publication . Article . 2017

Russia-Ukraine Balance of Military Power

Jokull Johannesson;
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  • Published: 01 May 2017 Journal: Journal of International Studies, volume 10, pages 63-73 (issn: 2071-8330, eissn: 2306-3483, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Centre of Sociological Research, NGO
Abstract
The Russia-Ukraine conflict is the most serious test of European security in the 21st century and the forgone conclusion is that Russia can easily prevail in the conflict, but this has not been the case. This article uses balance of military power analysis to report findings on the plausible outcome of a war between Ukraine and Russia. I report findings based on realist theoretical perspectives that indicate Russian victory is unlikely because of relative balance of power where Russia has to face multiple threats diverting its military power while Ukraine can concentrate its military power for a single purpose. The findings suggest implication for policy in Russ...
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free text keywords: International security, Political science, International trade, business.industry, business, Russia, Ukraine, balance of military power, war, International relations, JZ2-6530
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publication . Article . 2017

Russia-Ukraine Balance of Military Power

Jokull Johannesson;