Tag: military drills

Ukraine Liveblog Day 22: Kiev Establishes a New National Guard

March 11, 2014

While the world waits to see what happens after Crimea’s March 16th referendum on joining Russia, there is plenty of activity in Ukraine. Russia continues to establish its stronghold in Crimea, while Kiev is arresting former government officials and has now issued arrest warrants for leaders of the Crimean government. Meanwhile, both sides continue to […]

Military Modernizatsiia and Power Projection

October 10, 2013

Recently, it seems that not a week goes by where the Russian military is not staging some very public exercise or announcing the arrival or planning of new equipment. Not since Peter the Great or the massive military buildup in WWII has the Russian military experienced such a windfall of money and political support. The […]

Is Russia Losing Control of Its Far East?

October 2, 2013

This article was co-authored by Andrew S. Bowen and Luke Rodeheffer. There has been considerable speculation recently about a nascent alliance between China and Russia, especially given the context of America’s “pivot” to Asia. The pivot coincides with increasing anxiety by Russia over its Far East and has led it to increase its political and economic […]