View the Executi" /> What Next for Russia’s Front-Line States?

Text Browser Navigation Bar: Main Site Navigation and Search | Current Page Navigation | Current Page Content

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> What Next for Russia’s Front-Line States?

Login to "My SSI" Contact

U.S. Army War College >> Strategic Studies Institute >> Publications >> Details

What Next for Russia’s Front-Line States?

Authored by Mr. Keir Giles.

What Next for Russia’s Front-L... Cover Image
  • Added February 22, 2019
  • Type: Monograph
  • 93 Pages
  • Download Format: PDF
  • Cost: Free

  • Share |

Brief Synopsis

View the Executive Summary

Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in Eastern Ukraine in 2014, alarmed not only Western-leaning states in Central Europe and the Baltic but also Moscow’s traditional allies. These events signaled that Moscow is now willing and capable of using direct military force against perceived strategic threats in its self-proclaimed region of vested interests. With the exception of Ukraine and the Baltic States, this Letort Paper examines how Russia’s front-line states have adjusted their foreign policy posture since 2014. Belarus, Moldova, the states of Central Asia and the South Caucasus calculate the benefits and risks in their relationship with Moscow and either make concessions or strengthen their defenses accordingly to avoid triggering a Russian reaction. This Letort Paper provides a range of policy recommendations intended to maximize the opportunities of a new alignment with the West for these states while minimizing the risk of Russia, using again, those capabilities it has demonstrated in Ukraine and Syria.

You may also be interested in the following titles:

Survey: What Next for Russia’s Front-Line States?

1. How would you rate the writing and overall quality? (5 best - 1 Worst)

2. Is the content relevant for influencing present and future debates?

Also by the Author/Editor:

Command Decision: Ethical Leadership in the Information Environment
The Turning Point for Russian Foreign Policy
Prospects for the Rule of Law in Cyberspace
Training Humans for the Human Domain
Cyber Defense: An International View
Russian Ballistic Missile Defense: Rhetoric and Reality
A Russian View on Landpower
Prospects for Iran's New Direction

View other pubs in the following categories:

Central Asia
Europe and Russia
War and Society

  • Download it Now!

    • Download Format: PDF
    • PDF File Size: 2.04MB
  • Hardcopies

    • Study is: Available via Download Only
    • For out of stock or digital only publications, refer to the new GPO on-demand site. For a small fee, receive many prior publications. Click here to visit.
    • All materials on our website are available as a free download.