Briefings

RUFS publishes briefings on current events at regular intervals.

  • RUFS Briefing No. 43external link. Oktober 2018.Vostok-2018: about the Russian military´s brain, not its muscles. By Johan Norberg.
  • RUFS Briefing No.42PDF. Mars 2018. Russia's New Armament Programme - Leaner and Meaner. By Tomas Malmlöf.
  • RUFS Briefing No 41PDF. December 2017. Russia Before the Presidential Election 2018: Stable instability. By Gudrun Persson and Carolina Vendil Pallin 
  • RUFS Briefing No 40.PDF Maj 2017. Russia’s Military Strategy and Force Structure in Kaliningrad. By Fredrik Westerlund.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 39PDF. April 2017. After Saint Petersburg: Belarus-Russian Relations Back on Track? By Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 38PDF. December 2016. Armenia: Caught between a Rock and a Hard Place. By Eugene Kogan.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 37.PDF December 2016. Regional implications of the elections in Moldova and Georgia. By Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 36. PDFNovember 2016. Economic and Technological Constraints on Russia’s Naval Ambitions” . By Richard Connolly.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 35. PDFMay 2016. The Interests of Russia and Turket in the Nagorno-Karabakh. By Jakob Hedenskog & Kaan Korkmaz
  • RUFS Briefing No. 34. PDFFebruari 2016.external link Challenges abound for Tajikistan. By Erika Holmquist.
  • RUFS briefing No. 33. PDFJanuary 2016. A weakened Moldova enterns the Russian orbit. By Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 32. PDFDecember 2015. The Prospects and Limits of the Russia-China Partnership. By Hiroshi Yamazoe
  • RUFS Briefing No. 31.PDF November 2015. Russia's Strategic Mobility and its Military Deployment in Syria. By Roger McDermott
  • RUFS Briefing No. 30. PDFOctober 2015.external link The Presidential Elections in Belarus in the context of the Ukrainian Crisis. By Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 29. PDFSeptember 2015. Russian Strategic Deterrence - Beyond the Brinkmanship? By Gudrun Persson.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 28. PDFAugust 2015. The threat of the Islamic State to Russia's North Caucasus and Central Asia, By Jakob Hedenskog and Erika Holmquist.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 27. PDFApril 2015. Ukraine´s volunteer battalions- advantages and challenges, by Margarete Klein, SWP
  • RUFS Briefing No. 26. PDFJanuary 2015. Kazakhstan after Crimea: 'you cannot choose your neighbours', by Erika Holmquist.
  • RUFS Briefing No.25. PDFDecember 2014. Putin's Annual Address: "We are strong and we believe in ourselves", by Gudrun Persson and Carolina Vendil Pallin.
  • RUFS Briefing No 24. PDFSeptember 2014. What is War? Ukraine and the legal definition of war, by Carina Lamont
  • RUFS Briefing No. 23. PDFMay 2014. West´s Sanctions against Russia: Grand Strategy in the Making? by Mikael Eriksson.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 22. PDFApril 2014. Russia and Ukraine: military-strategic options, and possible risks, for Moscow, by Johan Norberg and Fredrik Westerlund.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 21. PDFFebruary 2014. Ukraine returns to violence: Squaring off at the EuroMaidan?, by Jakob Hedenskog
  • RUFS Briefing No. 20. PDFSeptember 2013. Russian Military Policy in Asia - A Study in Paradox, by Stephen Blank
  • RUFS Briefing No. 19. PDFAugust 2013. Russian History - A Matter of National Security, by Gudrun Persson
  • RUFS Briefing No. 18. PDFMarch 2013. Can the Kremlin Control the Cossacks? by Per Enerud
  • RUFS Briefing No. 17. PDFJanuary 2013. How some of Moscow's Middle East interests could create problems for Russia, by Johan Norberg
  • RUFS Briefing No. 16. PDFOctober 2012. The October Elections in Russia as a Test for Putin’s Regime, by Nikolay Petrov.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 15. PDFSeptember 2012. The Political Aftermath of Pussy Riot: A sowing of dragon’s teeth, by Carolina Vendil Pallin.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 14. PDFJuly 2012. SCO "Peace Mission" 2012 Promotes Security Myths, by Roger N. McDermott.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 13. PDFJune 2012. An Attack on the Iranian Nuclear Programme - some possible Russian considerations, by Johan Norberg.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 12. PDFMay 2012. Putin 2.0: Redefining Russia's Military Priorities for the 21st Century, by Roger N. McDermott.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 11. PDFFebruary 2012. The Post-Putin Era Has Started, by Lena Jonson.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 10. PDFNovember 2011 - The Russian Elections - Putin Inc. out of sync? by Carolina Vendil Pallin.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 9. PDFOctober 2011. The Tymoshenko Trial and Ukraine’s Balancing Act between Russia and the West, by Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 8. PDFJune 2011 - Russian science: In peril but out of focus, by Fredrik Westerlund.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 7. PDFJanuary 2011 - Nuclear disarmament after New START, by Pavel Podvig.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 6. PDFDecember 2010. The Presidential Elections in Belarus: Same same, but different! by Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 5. PDFOctober 2010. Russian Nuclear Power Doubles in Size, by Susanne Oxenstierna.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 4. PDFJune 2010. Kyiv’s Rapid Drift Back to Moscow, by Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 3. PDFFebruary 2010. Russia’s Military Doctrine – Expected News, by Carolina Vendil Pallin and Fredrik Westerlund.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 2. PDFJanuary 2010. The Ukrainian Presidential Elections – All Oranges Sold Out, by Jakob Hedenskog.
  • RUFS Briefing No. 1. PDFNovember 2009. Russia´s Relations with Europe-impressions from a small EU member state, by Carolina Vendil Pallin.