- Format: Paperback
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-6462-9
- Pages: 224
- Price: £25.00
- Published Date: April 2022
- Series: Russian Strategy and Power
This book offers a nuanced and detailed examination of two of the most important current debates about contemporary Russia's international activity: is Moscow acting strategically or opportunistically, and should this be understood in regional or global terms? The book addresses core themes of Russian activity - military, energy and economic - but it offers an unusual multi-disciplinary analysis to these themes. Monaghan incorporates both regional and thematic specialist expertise to give a fresh perspective to each of these core themes.
Underpinned by detailed analyses of the revolution in Russian geospatial capabilities and the establishment of a strategic planning foundation, the book includes chapters on military and maritime strategies, energy security and economic diversification and influence. This serves to highlight the connections between military and economic interests that shape and drive Russian strategy.
'In Russian Grand Strategy in the Era of Global Power Competition, editor Andrew Monaghan brings together contributors to explore the military, political and economic features of Russian foreign policy. This book will be a useful starting point for researchers, policymakers, students of history and politics and all those looking to understand Russia's long-term goals and sense of its place in the evolving world order.'
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Introduction Russian grand strategy and global power competition
1 Mapping the globe and the revolution in Russia's geospatial capability
Alexander J. Kent
2 Russia's global maritime strategy
Michael B. Petersen
3 6th generation war and Russia's global theatres of military activity
4 Looking to the global economy: Russia's role as a supplier of strategically important goods
5 Polar power: Russia's 21st century power base
6 Strategic planning and management in Russia
Conclusions Moscow's strategy to become a ubiquitous power
Andrew Monaghan is Director of the Russia Research Network and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London