Pavel Luzin explores the realities of Russia’s nuclear missile capabilities, and what this means for future arms limitation talks
Author: Pavel Luzin
Pavel Luzin considers the difference between real private military contractors and outsourced cannon fodder
For years, the Russian authorities have entertained the possibility of a major war, and have spent considerable time and resources preparing the underlying infrastructure
Pavel Luzin on the problems and projects which will occupy the Russian military next year
The year is 2028. The multipolar world has arrived. The Western-led multilateral order has given way to different centers of power and influence, notably the United States, India, Brazil, a more autonomous European Union, and an ever-closer axis of autocracy between Russia and China
Even though relations are getting prickly between Russia and Belarus, international and domestic conditions would have to change substantially before Russia resorted to force against its western neighbor and long-time ally. But it would still be unwise to rule any such scenario out entirely.
A string of errors from the General Staff’s Main Office will have major knock-on effects on how intelligence agencies interact with Russia’s political system
Explaining Russian policy in Central Africa
What Russia’s military spending on the Crimea says about the Kremlin’s strategy on the Black Sea
Why do some military units in Russia now bear the names of European cities?
Terrestrial relations between Russia and the United States may well be in a downward spiral. But in space there is still cooperation. Why is that...
Beyond inflated official statistics and lofty rhetoric, what are the real capabilities of Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons programme, and how does this square with today’s doctrines of nuclear de-escalation?