Nicholas J. Myers is an analyst of the Russian and Belarusian militaries. He has been studying Russian policy and statecraft for over 10 years and focusing specifically on the Russian and Belarusian militaries for the past 4. He has written a number of reports on the operational capabilities of the Russian military and overseen a wide variety of wargames of potential conflicts in the European Intermarium and Asia-Pacific regions. He received his undergraduate degree from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 2011. He runs the website WarVsPeace.org.
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