Russian Grand Strategy in the era of global power competition

By Andrew Monaghan

Russian Grand Strategy in the era of global power competition


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Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-6462-9
  • Pages: 224
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £25.00
  • Published Date: April 2022
  • BIC Category: HISTORY / Military / Strategy, POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Russian & Former Soviet Union, Defence Strategy, Planning & Research, Government Powers, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Russia, European Politics, Politics, Geopolitics, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
  • 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.


Florence Gaub

Ian Hill

Introduction Russian grand strategy and global power competition
Andrew Monaghan

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
Charles Bartles

4 Looking to the global economy: Russia's role as a supplier of strategically important goods
Richard Connolly

5 Polar power: Russia's 21st century power base
Nazrin Mehdiyeva

6 Strategic planning and management in Russia
Julian Cooper

Conclusions Moscow's strategy to become a ubiquitous power
Andrew Monaghan


Andrew Monaghan is Director of the Russia Research Network and a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London

Russian Grand Strategy in the era of global power competition

By Andrew Monaghan

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