The United States, the Soviet Union/Russia and the strategic and military balance of power between 1989 and 2016

João Fábio Bertonha


The international system has changed dramatically after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the USSR. These changes include economic, social and political aspects, as well as the strategic and military ones. This article discusses the changes in the world balance of power, regarding military and strategic aspects, in the period of almost thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. The cases of the United States and the Soviet Union/Russian Federation will be specially addressed.


United States, Soviet Union, Russian Federation, balance of power, strategy, military power.



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