Transformation of Russia's military in the post-Putin period

Led by Pavel K. Baev
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009
The aim of the project is to evaluate the political profile of the Russian military, to assess the development of key capabilities of the Armed Forces and to examine their possible uses as instrument of policy.  

 The analysis is grounded in empirical research on the Russian military going back to 1994, and is organized around four major issues:

·         The involvement of the military in the political struggle for power;

·         the revision of key strategic guidelines for modernizing the military as compared to scale of funding for the Armed Forces and the scale of accumulated problems in logistics, procurement, and manpower;

·         the political emphasis on strengthening the nuclear deterrent and the expected impact of the new programs on the status of strategic forces;

the possible utilization of the available capabilities for projecting military power to secure and advance Russia’s interests in the Caucasus and Central Asia. 


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2008) From West to South to North: Russia Engages and Challenges its Neighbours , International Journal 63(2): 291–305.

Book Chapter

Baev, Pavel K. (2012) Experimenting with 'reset' in the uncongenial NATO-Russia relations The Transatlantic Partnership and Relations With Russia . Atlantic Council(78–84).
Baev, Pavel K.(2009) Troublemaking and Risk-taking: The North in Russian Military Activities Russia and the North. : (17–34).
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Russian Perceptions of Bases and Assessments of Military Balance in the Black Sea Area, in Military Bases: Historical Perspectives, Contemporary Challenges. (173–180).
Baev, Pavel K.(2008) Rising Powers: Russian Foreign and Security Policy : .
Baev, Pavel K.(2008) Rising Powers: Russian Foreign and Security Policy : .

Popular Article

Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Russia and NATO Explore the Limits of the 'Agreeing to Disagree' Posture, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 14 December.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Strategic Countdown and Russia's Escalating Instability, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 30 November.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Medvedev's Quasi-modernization Hits the Wall, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 9 November.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Medvedev Tries to Dress Foreign Policy Setbacks as Achievements, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 28 July.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Medvedev's Presidency After the 'Second Parade', Eurasia Daily Monitor, 11 May.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Moscow Playing Hard-ball in Quasi-partnership with NATO, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 6 May.
Baev, Pavel K. (2009) Fare for militærcoup? [On the Way to a Military Coup?], Aftenposten, 24 January.
Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Russia Insists on Treating Sevastopol as an Open Question, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 16 June.
Baev, Pavel K. (2008) It Takes Two Russian Presidents to Tango with the US, Eurasia Daily Monitor, 24 March.

Conference Paper

Baev, Pavel K. 2007 Russian Perceptions of Bases and Assessments of Military Balance in the Black Sea Area, presented at Political and Social Impact of Military Bases, , 14 December.

Report - External Series

Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Vae Victors: The Russian Army Pays for the Lessons of the Georgian War, PONARS Eurasia Memo, 46. : .
Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Medvedev and the Military: Reshuffling as a Preamble for Reform?, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memos, 22. : .
Baev, Pavel K. (2008) Russia's Security Policy Grows 'Muscular': Should the West Be Worried?, UPI Briefing Paper, 15. : .


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