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Title Russian foreign policy : sources and implications / Olga Oliker [and others].

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 220 pages).
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Series RAND Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note Title from PDF title page (viewed Apr. 2, 2009).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-220).
Note "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
Summary As Russia's economy has grown, so have the country's global involvement and influence, which often take forms that the United States neither expects nor likes, as the August 2008 conflict in Georgia demonstrated. Despite the two countries' many disagreements and the rising tension between them, the United States and Russia share some key interests and goals. In this monograph, the authors assess Russia's strategic interests and the factors that influence Russian foreign policy broadly. They examine Russia's domestic policies, economic development, and views of the world, as well as how these translate into security policies at home and abroad. They then consider the implications of Russia's evolving approaches for U.S. interests. The authors find that Russia's rising confidence will continue to create challenges for U.S. policymakers. The U.S. goal must therefore be to improve relations with Russia and build on shared views and shared interests, rather than to pursue coercive mechanisms that can easily backfire. Among other steps, the authors recommend that Washington vigorously pursue new arms control agreements with Moscow allay Russian fears about proposed U.S. missile defenses in Europe reevaluate its promotion of energy pipeline routes that circumvent Russia resume consistent, high-level consultations, including military-to-military contacts. If Russo-U.S. relations do not improve, the United States must find ways to keep poor relations with Russia from turning into adversarial ones. The Department of Defense and U.S. Air Force have important roles to play in either scenario.
Note "MG-768-AF."
Issued By Issued by: RAND Project Air Force.
Contents Introduction -- Russia's domestic situation -- Russia's economy and Russian resources for defense -- Russian foreign policy -- Russia's defense and security policy -- Today's Russia: implications for the United States.
Subject Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations.
Russia (Federation) -- Strategic aspects.
Globalization -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Russia (Federation) -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Russia (Federation) -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Russia (Federation)
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Globalization -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00943538
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
Strategic aspects of individual places. (OCoLC)fst01355062
Russia (Federation) (OCoLC)fst01262050
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Russia -- foreign policy.
Russia -- security policy.
Russia -- military expenditure.
Russia & Former Soviet Republics.
Regions & Countries - Europe.
History & Archaeology.
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Oliker, Olga.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Russian foreign policy. Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2009 9780833046079 (DLC) 2009006826 (OCoLC)310959598
ISBN 9780833047137 (electronic bk.)
0833047132 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612081682
Report No. RAND/MG-768-AF
Standard No. AU@ 000048786131
AU@ 000051342566
DEBBG BV043071405
DEBSZ 421989912
DEBSZ 449146782
GBVCP 1008652350
GBVCP 80281963X
NZ1 16046602

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