Security Co-operation between Russia and Ukraine in the Post-Soviet Era

  • Deborah┬áSanders

Part of the Cormorant Security Studies Series book series (COSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Deborah Sanders
    Pages 1-3
  3. Deborah Sanders
    Pages 23-52
  4. Deborah Sanders
    Pages 53-97
  5. Deborah Sanders
    Pages 99-141
  6. Deborah Sanders
    Pages 143-152
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 153-200

About this book


Security cooperation between states remains elusive. Using a fascinating case study with wide implications for European security and stability, the division of former Soviet security assets between Russia and Ukraine, Deborah Sanders considers which factors promote and which hamper security cooperation. She examines the dynamics of security cooperation in three areas: the dismantling of Ukraine's tactical nuclear weapons, the removal of Ukraine's strategic nuclear weapons and the division of the Black Sea fleet. While the collapse of the Soviet Union opened up numerous possibilities for cooperation between the two countries, it also unleashed long suppressed national feelings and reawakened historical controversies. Sanders argues that the dynamics of cooperation can only be understood if these domestic political factors are taken into account.


Europe Russia Soviet Union Ukraine Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah┬áSanders
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence Studies DepartmentJoint Services Command and Staff CollegeUK

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