For decades Russia, whose largest frontier is with China, has deployed massive air and land forces in north-east Asia, and for many years Vladivostok was the largest non-US naval base in the north-east Asia Pacific. This book attempts to bring together the known facts about this aspect of north-Asian security affairs. It analyzes the strategic policies underpinning deployment, describes the strategic forces and their regional organization, and explores the role of Russia's regional military industry, regional arms sales, and regional military-co-operation activities.
Greg Austin is an international security analyst specializing in Northeast Asia.
Russia - rebuilding the state, reconstituting the nation; Russia east of the Ural mountains; national strategic policy; strategic policy in the Asia-Pacific; military doctrine and force posture; nuclear forces; naval forces; air forces; ground forces; military industry and regional arms sales; conclusion; appendix.