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The West's East : contemporary Baltic defense in strategic perspective

Author: Lukas Milevski
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defense of the Baltic gained unprecedented prominence in the West after 2014. The West's East presents a historical-strategic perspective on the region's 800 year geopolitical significance and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lukas Milevski
ISBN: 9780190876319 019087631X
OCLC Number: 1011561693
Description: x, 228 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: or Baltic Defense in the Shadow of Ukraine --
2. Great Power Geopolitics and Baltic Independence I: From the Tribes to 1795 --
Baltic Tribes, the Baltic Crusade, and the Rise of Lithuania (1199 --
1290) --
Lifespan of Livonia (1290 --
1561) --
Duchy of Courland and Semigallia (1561 --
1795) --
3. Great Power Geopolitics and Baltic Independence II: From 1795 to the Present --
Baltic Republics (1978 --
7940) --
Re-Emergence of the Baltic States (1989-) --
Conclusion --
4. Analogies for Contemporary West-Russia Relations --
Analogizing West-Russia Relations: The (New) Cold War --
Analogizing Russian Foreign Policy: Nazi Ethnic Foreign Policy --
Analogizing Putin: Yuri Andropov --
Analogizing the Baltic States: West Berlin --
Conclusion --
5. Today's Strategic Actors in the Baltic I: NATO and Neutrals --
Baltic States --
Baltic Militaries and Defense Policies --
Baltic Security Vulnerabilities --
Rest of NATO --
Sweden and Finland --
6. Today's Strategic Actors in the Baltic II: Russia --
Russian Geopolitical Thought --
Russian Strategic Culture --
Post-Cold War Russian Policy Toward the Baltic States --
Russian Military Reform and Estimated Capabilities --
7. Strategic Interaction in Baltic Defense --
Deterrence --
Potential Russian Political Goals in War --
Potential Russian Strategies in War --
Access and Sanctuary: NATO's Strategic Considerations in a Conventional War --
War Termination --
8. How Much Defense is Enough for the Baltic States --
Politics, Instrumentality, and Effect --
Military Strategy --
Adversary and Control.
Responsibility: Lukas Milevski.

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