Accession Number : ADA323470

Title :   The Dynamics of Russian Weapon Sales to China.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Blank, Stephen J.

PDF Url : ADA323470

Report Date : 04 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The author focuses on Russian arms sales to China and finds that these sales and China policy, in general, reveal much that is disturbing about the nature of the Russian policy process and Russia's profile in Asia. Russian state policy has also officially joined with China in a relationship described as a strategic cooperative partnership. He examines this relationship carefully for what it reveals about both states' international security policies. The author believes that Russian policy increasingly appears to be moving toward a confrontation with the United States from which only China will gain as a state, while private Russian interests also profit at the expense of Russia's strategic position. The anti-American aspects of this process also apparently accord with widely reported Chinese suspicions about U.S. policy. For this reason, he feels the evolving nature of the Russo-Chinese relationship is or should be of utmost interest to policymakers and analysts alike.

Descriptors :   *WEAPONS, *RUSSIA, *CHINA, *FOREIGN MILITARY SALES, USSR, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, MARKETING, DYNAMICS, COSTS, PROFITS, ASIA, CONFRONTATION.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE