Civil-military relations in the new Russia

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Thomas Gomart's Russian Civil-Military Relations: Putin's Legac y looks beyond traditional dualism between the Kremlin and the military, introducing the role of the security services in Russian.

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This book examines how civil-military relations have been transformed in Russia, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact in Deriving in part from its Soviet past, Russia's military doctrine represents more than just a road map of how to fight the nation's wars; it also specifies threats to national interests, in this case the United States, NATO and international terrorism.

Against this background, Robert Brannon demonstrates that the military's influence may reveal as much about politics as it does the military.

In the often anarchic environment of the s, the nascent Russian Federation experienced misunderstandings and mis-steps in civil-military relations. Under Boris Yeltsin it has been questioned whether the military obeyed orders from civilian authorities or Civil-military relations in the new Russia book gave lip service to those it served to protect while implementing its own Cited by: 6.

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These events have strained Russian civil–military relations, as have the continuing economic and social problems faced by the armed forces. The significant difficulties of the Russian state and its army brought about speculation about the possibility of military intervention in politics.

This book deserves a place on the bookshelf of every student of civil-military relations." Roger R. Reese, Texas A&M University, Slavic Review "Politics and the Russian Army is the only study that covers the entire period of Russian civil-military relations from the seventeenth century to the s: 2.

Having read his Memoirs, Mikhail Gorbachev brings the reader up to date in this book (published ) with an overview of the current political situation in Russia as well as its relationships with Europe, America, the Far East and hot spots like Syria and the Middle East/5(14).

These qualities are on display in this valuable contribution to the debate about Russia and the new strains in East–West relations that have come to the fore in recent years. Although it is useful both for Gorbachev's insights and for providing the reader with a better understanding of the man himself, the book is compiled in an unusual way.

The history of Western civil-military relations shows that civilian control enhances the military. How the new Russia does so will decisively shape the character of its relations with the. Imperial Russia had a problem with palace coups.

This pattern of praetorianism was sharply reversed in the nineteenth century. The failed Decembrist uprising of represented a key organizational lesson for the officer corps, and from this point forward the Russian army was much more cautious about becoming involved in sovereign power issues.

How will civil-military relations affect efforts to consolidate new democracies in developing and postcommunist countries. How should democratic governments go about establishing civilian control of the armed forces.

This volume brings together ten distinguished authorities from around the world to examine these questions as they relate to Latin America, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the. Dale Herspring analyzes three key periods of change in civil-military relations in the Soviet Union and postcommunist Russia: the Bolshevik construction of the communist Red Army in the s; the era of perestroika, when Mikhail Gorbachev attempted to implement a more benign military doctrine and force posture; and the Yeltsin era, when a new.

This comprehensive overview of the political role of the Russian military (from Peter the Great's time in to the present) reveals why Russia has not experienced a successful military coup in over two centuries.

Including materials from archives and interviews, the book covers the Imperial, Price: $   My book uses the terms imperialism, nationalism, colonialism, and racism, and integrates them into discussions and analyses of Ukrainian-Russian relations, Crimea and the Russian-Ukrainian War.

Imperialism is used in this book to denote conquest by a country of foreign territory, in the case of this book, Russia’s occupation of Crimea and. Russian civil-military relations. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Herspring, Dale R.

(Dale Roy). Russian civil-military relations. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors /. This book is a full-scale study in English of tsarist civil-military relations in the last decades of the Russian Empire.

Originally published in ThePrinceton Legacy Libraryuses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.

In the often anarchic environment of the s, the nascent Russian Federation experienced misunderstandings and mis-steps in civil-military relations. Under Boris Yeltsin it has been questioned whether the military obeyed orders from civilian authorities or merely gave lip service to those it served to protect while implementing its own.

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Get this from a library. Politics and the Russian army: civil-military relations, [Brian D Taylor] -- Military coups have plagued many countries around the world, but Russia, despite its tumultuous history, has not experienced a successful military coup in over two centuries.

In. The Military in the New Russia-- (Richard B. Spence.)-- Adventurers or Commanders. Civil-Military Relations in Georgia Since Independence-- (Stephen F. Jones.)-- Starting from Stratch: The Establishment of National Armed Forces in the Republic of Moldova-- (Walter M.

Bacon Jr.)-- Civil-Military Relations in Lithuania-- (Robert A. Vitas. Relations between Russia and the transatlantic community are at their worst since the breakup of the Soviet Union.

While Moscow had hopes that the Donald Trump presidency would lead to improved ties, the character of the relationship remained largelyconfronted by Russia’s ongoing efforts to manipulate the affairs of its neighbours, suppress domestic opposition, and conduct.

This book is a full-scale study in English of tsarist civil-military relations in the last decades of the Russian Empire. Originally published in The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.

The New Russia by Mikhail Gorbachev, trans. Arch Tait. Polity Books,pp. To mark the 30th anniversary of the commencement of perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev wrote The New Russia (published in Russian as После Кремля/Posle Kremlya, translated After the Kremlin), an introspective look at the Russian state based on his own experiences.

Book Review: Civil-Military Relations and Shared Responsibility. Conrad Orr. The book Civil-Military Relations and Shared Responsibility by Dale Herspring is a valuable and deeply researched source that provides a rarely-so-comprehensive comparative analysis of civil-military relations across four distinct nations; Canada, Russia, Germany, and the United States.

Richard Kohn: The Civil-Military Relationship is Situational. Richard Kohn, military historian and unofficial dean of the community of civil-military relations scholars, talks about the full range of civil-military issues today: the military’s relationship with American society, civilian elites’ responsibility to the armed forces, military politicization, and the risks when civilians.

The present Russian government should analyse the German case to find some answers to the problems of democratization and civil-military relations. But Russia must keep in mind the historical context and the specific circumstances of democratization as well as Innere Fuhrung in Germany after World War II.

During the early 19th century, the countries had a period of active relations and co-operation, leading in to the sale of Alaska by Imperial Russia for $ million.

The countries continued to co-operate, and when both had trading interests in China, they operated as military allies in the Boxer Rebellion (), and later when the. Buy This Book in Print summary Civil-Military Relations and Shared Responsibility considers the factors that allow some civilian and military organizations to operate more productively in a political context than others, bringing into comparative study for the first time the military organizations of the U.S., Russia, Germany, and Canada.

RAND research on civil-military relations includes studies of how a military employs civilian contractors, how military bases interact with their neighbors, and how a nation's military affects its politics—and vice versa. The best recent scholarship on Russian civil-military relations explicitly addresses this issueâs importance for both domestic and external security.

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An inquiry into the present state of those relations under conditions of defense reform and the current international situation is of immense analytical and policy relevance for both domestic and. In analyzing civil-military relations, Huntington conducted a deep and far-ranging literature review of American military thought.

The notes section of the book is packed.The Volunteer Army and the Allied Intervention in South Russia, A Study in the Politics and Diplomacy of the Russian Civil War by George A.

Brinkley avg rating — 8 ratings. What Europe Needs on Russia from a Biden Administration Commentary, 12 November Neil Melvin. The incoming US administration will have to articulate a new policy towards Russia.

This will benefit the entire transatlantic community. Tags: International Security Studies, United States, US Defence Policy, Russia.