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Russia in Decline

Edited by S. Enders Wimbush and Elizabeth M. Portale; Foreword by Paul A. Goble
9780998666006_FC

Russia is in precipitous decline, which is unlikely to be reversed. This conclusion, based on the research of Russian and American experts, constitutes the bottom line of The Jamestown Foundation’s project, Russia in Decline. Moreover, the tempo of Russia’s decay is accelerating across virtually every fragment of its politics, economy, society and military, which renders Russia a poor candidate to survive globalization, let alone claim the mantle of a Great Power. This small volume details why Russia’s spiraling into decline and disarray should keep strategists awake at night. It should also alert foreign policy, security and military planners, for whom Russia’s decline will necessarily become the leitmotif of informed planning.

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