Author: Joshua Stowell

Pro-Russian, anti-Ukrainian billboard in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

What is Hybrid Warfare?

Contemporary U.S. and international legal framework governing acts of irregular and hybrid warfare severely impede effective de-escalation of and resolution to present hybrid conflicts. Conventional Western (mainly American) concepts of war are incompatible and fundamentally misaligned with the realities of...

Russia’s Asymmetric Nuclear Deterrence

Russia’s military doctrine dictates the use of nuclear weapons in response to any non-nuclear assault on Russian territory. Russia’s military doctrine encompasses a broad range of potential national security threats, including local, or small-scale wars,...

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Russian National Security & Foreign Policy under Putin

The security perspective from Moscow Under the leadership of President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, subsequently invading eastern Ukraine to foment a nationalist civil war, and directly engaged in the conflict and the subsequent...