Prospects for the Russian Federation: Center-Regional Relations
Final rept. Oct 1993-Sep 1994
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA
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A combination of political, economic, and military-security factors will help determine the territorial configuration and political orientation of the Russian Federation. This paper examines these three sets of factors, and suggests that Russia could evolve in one of at least several ways an authoritarian, recentralized country disintegration into several new states or continued accommodation with regional interests, allowing a relatively controlled devolution of power from Moscow. The way in which Russia evolves will have important military-security and economic implications for the United States and the West more generally. One important way to better prepare ourselves for any future Russian developments is to expand our contacts across the political spectrum and throughout the country.
- Government and Political Science