publication . Article . Preprint . 2013

The US-Russia Missile Defense Dialogue as a Factor of the Russian Defense Policy

Dmitry Suslov;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: SSRN Electronic Journal (eissn: 1556-5068, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
To a big extent the Russian defense policy and, as a consequence, development of the Russian defense industrial complex, is determined by the prospects of the US missile defense policy and fate of the US-Russia negotiations in this area. As a cooperative solution seems improbable in the observable future, Russia plans to develop certain response measures of military nature, including creation of a new heavy ICBM, and to create its own missile defense by 2015. However, this policy does not seem correct from the economic, political and security viewpoints. Russia overestimates the possible military challenges of the hypothetic US missile defense system and invests...
free text keywords: US-Russia relations, missile defense, defense policy, strategic deterrence, mutually assure destruction, foreign policy, international security., Political science, Deterrence theory, Foreign policy, Law, Viewpoints, Missile defense, International security, Politics, Negotiation, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, International trade, business.industry, business, jel:F59
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