9781626167339-1626167338-The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace

The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace

ISBN-13: 9781626167339
ISBN-10: 1626167338
Author: Jonsson, Oscar
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Format: Hardcover 200 pages
FREE shipping on ALL orders

Book details

ISBN-13: 9781626167339
ISBN-10: 1626167338
Author: Jonsson, Oscar
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Format: Hardcover 200 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Jonsson, Oscar wrote The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace comprising 200 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1626167338 and 9781626167339. Since then The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines between War and Peace textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.77 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

This book analyzes the evolution of Russian military thought and how Russia's current thinking about war is reflected in recent crises. While other books describe current Russian practice, Oscar Jonsson provides the long view to show how Russian military strategic thinking has developed from the Bolshevik Revolution to the present. He closely examines Russian primary sources including security doctrines and the writings and statements of Russian military theorists and political elites. What Jonsson reveals is that Russia's conception of the very nature of war is now changing, as Russian elites see information warfare and political subversion as the most important ways to conduct contemporary war. Since information warfare and political subversion are below the traditional threshold of armed violence, this has blurred the boundaries between war and peace. Jonsson also finds that Russian leaders have, particularly since 2011-12, considered themselves to be at war with the United States and its allies, albeit with non-violent means. This book provides much needed context and analysis to be able to understand recent Russian interventions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, how to deter Russia on the eastern borders of NATO, and how the West must also learn to avoid inadvertent escalation.

Rate this book Rate this book

We would LOVE it if you could help us and other readers by reviewing the book