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American Academy Studies in Global Security

Profound political, economic, environmental, and technological changes now underway are shaping the prospects for peace and human well-being in the coming decades. Accommodating these changes will be the primary challenge of states, nongovernmental organizations, corporations, and multilateral institutions. A concern for this process of transformation and international accommodation is the focus of this new book series from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Forthcoming titles in 2003 and 2004 will examine challenges to the international community posed by developments within what was once the Soviet Union. The first volume, edited by Robert Legvold, is Thinking Strategically: The Major Powers, Kazakhstan, and the Central Asian Nexus. It addresses the way in which the United States, Russia, China, Japan, and the European Union perceive and pursue their political, economic, and strategic interests in Central Asia. Other planned volumes will examine the economics of security issues in the Ukraine and Belarus, and the evolution and implications of Russian defense policy for the region and the world. Carl Kaysen, John Steinbruner and Martin B. Malin are the series editors.

China's Search for Security in the Nuclear Age

Among the five nations authorized under the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to possess nuclear weapons, China has the smallest nuclear force and maintains the most restrained nuclear posture. In The Minimum Means of Reprisal, Jeffrey Lewis examines patterns in Chinese defense investments, strategic force deployments, and arms control behavior to develop an alternative assessment of China's nuclear forces.

Georgia after the Rose Revolution

The former Soviet state of Georgia threw off its corrupt and undemocratic government in the "Rose Revolution" of November, 2003. Today, the new government under President Mikheil Saaskashvili faces complex security problems both within and outside Georgia's borders. Statehood and Security looks at the many different layers of these challenges and explores the complicated ways they intersect and influence one another.

Power and Policy

Russian military capacity remains a major consideration for global security even in the post-Soviet era. This book assesses today's Russian military and analyzes its possible future direction. The contributors—experts on the subject from both Russia and the West—consider not only how Russia has built its military capacity but also the policies and doctrines that have shaped Russia's defense posture.

The Economics of Security in Belarus and Ukraine

The stability of the former Soviet states is threatened by their precarious geopolitical position within a turbulent economic and political environment. Swords and Sustenance explores the complex economic dimension of national security for two key post-Soviet countries, Belarus and Ukraine—that is, how they have dealt with the challenges posed by internal economic and political reform and their relationships with Russia and the West.

The Major Powers, Kazakhstan, and the Central Asian Nexus
Edited by Robert Legvold

More than ten years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, none of the major powers, including Russia, has developed a cohesive geopolitical strategy for dealing with the countries and regions that once made up the USSR. Even after September 11 and the sudden importance of Central Asia in the struggle against global terrorism, the United States continues to deal with the region in fragmented and incomplete ways.