Russia

Journal Article | October 31, 2017 09:00 AM | Comments(1)

The success of Russian hybrid war is predicated on its espionage, technical intelligence collection, influence operations, and intelligence activities.

The interconnectivity of global economic markets and the dichotomy between the East and West directly led to a new type of conflict, coined “economic warfare”.

Journal Article | September 7, 2017 04:37 PM | Comments(2)

Overt Russian aggression and uncertainty in the Middle East has left many questioning the role NATO plays in securing peace and deterring aggression.

NATO member Estonia has become; along with Latvia, Lithuania and Poland; NATO`s eastern bulwark against Putin´s increasing aggressiveness.

Journal Article | July 18, 2017 09:56 AM | Comments(6)

Estonia moved under NATO’s collective protection too quickly by ignoring a quarter of their population who are Russian speakers, most of whom are disenfranchised.

Journal Article | April 9, 2017 11:04 AM | Comments(22)

The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS meeting illustrates these phenomena.

The Executive Order does nothing to address threats that emanate from countries which view their entire diaspora as composed of free-range intelligence collectors.

Unconventional methodologies coupled with an understanding of near peer competitors might be our only saving grace to meet the inevitable threats of tomorrow.

Journal Article | February 2, 2017 11:27 AM | Comments(1)

The Russians have developed a new theory of warfare, and in the future, we can only expect them to perform it more effectively and on an even larger scale.

Russia is neither friend nor foe, but a perennial rival that respects power, not friendship.

Journal Article | January 13, 2017 06:40 AM | Comments(4)

Western scholars have seemed reluctant to engage with Chechnya as a COIN success. Such hesitancy may be partly due to the extreme unpalatability of Russian tactics.

Journal Article | December 13, 2016 01:23 PM | Comments(90)

The United States and Russia are already at war. At least, that’s what many in Moscow seem to think - and this war is not fought like past conflicts.

Russia’s apparent success in exploiting fissures within the Alliance is the greatest threat the United States and its NATO allies face from Moscow.

Blog post | October 8, 2016 07:49 PM | Comments(63)

Should Aleppo fall, the options for a military solution will require significantly higher levels of risk and a political solution will rely on terms dictated by Moscow and Tehran.

Blog post | April 19, 2013 07:23 AM | Comments(5)

Click through to a few SWJ articles on Chechnya and the separatist insurgency there.

Journal Article | March 27, 2013 01:30 AM | Comments(1)

Russia has integrated cyber operations into its military doctrine.

Journal Article | November 2, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(3)

The Russian claim is that their counterinsurgency operations in Chechnya were successes: but at what cost?

Journal Article | October 30, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(18)

The Russian Federal forces enjoyed overwhelming superiority, yet were forced into a premature cease-fire in 1996 and suffered immense casualties.

Journal Article | September 7, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(2)

An autocratic Iraq will probably be happier doing more business with China and Russia. But the idea of a Sino-Russian strategy in the Middle East is far from simple.

Herodotus had it right when he considered the Caspian Sea to be landlocked. 

Blog post | July 11, 2012 05:21 PM | Comments(1)

To keep the Syrian war “small,” the US government should learn from the diplomatic mistake it made in June.

Journal Article | June 28, 2012 03:30 AM | Comments(1)

An interview with Lieutenant Colonel Robert W. Schaefer, the author of  “The Insurgency in Chechnya and the North Caucasus: From Gazavat to Jihad.”

Blog post | April 30, 2012 03:47 AM | Comments(3)

Speaking truth about real power and the dim prospects for "people power" in Putin's Russia.