Accession Number : ADA255133

Title :   Toward a Russian National Strategy.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 1 Sep 91-5 Jun 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Salyers, Scott W.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 193

Abstract : This study attempts to identify the national interests and the issues and direction of national strategy for a newly emerging Russia in the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union. The study assumes that an understanding of national interest is a key to understanding national strategy. Following a theoretical study and definition of national interest and national strategy, the study proposes a method for formulating national interest, taking the elements of national power and passing them through the filters of historical experience and political culture to address the essential questions of national interest, Who we are, and Where we live. After reviewing the definition and practice of national interest in the former Soviet Union, the study examines the current situation in Russia (through February 1992) in accordance with the proposed theoretical methodology to articulate the directions of emergent Russian national interest and strategy. National Interest, National Strategy, National Security Strategy, Russia, USSR, Elements of National Power, Instruments of National Power, Political Culture, Strategy.

Descriptors :   *STRATEGY, *USSR, COLLAPSE, CULTURE, FILTERS, METHODOLOGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, POWER, SECURITY, WAKE, THESES, SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE