Accession Number:

ADA429670

Title:

NATO-Russian Relations: Status and Prospectives

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

Since the end of the Cold War, NATO has attributed great importance to the development of cooperation with Russia. This thesis evaluates the main developments in NATO-Russian relations since 1991. Although Moscow and the Alliance established a NATO-Russia Council and asserted the initiation of a qualitatively new relationship, Russia still needs to fulfill some requirements to catch up to Western standards. Russias external relations and the political, economic, and security factors internal to it will determine the future of the relationship. This thesis examines the following Russias political development and the transformation of its economic system its problematic external relations in the region and their impact on the NATO-Russian relationship its concept of National Security regional conflicts in Chechnya and Georgia the U.S.-NATO presence in Central Asia the oil and natural gas transportation problems created by the Russian monopoly in the Caspian Basin and its technology transfers to Iran, particularly in nuclear technology. Overall, the thesis evaluates the internal and external interactions mentioned above and offers conclusions about the prospects for security and stability in Europe.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE