Accession Number : ADA295664

Title :   Reform and the Revolution in Russian Defense Economics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Blank, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA295664

Report Date : 19 MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 47

Abstract : The author examines the defense sector's current crisis which has come about due to the collapse of the Soviet Union and of the Russian economy. Russia's strategic dilemma--the gap between the state's ambitions and objectives and the means of realizing them-- must be resolved. Should Russia continue to fail to meet the challenge of overcoming an economy excessively geared to defense, prospects for the security of Russia's neighbors and for Russia's democratization remain dim. In the final analysis, the crisis of Russia's defense economy is a vital part of the ongoing crisis of the Russian State. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), *DEFENSE PLANNING, FOREIGN POLICY, USSR, MILITARY STRATEGY, NATIONAL SECURITY, RUSSIA, POLITICAL REVOLUTION.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE