Colouring Russian views of conflict in the 21st century

Tracey German The perceived threat posed to Russia from so-called coloured revolutions – popular uprisings attributed by Moscow to malign sponsorship by external forces – has become a central theme in Russian security discourse. There is a deep-rooted concern that coloured revolutions are part of the character of conflict in the 21st century, a new… Read More Colouring Russian views of conflict in the 21st century

Transatlantic Burden-Sharing: Origins and Strategic Implications

JORDAN BECKER is a U.S. Army officer and a member of NATO’s International Military Staff. His work here represents his own views and not those of the U.S. government or NATO. “Burden-sharing” has been an issue for NATO since its birth. Allies have continually found it challenging to deter adversaries without inviting free-riding, and the… Read More Transatlantic Burden-Sharing: Origins and Strategic Implications

Russian Messaging and Intention in Syria: Perception Through Strategic Culture?

ROBERT SEELY Russia’s intervention in the morass of Syria’s civil war was as dramatic as it was sudden. To date, much of the Western punditry has been pondering the question, what is Russia’s aim? Is it to attack IS, support Assad or challenge the West? Is it sending a message to global audiences of Russia’s… Read More Russian Messaging and Intention in Syria: Perception Through Strategic Culture?