From Antagonism to Partnership

The Uneasy Path of the U.S.-Russian Cooperative Threat Reduction

Togzhan Kassenova. Foreword by Christoph Bluth

ibidem Press

From Antagonism to Partnership

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Pub Date: September 2007

ISBN: 9783898217071

354 Pages

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Pub Date: September 2007

ISBN: 9783838257075

354 Pages

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From Antagonism to Partnership

The Uneasy Path of the U.S.-Russian Cooperative Threat Reduction

Togzhan Kassenova. Foreword by Christoph Bluth

ibidem Press

This book is a study of cooperative security efforts between the United States and Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. It undertakes an analysis of the Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Program and several other programs established by different U.S. Departments. The CTR process demonstrates both, the achievements and limitations of the evolving new framework of interaction between the U.S. and Russia. This investigation is the first attempt to use the CTR process as a case study for U.S.-Russian strategic relations in the post-Cold War international security system. By answering the questions of why this process is prone to some persistent problems of implementation and why it was possible in the first place, it yields significant conclusions regarding the nature of U.S.-Russian relations, and the achievements as well as limitations in the bilateral relationship since the end of the Cold War. "From Antagonism to Partnership" contributes to the existing literature on cooperative threat reduction as a study linking CTR to the wider context of the opportunities, challenges and constraints determining the nature of post-Cold War relations between the U.S. and Russia.
List of Tables, Figures and Charts
List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgements
Foreword by Christoph Bluth
1. Introduction
2. U.S.-Russian Relations: The Role of the Nuclear Weapons
3. The Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) Programme and
the Evolution of the CTR Process
4. Decision-Making Processes and Cooperative Threat Reduction
5. Preventing the Proliferation of Fissile Material: The Material Protection, Control and Accounting (MPC&A) Programme
6. Preventing the Proliferation of Fissile Material: Plutonium Disposition Programme and Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) Agreement
7. The "Brain-Drain" Threat: The Human Factor in Downsizing Russia's Nuclear Complex
8. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

The author:Togzhan Kassenova, BA (Almaty), MA (Reading), PhD (Leeds), was a Senior Researcher for a UK FCO/Global Opportunities Fund project at Almaty and an Affiliated Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies at Leiden, The Netherlands. She has been an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and Strategic Research in Almaty and is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. The foreword author:Dr Christoph Bluth is Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds (UK).