Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal
Moscow Defense Brief Journal
04 February 2014
Moscow Defense Brief # 1, 2014 is released
23 January 2014
# 6'2013 issue (November-December) of Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal is released
30 December 2013
Moscow Defense Brief # 6, 2013 is released
07 November 2013
# 5'2013 issue (September-October) of Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal is released
01 November 2013
Moscow Defense Brief # 5, 2013 is released
09 September 2013
# 4'2013 issue (July-August) of Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal is released
30 August 2013
Moscow Defense Brief # 4, 2013 is released
16 August 2013
Special Issue of Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal is released
28 June 2013
# 3'2013 issue (May-June) of Eksport Vooruzheniy Journal is released
21 June 2013
Moscow Defense Brief # 3, 2013 is released
13 August 2013
The World vs Russia
Despite a multitude of various official doctrines and concepts, the Russian approach to strategic policy and national defence planning still remains internally inconsistent and haphazard. The Russian National Security Doctrine-2020, approved by erstwhile President Dmitry Medvedev in May 2009 (and clearly developed under the guidance of Vladimir Putin) is largely devoid of any political commitments or meaningful strategies.
30 July 2013
Military exercises in Eastern Russia: Initial results
The biggest readiness spot check in the post-Soviet Russian Armed Forces was held in the Eastern Military District from July 13 to 20. In addition to the Eastern Military District, it included the Central Military District, the Pacific Fleet and the Russian Air Force.
30 June 2013
Krylov State Research Center
The Krylov State Research Center is Russia’s leading shipbuilding research organization. For a long time it was known as the Academician Krylov Central Science and Research Institute; its current status is a federal state-owned unitary company (FGUP).
18 June 2013
Russia starts delivering $1 billion arms package to Azerbaijan
Russia has begun delivering tanks, artillery cannons and rocket launchers worth $1 billion to Azerbaijan, a Moscow-based defense group said on Tuesday, as the former Soviet republic strengthens its military readiness in the volatile South Caucasus.
21 May 2013
Russia’s position on the global arms market
The recent military expos in Brazil, Malaysia and Peru, as well as the latest statistics, confirm the fact that Russia ranks among the key players on the global arms market. Konstantin Makienko, Deputy Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), discusses prospects for expanded Russian arms exports, as well as Moscow’s partners and rivals.
15 April 2013
The Sum Total of All Fears. The Chinese Threat Factor in Russian Politics.
Russian-Chinese relations have reached an unprecedented level of trust and cooperation in recent years. Moscow and Beijing act concertedly on the majority of international issues, and this is not just some passive support for each other but joint efforts to map out political moves. Military-technical cooperation in 2011-2012 basically returned to the “golden age” of the 1990s, with annual supplies coming close to $2 billion. In addition, the two countries have been conducting ever larger military exercises, marked by an increasingly higher degree of interaction.
28 December 2012
Looking for New Arms Export Markets: Focus on CIS Petro-States
Russian government officials in charge of arms exports continue to make optimistic noises in public – but the situation with new export contracts is obviously deteriorating. The reasons for that are manifold. China has stopped buying new Russian ships and aviation platforms, with the exception of helicopters. There is growing competition on the Indian market.
27 December 2012
Arms Persist. How Washington Did Not Squander Its Positions in the Arms Market
Foreign Affairs recently published an article by Jonathan Caverley and Ethan B. Kapstein entitled “Arms Away. How Washington Squandered Its Monopoly on Weapons Sales.” The article provides an extremely interesting view of the U.S. academics on developments in the arms market. Analyzing mainly changes in the U.S. position in this market, namely the loss by the United States in the 2000s of its monopoly on arms sales achieved in the 1990s, the authors also touch upon more fundamental issues. One of them is the general evolution of the configuration of players in this market. Another, largely theoretical issue is the basic factors, both political and economic, that influence this evolution. The main reason why the U.S. defense industry lost its position in the market, according to the authors, was that the U.S. defense industry focused on the production of cutting-edge and excessively expensive weapons, which have begun to lose to simpler and more affordable weapons systems made in Europe, Russia, Israel or even South Korea.
03 May 2012
Joint Missile Defense Is Limited to Data Sharing
There is a huge amount of mutual mistrust between Russia and the United States on missile defense. Nevertheless, there are still several possibilities for cooperation on the project
27 April 2012
The U.S. Obsession With Absolute Security
The United States is stepping up the creation of its missile defense system, which is based on two key elements. The first is the land- and sea-based Standard SM-3 interceptors, which are to be deployed in Europe and, at some point in the future, in Asia. The second consists of a limited number of the more high-energy GBI interceptors, already deployed in the United States
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