Episode 17: Analysing the Performance of the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine


In this seminar we're 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.

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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, examines what lessons can be learned from the early days of Europe’s first major war of the 21st century. This Adversarial Studies seminar is chaired by Dr Sidharth Kaushal, Research Fellow, RUSI.

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The Red Team Project: Understanding the Enemy

The Red Team project seeks to provide in-depth analysis of the military forces of adversaries and competitors


Seminar Chair

Dr Sidharth Kaushal

Research Fellow, Sea Power

Military Sciences

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