Russia's peacekeeping potential in military context

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This article considers the political and military context of Russia's continued support for, and potential involvement in, post-Cold War multinational or unilateral peace operations. Russia inherits from the former Soviet Union a UN Security Council veto to protect itself against international peace operations deemed hostile to Moscow's interests. The more interesting question is whether Russian will take upon itself a participatory role in peacekeeping, either within its own geographical neighborhood or more broadly. Several obstacles to a more prominent profile for Russia in peace operations are noted in this study; the uncertain future of Russian civil-military relations; and the rundown of Russia's conventional military capabilities that leaves Russia with an unhealthy nuclear dependency. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-165
Number of pages12
JournalLow Intensity Conflict & Law Enforcement
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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