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Details: This 90 minute workshop will look at Russia's utilization of the strategic framework, psychological-cognitive methods enabling "tailored deterrence," and utilization of religion to enhance coercion.
Dr. Dmitry AdamskyProfessor, School of Government Diplomacy and StrategyIDC Herzliya, University, Herzliya, Israel
Dmitry (Dima) Adamsky is a Professor at the School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy at the IDC Herzliya University, Herzliya, Israel. His research interests include international security, cultural approach to IR, and American, Russian and Israeli national security policies. He has published on these topics in Foreign Affairs, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, Intelligence and National Security, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Washington Quarterly and Survival. His books Operation Kavkaz and The Culture of Military Innovation (Stanford UP) earned the annual (2006 and 2012) prizes for the best academic works on Israeli security. His book Russian Nuclear Orthodoxy: Religion, Politics and Strategy (Stanford UP) won the 2020 ISA best book award in the category of Religion and IR.
Anya Loukianova Fink Research Analyst, CNA
Anya Loukianova Fink is a research analyst with CNA's Adversary Analytics team, where she is a member of the Russia Studies Program. Her research focuses on Russian strategy and approaches to deterrence, Russian military thought, and nuclear weapons issues.
Prior to joining CNA, Fink spent a year as a fellow focused on national security and nuclear policy in the U.S. Senate. She was also a postdoc at the RAND Corporation, where her research focused on Russian military writings about conflict escalation. She also previously worked as a program officer in nuclear materials security at the Stanley Foundation and as a research associate focused on nuclear and missile proliferation issues in Russia and Eurasia at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
Fink holds a PhD in international security and economic policy from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park and an MPIA from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She has native fluency in Russian.
Andrew MonaghanDirector, Russia Research NetworkSenior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Dr Andrew Monaghan is Director of the Russia Research Network, Ltd. He is also Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London, a Non-Resident Associate Fellow of the NATO Defence College in Rome (where he is also the Commissioning Editor of the Russian Studies publication series), and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.
Previously employed by the Oxford Changing Character of War Centre, Chatham House, NATO and the UK Defence Academy, he has advised various governments and international organisations, as well as major companies. He has served as an expert witness to the UK’s National Security Strategy Committee, the House of Commons Defence and Foreign Affairs Select Committees, and NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly.
He is widely published and the author of several books, including Dealing with the Russians (Polity, 2019), Power in Modern Russia (MUP, 2017) and The New Politics of Russia (MUP 2016).
Michael KofmanSenior Research Scientist, CNA
Michael Kofman serves as a Senior Research Scientist in the Russia Studies Program at CNA and as a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, DC. His research focuses on the Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in Russian armed forces, military thought, capabilities, and strategy. Previously, he served as a Program Manager and subject matter expert at National Defense University, advising senior military and government officials on issues in Russia and Eurasia. Mr. Kofman is also a Senior Editor at War on the Rocks, where he regularly authors articles on strategy, the Russian military, Russian decision-making, and related foreign policy issues. He runs a personal blog on the Russian armed forces at https://russianmilitaryanalysis.wordpress.com/
Mr. Kofman has published numerous articles on the Russian armed forces, security issues in Russia/Eurasia, and analyses for the US government. He holds an MA in International Security from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.
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