Pavel Luzin analyses why Russian ground forces are unlikely to return from the war
Pavel Luzin on what is behind the most recent announcement of Russia’s pull-out from the International Space Station
Pavel Luzin on why Russia’s military capabilities have suffered irreparable losses after four months of war
Pavel Luzin on how the war and sanctions are affecting one of the key sectors of Russian mechanical engineering
Pavel Luzin on what it means to put Russia’s deterrence forces on high alert
Pavel Luzin discusses what underlies the latest Russian-Belarusian military cooperation initiatives
Pavel Luzin discusses the interconnections between military expenditures, military education, exercises in Belarus and Russia’s political system
Pavel Luzin on Sukhoi Su-57 and Su-75 ‘Checkmate' fighters in the political and economic context
Pavel Luzin on why Russia is amassing troops near its western borders
Pavel Luzin on the political logic and practice of combating ‘traitors’
Pavel Luzin on the peculiar political mindset of the Russian elite
Pavel Luzin on how Moscow’s real capabilities impact its maritime ambitions
Pavel Luzin on how to make the space industry prosperous and keep up with the competition
Pavel Luzin on why the Russian orbital station project is about bargaining with the USA
Pavel Luzin writes on the reasons why Russian intelligence agencies combine systemic and non-systemic activities in cyberspace
Pavel Luzin on the challenges and idiosyncrasies of the development of advanced military command-and-control systems in Russia
Pavel Luzin looks at the growing importance of Russia's Northern Sea Route, which is fraught with political and corporate entanglements.
Pavel Luzin on the challenges the Russian defence industry will face in the 2020s
Pavel Luzin on whether Russia can rely on China and India in the field of space exploration
Pavel Luzin on Moscow’s worries about the Western sanctions
Pavel Luzin explains why the Russian approach to disarmament of chemical weapons is so controversial
Pavel Luzin on herd immunity to COVID-19 in the Russian Armed Forces
Pavel Luzin investigates why Russia's state-run space corporation is changing its structure once again
Why has Moscow given up on its radar station in Kazakhstan, and what is the fate of the sites in Belarus, asks Pavel Luzin?
Pavel Luzin explains how keeping track of Russia’s railway plans can deliver insights into the country’s political mechanics
Pavel Luzin looks into the voting habits of Russia’s military and wonders why military personnel were more likely to vote against constitutional amendments than their compatriots
Pavel Luzin on why Russia is banking on hypersonic weapons
Pavel Luzin on the development trends around the Russian military satellite constellation
Pavel Luzin looks at the Russian military's strides toward robotization, and finds a few missteps
Pavel Luzin considers Rosatom’s role in Africa and its influence on Russia’s foreign policy
Pavel Luzin examines the most pressing problem facing Russia’s defence industry in 2020s
Pavel Luzin on why the Russian authorities want space start-ups - and why they are all doomed
Pavel Luzin considers why the Russian armed forces end this decade in a place of deep uncertainty
Pavel Luzin on why the Russian army has once again become a source of bad news
Pavel Luzin writes that Russia’s headline-grabbing “wars” within the security services are nothing of the sort — they are the natural result of a government which violates its own laws
The Steinmeier Formula is not a reason for optimism, nor for alarmism, writes Pavel Luzin
Pavel Luzin considers why the Kremlin is undermining its own efforts for nuclear weapons control, and what this mean for the START treaty.
State-owned and state-controlled companies have come to play a crucial role in managing Russia and guaranteeing stability in the regions. But can the Kremlin depend on them alone in the turbulent years ahead?
Pavel Luzin discusses the Russian Navy’s limited prospects for the future
Why has the S-400 missile system become such an important instrument of Russian diplomacy?
Part four of “Russian Media: Moscow and Beyond Calling”: on the place of the military’s press in Russia’s media landscape
Pavel Luzin considers the future role of air transport in Moscow’s military strategy
Here’s why Russia has one of the worst safety records for commercial aviation
Pavel Luzin considers to what extent China really is a threat to Russia
The second part of the series ‘Safety first’: how does rearmament affect the defence industry, and how does the industry affect the Russian authorities?
Pavel Luzin considers the political and economic factors which make Rostec worth watching
Pavel Luzin explores the realities of Russia's nuclear missile capabilities, and what this means for future arms limitation talks
Pavel Luzin considers the difference between real private military contractors and outsourced cannon fodder
For years, the Russian authorities have entertained the possibility of a major war, and have spent considerable time and resources preparing the underlying infrastructure
Pavel Luzin on the problems and projects which will occupy the Russian military next year
The year is 2028. The multipolar world has arrived. The Western-led multilateral order has given way to different centers of power and influence, notably the United States, India, Brazil, a more autonomous European Union, and an ever-closer axis of autocracy between Russia and China
Even though relations are getting prickly between Russia and Belarus, international and domestic conditions would have to change substantially before Russia resorted to force against its western neighbor and long-time ally. But it would still be unwise to rule any such scenario out entirely.
A string of errors from the General Staff’s Main Office will have major knock-on effects on how intelligence agencies interact with Russia’s political system
Explaining Russian policy in Central Africa
What Russia’s military spending on the Crimea says about the Kremlin’s strategy on the Black Sea
Why do some military units in Russia now bear the names of European cities?
Beyond inflated official statistics and lofty rhetoric, what are the real capabilities of Russia’s tactical nuclear weapons programme, and how does this square with today’s doctrines of nuclear de-escalation?
The Kremlin’s foreign policy is becoming increasingly dependent on Chechnya’s brutal dictator
In a context of economic stagnation, arms production remains a priority for Moscow. The GPV-2027 spending priorities are a useful indicator of the Kremlin’s long-term political mindset.