Russian economic policy presently has three main pillars. One is the overriding desire to maintain financial and economic stability and independence. The second most important is a group of National Projects to develop the Russian economy and social conditions in the period to 2014. The third is the assumption heldContinue Reading

NATO: Statement released February 1 by Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, on Russia’s failure to comply with the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.  By Jan Helge Kalvik Editor-In-Chief   Following nearly six years of U.S. and Allied engagement with Russia, on 4 December 2018, NATO Allies declared that Russia has developedContinue Reading

On Tuesday, NATO Foreign Ministers agreed that Russia has developed and fielded a new ground-launched cruise missile system – the SSC-8, or 9M729 – which violates the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. Allies expressed firm commitment to preserving effective international arms control, and agreed to keep the fielding of theContinue Reading

  A serious security crisis in the Nordic region would affect all the Nordic countries. That is why Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland are conducting more military exercises together. By Ministers of Defence: Frank Bakke-Jensen (Norway), Claus Hjort Frederiksen (Denmark), Peter Hultqvist (Sweden), Jussi Niinistö (Finland) og utenriksminister GudlaugurContinue Reading

Russia Does Not Have an A2/AD-strategy! Nor does it have a Gerasimov doctrine  Russia’s “Anti-Access/Area Denial strategy” (A2/AD-strategy) has caught a lot of scholarly attention during the last few years (examples here, here, here, here and here). In addition, A2/AD has been a recurring theme or a talking point amongContinue Reading

A Five-Point Strategy to Oppose Russian Narrative Warfare  (with the limited tools we currently have available) Image from the Beyond propaganda series: Information at War: From China’s Three Warfares to NATO’s Narratives, September 2015/Legatum Institute. Click here to download your copy of the complete paper (21 pages) signed Paul Cobaugh. Paul-Russia-published versionContinue Reading