One Way to Look at the Overhaul in Russia? Putin Lacks a Dynastic Exit Strategy
By Mike Smeltzer
Recent political moves reinforce the fact that Putin still lacks a well-placed family member to whom control could be handed, complicating his search for an exit strategy.
Russia’s Naval Policy and the War in Syria
By Robert Cobb
Why the Russian Navy's deployment of a carrier strike group to the Mediterranean was a qualified success.
Russia to Upgrade 12 Nuclear-Powered Subs
By Franz-Stefan Gady
Moscow wants to expand the boats' service life by another 20 years.