Accession Number : ADA263762

Title :   Russia and the Baltic: Is There a Threat to European Security?

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Blank, Stephen J.

Report Date : 31 MAR 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russian troops still remain in the Baltic. The author examines the current problems of Russian troop withdrawals from this region, which are progressing too slowly for the Baltic states, and Russian charges that the Baltic states are discriminating against Russians residing in the region. He recommends a U.S.-backed Western initiative to help resolve the disputes in such a way that answers both sides' legitimate and basic interests, as well as those of the United States. After considering the issues between Russia and the Baltic states and their ramifications, the author analyzes the regional context of developments among the littoral states of the Baltic Sea and, on that basis, suggests an initiative that might help resolve this conflict peacefully.... Soviet Union, Baltic states, Russia, Domestic and foreign policy, U.S. interests.

Descriptors :   *BALTIC COUNTRIES, BALTIC SEA, COLLAPSE, CONFLICT, DOMESTIC, FOREIGN, FOREIGN POLICY, OCEANS, POLICIES, REGIONS, USSR, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE.

Subject Categories : Geography
      Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE