Theses and Dissertations
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A study of the Russian acquisition of the French Mistral amphibious assault warships
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-06)
In 2009, Moscow opened negotiations with Paris to purchase the Mistral class amphibious assault ship. In December 2010, Russia indicated that it was prepared to move forward with an agreement to buy two Mistral class ...
Russia's economic modernization myth or reality?
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2011-03)
A successful outcome of Russian President Medvedev's recent economic modernization plan, also known as "Smart Russia," could result in a more democratic and prosperous Russia. However, corruption and an energy dependent ...
Georgia's quest for NATO membership: challenges and prospects
(Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2010-12)
Georgia has a resume of achievements in its relations with NATO since 1992. However, at the 2008 Bucharest Summit, the NATO Allies chose not to offer Georgia a Membership Action Plan. At the 2009 Strasbourg-Kehl Summit, ...