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Author Oliker, Olga.

Title Assessing Russia's decline : trends and implications for the United States and the U.S. Air Force / Olga Oliker, Tanya Charlick-Paley.

Imprint Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 136 pages) : maps
text file PDF
Note "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"MR-1442-AF"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-136).
Contents Ch. 1: Introduction: strategic implications of Russia's decline -- ch. 2: Regional autonomy or increased centralization? -- ch. 3: The Russian economy -- ch. 4: Russia's political future: whither democracy and freedom? -- ch. 5: The people of Russia: asset or liability? -- ch. 6: The Russian military -- ch. 7: Weak links: road, rail, and nuclear power -- ch. 8: Illustrative scenarios -- ch. 9: Next steps: planning for and preventing contingencies -- ch. 10: The Air Force role.
Summary Continuing trends toward military, political, economic, and social decline in Russia threaten the interests of the United States and its allies. Moscow?s capacity to govern is called into question by increasing crime and corruption (and by political and economic regionalization). Both the military nuclear arsenal and the civilian nuclear power sector present risks of materials theft or diversion, as well as of tragic accident. An increasingly aging and ailing population bodes ill for Russia?s future. Reversing the country?s economic decline and rebuilding an effective military have proven.
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Subject United States. Air Force.
United States. Air Force.
United States. Air Force.
Russia (Federation) -- Strategic aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Charlick-Paley, Tanya, 1968-
United States. Air Force.
Other Form: Print version: Oliker, Olga. Assessing Russia's decline. Santa Monica, CA : Rand, 2002 0833030957 (DLC) 2002073448 (OCoLC)49959387
ISBN 0833033840 (electronic bk.)
9780833033840 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MR-1442-AF