Theses and Dissertations
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The successes and failures of democracy in the post-Soviet republics
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2016-09)
The purpose of this thesis is to answer the question what factors contribute to the differing levels of democratic success in the post-Soviet republics? The thesis draws on political theory and historical approaches to ...
Russian policies on strategic missile defense and nuclear arms control: a realist interpretation
(Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 2014-09)
Over the past decade, Russia’s reemergence on the international stage has been accompanied by a more aggressive foreign policy agenda. This confrontational Russian behavior lends itself to the conduct of a case study of ...
Russia's proposal for a European Security Treaty motives and implications
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-09)
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's proposal for a European Security Treaty (EST) is an ambitious attempt to reshape the current Euro-Atlantic order, and thereby, advance Moscow's security interests. The EST proposed by ...
Russia and NATO enlargement the assurances in 1990 and their implications
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2009-06)
This thesis examines the alleged assurances made to Moscow during German unification discussions in 1989-1990. Specifically, Moscow alleges that Western governments offered assurances to the Soviet Union that NATO would ...
The future of the ballistic missile submarine force in the Russian nuclear triad
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2008-09)
This thesis analyzes the current status of the Russian Federation's ballistic missile submarine force. It reviews the history of the ballistic missile submarine force, its current status, and the implementation of plans ...
Chechnya and Russia: conflict and self-determination
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2002-12)
The current Russo-Chechen conflict illustrates the persistent tension between the principles of national self-determination and territorial integrity. Russia and Chechnya remain engaged in a centuries-old struggle with ...
U.S. policy and Russian interests in the transcaucasus since 1991
(Monterey, CaliforniaNaval Postgraduate School, 1999-06)
This thesis examines United States policy towards the Transcaucasus countries-Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia-since they gained their independence in 1991 and evaluates the implications of United States policy for the ...
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