crisis inside the country because of the rapid dissolution of the ineffective state institutions of the former Soviet Union and the necessity to formulate and pursue national goals on the basis of compromise between the interests of different social groups

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Geography
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE