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An Assessment of Russian Defense Capabilities and Security Strategy

June 30, 2014 • 9:00 – 10:30 am EDT
Russia has shown a renewed willingness and ability to use military force (from irregular to high-end capabilities) to coerce its neighbors, the United States, and NATO allies. This raises a series of important questions for defense and security analysts and practitioners around the world. Most important, what are Russia's military and intelligence services really capable of? And what does Russian President Vladimir Putin intend to do over months and years to come?  

CSIS scholars will consider Russian capabilities, foreign and security strategy and policy, and strategic stability dynamics with the United States.

Presentations by
Paul N. Schwartz 
Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Clark A Murdock
Senior Adviser and Director, Defense and National Security Group, Project on Nuclear Issues, CSIS

Andrew C. Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Jeffrey A. Mankoff
Deputy Director and Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Moderated by
Samuel J. Brannen
Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

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Clark A. Murdock
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), International Security Program

Paul N. Schwartz