Tectonic Shifts and Putin's Russia in the New Security Environment
Kipp, Jacob W., Military Review
AS THE U.S. Government mobilizes for homeland defense and a protracted war against terrorism, it is evident to the Russian national security elite that fundamental features of the international security landscape are undergoing "tectonic shifts."1 Such shifts, as described by diplomatic historian John Gaddis, involve the process of globalization, the decline of the power of the nation-state, and emerging nonstate actors with the will and means to challenge the international system's stability.2 History did not end with the cold war, but it does assert a new set of fault lines. The current revolution in the international security system cannot be understood in isolation. In the case of …
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Publication information: Article title: Tectonic Shifts and Putin's Russia in the New Security Environment. Contributors: Kipp, Jacob W. - Author. Journal title: Military Review. Volume: 82. Issue: 2 Publication date: March/April 2002. Page number: 58+. © 2009 U.S. Army CGSC. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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