After ten years of military modernization and defense reform, Russia's military is now a reliable instrument of national power that can be used in a limited context to achieve vital national interests. Russian strategists, concerned about instability along the Russian periphery or an aerospace attack on the Russian heartland, are focused on preserving influence in buffer states and on reinforcing defensive bulwarks. Russian military strategy and operations show an increasing degree of coordination, deception, and simultaneity to achieve objectives quickly while minimizing vulnerabilities. What does the evolution of Russia’s armed forces, its strategy, and the way it uses force tell us about the future?
CSIS is hosting a discussion with Scott Boston and Dara Massicot on how current Russian military capabilities have evolved to enable coordinated, multi-domain operations.
Date: April 9, 2018
When: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: CSIS HQ