Analysing the Performance of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine

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As part of RUSI's Adversarial Studies Seminars, we'll be joined by Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Programme at CNA, to examine what lessons can be learned from the early days of Europe’s first major war of the 21st century.


Overview

The Russian army made a number of perplexing decisions in the initial days of the war. These demonstrate significant institutional weaknesses, although it remains debatable whether these are primary evidence of a poor plan or a poor army. As Russia recalibrates its approach, it will be important to analyse the drivers behind its initial performance in Ukraine, how it is likely to adjust course and what the next phases of the conflict will bring.

Michael Kofman, director of the Russia Studies Programme at CNA, will examine what lessons can be learned from the early days of Europe’s first major war of the 21st century. This Adversarial Studies seminar will be chaired by Dr Sidharth Kaushal, Research Fellow, RUSI

How to attend

This event is open to the public. To take part, you must pre-register no later than 4 March 2022 using the ‘Register Now’ button. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions, please email Conor O’Shea, Events Manager, at conoro@rusi.org.

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