Policy Memos | Аналитические записки

Policy Memo # 3
Boris Jelezov 01 Oct 1997
To some extent, one can say that in Russia now there is no control over military expenditures, neither by civilians nor the military. For five years the government has followed its own budget targets without regard to military requirements. The military command has made unauthorized expenditures without regard to the financial capabilities of a state experiencing a deep economic decline. The president and the parliament play the role of referees whose...
Policy Memo # 2
Brian Taylor 01 Oct 1997
Pavel Grachev, the disgraced and widely despised former Russian defense minister, was fond of asserting that the Russian army is "outside politics." Many Russian and Western observers dismissed Grachev's claim as hyperbole at best, palpable nonsense at worst. Surely the military implicated in the failed August 1991 coup attempt and which shelled the parliament in October 1993 cannot be described as "outside politics?" Yet in a...
Policy Memo # 1
Celeste A. Wallander 01 Aug 1997
Russian foreign policy is increasingly driven by economic factors which rationalize and make it more like that of "normal" countries. Russian foreign and security policy is being "economized" in that international trade and related issues (debt, currency stability, balance of payments, and integration in the world trade system) have become priorities. Even in traditional security arenas such as military capabilities and balances,...