The Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation 2010
Review, February, 2010
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The Putin era saw a striking ‘securitization’ of politics, something that he has bequeathed to his chosen successor, Dmitry Medvedev. The omens from the early days of the Medvedev presidency have been mixed, marked both by less confrontational rhetoric towards the West and by war with Georgia and continued re-armament. Has the Medvedev generation learned the lessons not just from the Soviet era but also from the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, or will security remain the foundation of Russian foreign and domestic policy? Continue reading
Publisher’s comments: Policing Stalin’s Socialism is one of the first books to emphasize the importance of social order repression by Stalin’s Soviet regime in contrast to the traditional emphasis of historians on political repression. Based on extensive examination of new archival materials, David Shearer finds that most repression during the Stalinist dictatorship of the 1930s was against marginal social groups such as petty criminals, deviant youth, sectarians, and the unemployed and unproductive. Continue reading
Publisher’s comments: Stalin’s Police offers a new interpretation of the mass repressions associated with the Stalinist terror of the late 1930s. This pioneering study traces the development of professional policing from its pre-revolutionary origins through the late 1930s and early 1940s. Continue reading
Russian Politics and Law, Volume 48 Number 3 / May-June 2010
Table of Contents: Dmitry Gorenburg: The Future of Russia’s Military: Editor’s Introduction p. 3 / Aleksandr Golts: The Secret Reform p. 6 / Leonid Fishman: Is It Possible to Reincorporate the Army into Society? p. 23 / Andrei A. Kokoshin: Notes on the Creation of an “Innovative Russian Army” p. 35 / Stanislav Kuvaldin: Armed Forces for a Modest Power p. 44 / Urgent Problems and the Logic of Military Reform: Round Table at Nezavisimoe voennoe obozrenie p. 53.