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Soviet Decision Making for National Security

Jiri Valenta

Soviet Decision Making for National Security

by Jiri Valenta

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Published by Unwin Hyman .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Defence strategy, planning & research,
  • Russia,
  • Decision making,
  • Defenses,
  • National security,
  • Soviet Union

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages333
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9228079M
    ISBN 100043510655
    ISBN 109780043510650

    "Decision Making in Israeli Foreign Policy: An Unplanned Process," Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 92, No. 2 (), pp. - Yehuda Ben Meir's work on national security decision-making in Israel was a major step forward and set out many of the issues of importance, National Security Decisionmaking: The Israeli Case (Boulder: Westview.   No Miracles: The Failure of Soviet Decision-Making in the Afghan War. Stanford, About the authors: Michael R. Fenzel is an active duty Brigadier General in the U.S. Army, currently serving as a Deputy Commanding General in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He most recently served as a Senior Military Fellow Continuer la lecture de Book – M. R. Fenzel, .

    Assistant professor of political science and public administration at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has published articles and book chapters regarding the Eisenhower administration's national security decision making, U.S.‐Soviet/Russian relations, and the Association of South East Asian by: 5. makes vital national security decision and the real-world impact of those decisions. Unfortunately, most histories of the missile crisis have focused on the debates in the White House and paid much less attention to events in the rest of the world. An academic cottage industry has sprung up around the forty-three hours of tapes featuring.

    This book presents papers on nuclear weapons and arms control. Topics considered include historical aspects, the arms race, nuclear power, flaws in the non-proliferation treaty, North-South issues, East-West confrontation, Soviet decision making with regard to national defense, US and Soviet perspectives on national security, ballistic missile defense (''Star Wars''), political aspects. “ This is a fascinating and very useful book for those interested in Russian/Soviet foreign policy in general and the decision-making process behind the Kremlin’s decision to invade Afghanistan in particular. It will be especially useful for those who are interested in the Kremlin’s decision to pull its forces out several years later.


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Modeling Soviet defense decisionmaking / Arthur J. Alexander --The Stalinist legacy in Soviet national security decisionmaking / Vernon V.

Aspaturian --The politics of defense in the Soviet Union / Demitri K. Simes --The historical legacy in Soviet weapons development / Jerry F. Hough --Defense R & D policymaking in the USSR / Ellen Jones --The. Drawing on recently declassified documents from intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense, the FBI, and the State Department, Brian E.

Crim's Our Germans examines the process of integrating German scientists into a national security state dominated by the armed services and defense industries.

Crim explains how the Joint Intelligence Cited by: 2. "Prepared for a seminar on "Soviet National Security Decision Making" cosponsored by the Network of Women in Slavic Studies and the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, May 3, ".

national security decision-making. The evidence in this domain is sparse, and what we do have is incomplete. Indeed, the Soviets have taken extraordinary steps to maintain the black box that shields how and why their decisions are made.

With these caveats in mind, knowl­ edge of Soviet decision-making can be summed up in a few general by: 1. Winston Churchill's characterization of the Soviet Union as a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma may overstate Western understanding of the USSR's national security decision-making.

The evidence in this domain is sparse, and what we do have is incomplete. Indeed, the Soviets have taken extraordinary steps to maintain the black box that shields how and why their decisions are by: 1. A serious effort to probe the making of Soviet policy from Stalin's time to the early s.

The fact that the various contributors tackle the problem in different ways adds to the value of the book, for there is obviously no one key or approach that will Soviet Decision Making for National Security book a uniform truth.

Among the chapters are first-rate case studies on the Soviet moves into Czechoslovakia and Afghanistan (by Jiri. Today, the National Security Archive publishes materials from the final conference of the Carter-Brezhnev Project, hosted by the Norwegian Nobel Institute at the Lysebu conference center outside Oslo, a meeting that produced major insights into Soviet decision-making on the eve of.

In this major new book, Michael MccGwire, author of Military Objectives in Soviet Foreign Policy, describes the radical rethinking of soviet national security that, together with the decision to. The premier treatment of the full length of the Soviet war in Afghanistan is by Artemy Kalinovsky in his book, A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Harvard, ), which both provides lessons for today’s U.S.

presence and gives an excellent summary of the evidence on the Soviet decision to invade in the first place. "No Miracles\i> is a readable and valuable contribution to the existing body of work about the Soviet-Afghan War. It is a must and relevant read for international security practitioners and scholars because its conclusions have implications for civil-military relations and strategy for the current war in Afghanistan, which is a protracted stalemate."5/5(2).

This book analyzes the decisions made by the Soviet Politburo, which contributed to the failure of the Afghan mission, in light of these three general issues. The focus is not on the bureaucratic character of the decision-making process itself, but rather on its results: the concrete decisions that defined the USSR's Afghan policy and strategy Price: $ In order to critically analyze national security decision-making, it is essential have a greater awareness of how thinking in space takes place on the individual, national, and international levels.

These national security decisions occur within a specific context on all three levels, often in ways decision-makers may not be fully conscious of.

The Soviet experience in Afghanistan provides a compelling perspective on the far-reaching hazards of military intervention. InMikhail Gorbachev decided that a withdrawal from Afghanistan should occur as soon as possible.

The Soviet Union's senior leadership had become aware that their strategy was unraveling, their operational and tactical methods were not working, and the sacrifices. Washington D.C., Febru – The Soviet Union withdrew its military forces from Afghanistan 30 years ago this month without achieving demilitarization there or the national reconciliation, including free elections, that they sought during negotiations with the U.S., according to the declassified documents published today by the National Security Archive.

Vision and Foresight in Government Decision-Making: Project on National Security Reform (PNSR) Vision Working Group Book Launch Friday, J ampm Future scenarios are a time-tested tool to prepare for emerging challenges and to improve decision-making. Please join PNSR's Vision Working Group and CSIS at the launching of a new book, which explores the role of foresight.

This study examines national security decision making in the administrations of Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy. It compares the ways in which the two presidents developed their Cold War national security strategies, focusing on how each president's decision-making process shaped his administration's policy.

the study also compares how the two presidents communicated their strategies. As soon as I started flipping through the pages of this book while still in the store, I knew that it was essential reading for the players of the National Security Decision Making Game.

And that thought inspired the recollection of several other favorite books new and old that matched that description. National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No.

unprecedented scope of issues on which Alexander Yakovlev exerted influence within Soviet decision-making circles under Gorbachev. Although we usually associate Yakovlev with glasnost and democratization, it becomes clear from the record that he was also a key reformer when it came.

The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Intelligence Analysis & Russian Military Strength All Book Search results » of Kansas, ), and "Safe for Democracy: The Secret Wars of the CIA" (Ivan R. Dee, ). His work has focused on national security, presidential decision making, intelligence and military history, and Southeast Asia.

He lives. National Security Decision Directives of the Reagan Administration The following NSDDs were declassified or further declassified after Some were found in odd places at the Reagan library, or used in my book, “The Reagan Files: The Untold Story of Reagan’s Top-Secret Effort to Win the Cold War,” and in "The Reagan Files: Inside the.

The bomb in this book’s title is the nuclear bomb, a weapon that has become increasingly powerful since relatively crude nuclear devices were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki to end World War II.To support the strategic decision-making process, we need to take into consideration the following steps.

Problem statement • Definition of the system boundaries and level of detail (overall impacts or process steps impact) • Definition of the maximum targets for all .This study focuses on the Soviet perceptions and decision-making processes that influence Soviet reaction to US initiatives in modernizing or developing theater nuclear systems.

Beginning with a discussion about the consequences of previous U.S. misperceptions of Soviet intentions, the study supports the need for ongoing analysis of Soviet.