Russian Military Exercises

Rising NATO Tensions and Russia’s Military Disneyland

Nicholas Varangis

Explosions send fire through the air, aircraft drone overhead, tanks rumble across the cratered ground, and machine guns chatter in murderous conversation on a chaotic battlefield. Yet the five thousand spectators watching the carnage make sure that this spectacle is not mistaken…

The NATO-Russia Exercise Gap… Then, Now, & 2017

Ian Brzezinski and Nicholas Varangis

Military exercises are a critical means of testing, refining and demonstrating readiness for combat operations. In February 2015, we published a chart comparing the magnitudes of military exercises conducted by NATO and Russia. The contrast was jarring, with Russian exercises dwarfing those of…