AUTHORMoltz, James Clay / Orlov, Vladimir A. / Stulberg, Adam N., Eds.
TITLEPreventing Nuclear Meltdown: Managing Decentralization of Russia’s Nuclear Complex
PUBLISHERAshgate Publishing Limited
CITYHampshire, England

This book is a collection of essays detailing the effect of regionalism on the former Soviet Union’s nuclear complex, in particular the growing concern with safety and security at nuclear facilities. The essays examine the rise of regionalism in post-Soviet Russia, as well as the evolution of center-periphery relations. The authors tie those themes into four nuclear regions of Russia: the Far East, the Volga, the Urals, and Siberia. The essays describe the varying concerns that each region faces, from rampant drug use to political and economic conditions. The authors also describe U.S. policy concerns in light of growing regionalism, particularly the policies of the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE). In conclusion, one of the editors, Adam Stulberg, discusses policy recommendations and counsels that aid providers should recognize the effects of decentralization on each individual region and plan aid accordingly. The essays represent the culmination of a study between the Monterey Institute for International Studies and the Center for Policy Studies in Moscow (RIR Center), a non-governmental organization (NGO). Contributors include both Russian and American scholars and researchers.

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