Richard F. Staar

Richard F. Staar passed away on March 27, 2018.  He was a senior fellow, emeritus at the Hoover Institution. He served as US ambassador to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction (MBFR) negotiations in Vienna, Austria. His areas of specialization included the Federation of Russia and East-Central Europe, military strategy, national security, arms control, and public diplomacy.

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Richard F. Staar's Books

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Soviet Military Policy Since World War II

Authors: William T. Lee, Richard F. Staar
ISBN: 978-0-8179-8302-4

Examines the Soviet military decisionmaking apparatus and USSR concepts of doctrine, strategy, and operational missions

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USSR Foreign Policies After Détente

Author: Richard F. Staar
ISBN: 978-0-8179-8592-9

Based largely on primary sources in the Russian language, this succinct volume cover the following aspects of Soviet foreign policy: world outlook, personalities and structures of the decisionmaking process, implementation of objectives, and a discussion of practices toward geographic regions as well as specific countries.

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Foreign Policies of the Soviet Union

Author: Richard F. Staar
ISBN: 978-0-8179-9102-9

In Foreign Policies of the Soviet Union, Richard F. Staar places revolutionary contemporary events into historical perspective. Citing Russian-language sources, he charts the recent structural changes within the USSR and how they have affected foreign policy. Detailing the shift of power from the CPSU political bureau to the presidential council, he explores the increasing importance of the foreign affairs ministry in the exercise of presidential power.

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