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The Russian Nuclear Shield from Stalin to Yeltsin


Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jennifer G. Mathers
    Pages 1-2
  3. Jennifer G. Mathers
    Pages 17-36
  4. Jennifer G. Mathers
    Pages 37-64
  5. Jennifer G. Mathers
    Pages 107-124
  6. Jennifer G. Mathers
    Pages 151-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-227

About this book


This book makes extensive use of Soviet sources to provide the first full analysis of Moscow's ballistic missile defence policy from its origins to the most recent post-Soviet developments. It considers the Soviets' motivations for pursuing an anti-ballistic missile capability and the extent of their success, and reveals that ballistic missile defence policy was used by every political leadership from Krushchev to Yeltsin as a means of sending signals about Moscow's intentions to the West.


cold war defence policy Policy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsUniversity of WalesAberystwythUK

About the authors

JENNIFER MATHERS is Lecturer in the Department of International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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