Russia's evolving strategic nuclear deterrent

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As nuclear deterrence is important to Russia's national security policy and military strategy, the question is to whether this will bring stability to Russian force. This article provides answer to this question in three steps. First is a comparison on the performances of Russian and American Moscow Treaty-compliant forces. Second is a test on the sensitivity of these forces to requirements and lastly, is on to whether the missile defenses affects the balance of deterrence credibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)257-279
Number of pages23
JournalDefense and Security Analysis
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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