I am a Senior Research Scientist at CNA, a non-profit think tank, where I conduct research on security issues in the former Soviet Union, Russian military reform, Russian foreign policy, ethnic politics and identity, and Russian regional politics. I am also the editor of the journals Problems of Post-Communism and Russian Politics and Law and a Fellow of the Truman National Security Project. From 2005 through 2010, I was the Executive Director of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
The goal of this blog is to track the progress of the most recent iteration of the Russian government’s effort to modernize its military.
The photo used in the blog header is copyright AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev.