Wilson Center Experts

Bruce Bassett Parrott

Kennan Institute

Russia and Eurasia
Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Politics of Soviet National-Security Policymaking
Jun 01, 1986
Dec 01, 1986

Project Summary

Examines the politics of Soviet national-security policymaking since the mid-1970s. Focuses on: how the Soviets evaluated the nature and requirements of their security position and linked it to strategic policy; how Soviets viewed the connection between unilateral accumulation of military power and other foreign-policy instruments; the interaction between Soviet foreign policy decisions and domestic resource allocations. Analyzes the fluctuating level of consensus over national-security policy within the Soviet elite.