The Distinctive Features of Military Security Provision in 21st Century Russia in Conditions of Globalization

Author: S.G. CHEKINOV, S.A. BOGDANOV

Col. S.G. CHEKINOV (Res.), Doctor of Technical Sciences

Lt. Gen. S.A. BOGDANOV (Ret.), Doctor of Military Sciences

Abstract. The authors analyze the content of military security in the current period of the 21st century, describe factors that affect it, structural components and levels, and examine evolutionary trends, principal problems, and opinions.

Keywords: military security, national security, structural components of security, levels of security, military organization.

The world is currently witnessing global transformations that conceal unpredictable risks. The main process that determines global instability and uncertainty is supposed to be globalization. It manifests itself in the desire of the more economically and militarily advanced states (the USA, the EU countries) to use the realities of today's world in their venal interests at the expense of other countries. U.S. ex-secretary of state Henry Kissinger said that what was commonly called globalization was in fact the dominant role of the United States.1

The prevalent concept of interstate relations espoused by the U.S. confronted today's world with a whole series of globalization challenges, which are steadily and lastingly effective and have a cumulative nature. In these conditions, socioeconomic and moral upheavals worldwide are tempting radically aggressive leaders, above all in Western Europe and the United States, to solve their problems at the others' expense by pressurizing them. It should also be pointed out that historically military force has always been a premier tool in interstate relations.

This century, the U.S. insistent attempts at imposing on members of the world community its will, attitudes, values and unipolar model of the world system is a most dangerous negative trend on the planetary scale. U.S. politicians

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now treat as routine the business of manipulating in their interests the work of major international institutions, such as the UNO, OSCE, or ASEAN, liberally applying double standards, and interfering in the internal affairs of sovereign states. Anyone opposing its policies is ...

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