Russia’s war in Ukraine has triggered the worst security crisis facing Europe since the end of the Cold War. It brought a major conventional war of aggression to the European continent and enormous human suffering, but in doing so it has also unified and reenergized the NATO alliance and accelerated efforts to reconstitute transatlantic defense and deterrence. Assessing Russia’s performance in the war thus far, and how the Russian military is evolving as a result, is an important part of that effort. This report assesses changes in the Russian military threat to NATO over the short term (two to four years), and it provides analysis on how the United States and NATO might adapt their strategies, planning, and posture in response.
Read the full report at CSIS here.
Lisa Aronsson is a Research Fellow at the Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies at National Defense University.
John R. Deni is a Research Professor of JIIM Security Studies at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
The views expressed are the authors own and do not reflect those of the National Defense University, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.