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?
The Kremlin’s foreign policy is becoming increasingly dependent on Chechnya’s brutal dictator
In a context of economic stagnation, arms production remains a priority for Moscow. The GPV-2027 spending priorities are a useful indicator of the Kremlin’s long-term political mindset.