Ruslan Pukhov

Russian Federation

Director of the Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Member of the Public Council under the Russian Defense Ministry.

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The Russian Military Campaign in Syria: The Balance of Forces and Possible Risks
14.10.2015
The Russian military campaign in Syria is a political landmark comparable to Crimea’s reunification with Russia or the conflict in Donbass.

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Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine. By Ruslan Pukhov
12.10.2015
The book offers an in-depth look at the state of the military in both Russia and Ukraine, as well as the history, political circumstances and events leading to the annexation of Crimea and outbreak of

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Russia’s Naval Doctrine: New Priorities and Benchmarks
17.08.2015
Russia’s Naval Doctrine represents a systemic document that underlies the national maritime policy and constitutes an integral part of the Russian leadership’s strategic planning, which focuses on

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Russian Weapons to Save Iraq
24.06.2015
An additional consignment of three TOS-1A Solntsepyok heavy flamethrower systems were unloaded from a transport vessel in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr. Russia not only returned to Iraq’s arms market

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The Myth of Hybrid War
11.06.2015
A closer examination of history debunks the idea of hybrid war as an innovation. The actions classified as hybrid war have been fairly standard in low-intensity armed conflicts around the globe in

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IISS Military Balance Report: Food for Thought and Conclusions
20.03.2015
The Military Balance 2015, the latest assessment of the military capabilities of most countries in the world, published by the influential London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies
Brothers Armed. By Ruslan Pukhov
30.10.2014
Brothers Armed, a new book written by the Center for the Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), a private Moscow-based military think tank, takes a refreshing look at the issues

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The Ukrainian Crisis: Possible Implications for the Russian Military Industry
12.05.2014
The greatest threat to Russia’s defense capability comes from cutting off military imports from Ukraine. Being able to promptly replace Ukrainian manufacturers seems unrealistic, and a ban on
Russian Military Complex: Results of 2013 and Expectations for 2014
04.02.2014
Russia has been the runner-up on the global arms market for three years now. Soviet and Russian weapons are referred to in the West as “simple and deadly.” It is comfortable to serve on German
Military Exercises in Eastern Russia: Initial Results
30.07.2013
Apparently, the Russian leadership and the new heads of the Defense Ministry have remained largely satisfied with the degree of readiness of the Russian armed forces in the Far East. This is all the

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Russia's Special Opinion on the Arms Trade Treaty
17.04.2013
The increase in transparency envisaged by the Arms Trade Treaty does not present a substantial threat to the Russian arms business. The treaty requires information on the amount of arms supplies

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Russian-Venezuelan Military Cooperation After Chavez
18.03.2013
The Russian-Venezuelan military technical cooperation is bound to wither away gradually following Chavez’s death under any political scenario. Venezuela has contracted more weapons than it needs and

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