Columbia International Affairs Online: Working Papers

CIAO DATE: 12/2011

Russian Nuclear Weapons: Past, Present, and Future

Stephen J. Blank (ed.)

November 2011

The Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College


This book presents several essays analyzing Russia’s extensive nuclear agenda and the issues connected with it. It deals with strategy, doctrine, European, Eurasian, and East Asian security agendas, as well as the central U.S.-Russia nuclear and arms control equations. This work brings together American, European, and Russian analysts to discuss Russia’s defense and conventional forces reforms and their impact on nuclear forces, doctrine, strategy, and the critical issues of Russian security policies toward the United States, Europe, and China. It also deals directly with the present and future roles of nuclear weapons in Russian defense policy and strategy.