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Global Terrorism in Russian Threat Assessment and Security Policy: Evaluating the Impact of Structural, Political, and Perceptual Sources

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Contemporary security policies seem to be primarily issue-driven, with transnational terrorism dominating a menu of choices that includes state failure, access to economic resources, energy, health, migration, and the environment. Security policy of the Russian Federation, in particular, has embraced and elaborated the centrality of such non-traditional issue-based threats to Russian security for nearly a decade, and paid attention to terrorism as both a global and national threat long before the attacks of September 2001 and the U.S. military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq made global terrorism a central feature of global security issues.Yet despite the attention to terrorism as a threat in Russian thinking and policy, traditional structural factors ? such a geopolitical competition and systemic balance of power ? never disappeared from Russian analysis and policy. In fact, as global terrorism became a predominant issue in global politics because of U.S. policy and actions, structural sources of threat (primarily U.S. power) re-emerged in Russian policy.Presumably, global terrorism and structural balance/imbalance as sources of threat are not consistent, so their coexistence and perhaps even mutually reinforcing effects require careful analysis and explanation. In particular, the behavioral and policy implications of terrorism-as-primary-threat and U.S.-as-primary-threat should be very different for Russian analysis, and therefore for Russian security policy and defense planning. This paper will address whether these sources of threat assessment are contradictory or reinforcing, and what Russian foreign, security, and defense policy should look like as a result.
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Wallander, Celeste. "Global Terrorism in Russian Threat Assessment and Security Policy: Evaluating the Impact of Structural, Political, and Perceptual Sources" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA, Feb 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2016-06-08 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p180471_index.html>

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Wallander, C. A. , 2007-02-28 "Global Terrorism in Russian Threat Assessment and Security Policy: Evaluating the Impact of Structural, Political, and Perceptual Sources" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association 48th Annual Convention, Hilton Chicago, CHICAGO, IL, USA <Not Available>. 2016-06-08 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p180471_index.html

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Abstract: Contemporary security policies seem to be primarily issue-driven, with transnational terrorism dominating a menu of choices that includes state failure, access to economic resources, energy, health, migration, and the environment. Security policy of the Russian Federation, in particular, has embraced and elaborated the centrality of such non-traditional issue-based threats to Russian security for nearly a decade, and paid attention to terrorism as both a global and national threat long before the attacks of September 2001 and the U.S. military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq made global terrorism a central feature of global security issues.Yet despite the attention to terrorism as a threat in Russian thinking and policy, traditional structural factors ? such a geopolitical competition and systemic balance of power ? never disappeared from Russian analysis and policy. In fact, as global terrorism became a predominant issue in global politics because of U.S. policy and actions, structural sources of threat (primarily U.S. power) re-emerged in Russian policy.Presumably, global terrorism and structural balance/imbalance as sources of threat are not consistent, so their coexistence and perhaps even mutually reinforcing effects require careful analysis and explanation. In particular, the behavioral and policy implications of terrorism-as-primary-threat and U.S.-as-primary-threat should be very different for Russian analysis, and therefore for Russian security policy and defense planning. This paper will address whether these sources of threat assessment are contradictory or reinforcing, and what Russian foreign, security, and defense policy should look like as a result.


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