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04 February 2014
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23 January 2014
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30 December 2013
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07 November 2013
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01 November 2013
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30 July 2014
The Time Factor: Possible Avenues of the Conflict in Ukraine
The self-defense forces in Donbass likely do not have the capability to win. Kiev will simply outlast the republics fighters. Ukraine still has many mobilization resources. The most important thing for self-defense fighters is not to win the war but rather not to lose it.
23 July 2014
Russia's Arms Market Thrives on Putin's Swagger
Russia was once again the world's second-largest arms exporter in 2013 according to Sweden's SIPRI, the most authoritative international institution studying the global arms trade.
02 June 2014
Ukraine Could Derail Russian Military Reform
Russian military actions in Crimea and throughout the crisis in Ukraine have led many to marvel at the "new model army" and improved, "rebooted" military force that the Kremlin now has at its disposal.
27 May 2014
Russia's Rapprochement with China Runs Deep
Former Chinese military attache to Russia General Van Yunhai recently remarked that the Ukrainian crisis had given Beijing at least a ten-year "strategic respite" from its global confrontation with the U.S.
12 May 2014
The Ukrainian Crisis: Possible Implications for the Russian Military Industry
The events in Ukraine and ensuing changes in Crimea have become among the highlights of 2014 and the entire post-Soviet period. Along with changes in the administrative territorial division of Ukraine and Russia, the declaration of an independent Autonomous Republic of Crimea and its accession to Russia directly affected the Russian armed forces.
04 March 2014
What Putin Really Wants
MOSCOW The decision of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, to send forces into Crimea provoked a hysterical reaction, but his motives are less ambitious than is commonly assumed.
04 February 2014
Russian Military Complex: Results of 2013 and Expectations for 2014
Russia has been the runner-up on the global arms market for three years now. Moreover, it has maintained this position despite growing competition. In addition to the many advanced Western and Eastern countries that have retained huge defense industries as a Cold War legacy, a number of new players have emerged on the market during the last ten years, such as South Korea and Turkey, which were net arms importers for a long time but are now exporters. Many more countries will soon join the ranks of exporters, such as Singapore.
28 December 2013
Evolution of the Terror Threat Facing Russia
On October 21, 2013 a female suicide bomber blew up a bus full of passengers in Volgograd. Six passengers died at the scene; another woman died later in hospital; 37 people were injured. The bomber herself was also killed. She hailed from Makhachkala, in the troubled southern province of Dagestan, and belonged to a Jihadist group called The Caucasus Emirate (Imarat Kavkaz). The group consists of militant Islamists in the Russian North Caucasus and their sympathizers in the rest of the country.
29 October 2013
We Are Ready to Work With All Kinds of Companies
Interview with Andrey Grigoryev, director-general of the Advanced Research Foundation (ARF)
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.
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