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The US-Russia missile defense dialogue as a factor of the Russian defense policy

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  • Dmitry Suslov

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To a big extent the Russian defense policy and, as a consequence, development of the Russian defense industrial complex, is determined by the prospects of the US missile defense policy and fate of the US-Russia negotiations in this area. As a cooperative solution seems improbable in the observable future, Russia plans to develop certain response measures of military nature, including creation of a new heavy ICBM, and to create its own missile defense by 2015. However, this policy does not seem correct from the economic, political and security viewpoints. Russia overestimates the possible military challenges of the hypothetic US missile defense system and invests huge funds into fighting non-existent threats. A US-Russia cooperation in missile defense is possible, and it would fundamentally change their overall relations for the better

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  • Dmitry Suslov, 2013. "The US-Russia missile defense dialogue as a factor of the Russian defense policy," HSE Working papers WP BRP 02/IR/2012, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:02/ir/2012
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    Keywords

    US-Russia relations; missile defense; defense policy; strategic deterrence; mutually assure destruction; foreign policy; international security.;

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    • F59 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - Other

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