This event will hold a conversation among Chris Miller, Robert Hamilton, and Aaron Stein – the co-editors of the book. This event will be moderated by FPRI’s Eurasia Program Deputy Director Maia Otarashvili. We will also hear from FPRI’s President Rollie Flynn on the book release.
In the first chapter, written by Anna Borshchevskaya, she examines the geopolitical logic behind Russia’s war in Syria and the instruments of statecraft Moscow used to pursue its objectives there. Borshchevskaya’s chapter proceeds from the national strategic level of war and works its way down to the military-strategic level. Chapter three, authored by Michael Kofman, picks up at the military-strategic level and works its way down to the level of military operations, examining how Russia is fighting in Syria and what this might tell us about the Russian way of war. The next three chapters cover the performance of Russia’s military services in the war and the effect of Syria on each. Les Grau and Charles Bartles assess the Russian Army in chapter four; Ivan Lavrov covers the Aerospace Forces in chapter five, and Igor Delanoe covers the Navy in chapter six. In chapter seven, Bob Hamilton draws general conclusions from the preceding chapters and discusses implications for Western policy and strategy toward Russia. Learn more here.
Table of Contents
Setting the Stage for the Intervention
Robert Hamilton, Chris Miller, Aaron Stein
Russian Way of War in Syria: Threat Perception and Approaches to Counterterrorism
Syria and the Russian Armed Forces: An Evaluation of Moscow’s Military Strategy and Operational Performance
Russian Ground-Based Contingent in Syria
Lester Grau and Charles Bartles
Russian Aerial Operations in the Syrian War
Russian Naval Forces in the Syrian War
Implications for the West
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Chris Miller - Chris Miller is the Director in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
Robert E. Hamilton - Colonel (Retired) Robert E. Hamilton, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Eurasian Studies at the U.S. Army War College and a Black Sea Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute.
Aaron Stein - Aaron Stein is the Director of Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is also the Director of the Middle East Program and Acting Director of the National Security Program at FPRI.