Defense Conversion, Economic Reform, and the Outlook for the Russian and Ukrainian Economies

Edited by Henry S. Rowen, Charles Wolf, Jr., Jeanne Zlotnick

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Russia and Ukraine are struggling to change over from command to market economies. Both are heirs to protectionist policies that for years supported the weight of a mammoth military-industrial complex. This book investigates the defense sector's key role in the economies of these two countries and its impact on those same changes. The reader will discover more dissent than consensus among the volume's contributors in their debates. However, above the din of argument, the editors promote a stance of "limited optimism" toward the economies of the two republics.

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