Russia’s Military Transformation: Implications for NATO

Thursday, April 28, 2011

12:00 PM to 2:00PM
The Jamestown Foundation

1111 16th Street NW 7th Floor

Washington DC, 20036

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Roger N. McDermott

Roger N. McDermott specializes in Russian and Central Asian defense and security issues and is a Senior Fellow in Eurasian Military Studies, The Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC; Senior International Research Fellow for the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury (UK). McDermott is on the editorial board of Central Asia and the Caucasus and the scientific board of the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies. His articles regularly appear in scholarly journals including the Journal of Slavic Military Studies, as well as weekly assessments of security developments in Russia and Central Asia, Eurasia Daily Monitor (The Jamestown Foundation).

McDermott has also published one journal article, two book chapters and co-edited a book, as part of his policy oriented research into Russian defense reform: “General Shamanov and the Russian Airborne Forces,” Journal of Slavic Military Studies, Vol. 23, Issue 3, 2010; “Russia’s Conventional Armed Forces, Reform and Nuclear Posture to 2020, in Stephen J. Blank (ed), Russian Nuclear Weapons, Past, Present, and Future, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College: Pennsylvania, 2011; “Network Centric Warfare as the Undeclared Aim of Russian Defense Reform: Russian Perspectives and Challenges, in Roger N. McDermott, Bertil Nygren, Carolina Vendil-Pallin (eds.), The Russian Armed Forces in Transition: Economic, Geopolitical and Institutional Uncertainties, Routledge, 2011.

Dr. Jacob W. Kipp

Jacob W. Kipp retired from federal service in September 2009 and is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kansas and a weekly columnist on Eurasian Security for the Jamestown Foundation.  He received his PhD. in Russian History from the Pennsylvania State University in 1970. From 1971 to 1985 he taught Russian and Military History at the Kansas State University.  In January 1986 he joined the newly founded Soviet Army Studies Office (SASO) at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, as a senior analyst. In 1991, SASO became the Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO).  In 2003, Dr. Kipp became director of FMSO and served in that capacity until October 2006, when he joined the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) as Deputy Director. He has published extensively on Russian and Soviet naval and military history.  Topics have included Russian naval reform in the 19th century, Soviet naval history and analysis, operational art in theory and practice, and foresight and forecasting in Russian and Soviet military affairs.  From 1992 to 2001 he served as the US editor of European Security.  His most recent publications are:  "Military Theory, Strategy, and Praxis,"  co-authored with Dr. Lester Grau, Military Review, (March-April 2011), pp. 12-22 and  "Russian Military Doctrine: Past, Present, and Future," in: Stephen J. Blank, Russian Military Politics and Russia’s  2010 Defense Doctrine, (Carlisle Barracks: PA: U. S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute, 2011), pp. 63-153.