By Jakob Hedenskog,Vilhelm Konnander,Bertil Nygren,Ingmar Oldberg,Christer Pursiainen

After a interval of relative weak spot and isolation in the course of many of the Nineteen Nineties, Russia is back showing as an incredible safeguard participant in international politics. This publication presents a complete evaluate of Russia's present safety state of affairs, addressing such questions as:

  • What form of participant is Russia within the box of security?

  • What is the essence of its protection policy?

  • What are the assets, functions and priorities of its defense policy?

  • What are the customers for the future?

One very important end to emerge is that, whereas Russian international coverage lower than Putin has turn into extra pragmatic and aware of either difficulties and possibilities, the starting to be loss of exams and balances in household politics makes political integration with the West tough and provides the president nice freedom in utilizing Russia's transforming into energy abroad.

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