Russian military

We Can Defense If We Want To

June 29, 2020
Foreign Policy Research Institute
This podcast originally appeared on Bear Market Brief. 

In this episode of FPRI's Bear Market Brief, host and Eurasia expert Aaron Schwartzbaum speaks with Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Program at CNA, on Russia's military. The episode addresses questions such as: What is Russia’s military for? What strategic, doctrinal concerns motivate its generals? What has Russia learned from its interventions abroad? How sustainable is Russia's military modernization program given budget constraints? Where does Russia's military stand in comparison to Western militaries? Kofman also addresses some common misperceptions and exaggerations present in Western analysis of the Russian military.

The episode's Spreaker URL can be found here.

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