Author(s): Bettina Renz
Russian annexation of Crimea and the subsequent air campaign over Syria took the world by surprise. The capabilities and efficiency of Putin's armed forces during both operations signalled to the world that Russia was back in business as a significant military actor on the international stage.
Bettina Renz is Associate Professor of Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham Hanna Smith is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki
IntroductionChapter 1: Russian foreign policy and military powerChapter 2: Reforming the militaryChapter 3: Russia s other armed forces: the force structuresChapter 4: Russian uses of military power since 1991Chapter 5: Russian military thinking and hybrid warfare ConclusionBibliography