None of the Kremlin's recent gambits—annexation, mobilization or personnel shuffles—can overcome the larger problems facing Russia's military. And in the months ahead, its difficulties will only worsen.
Oct 18, 2022
New York Times
Dara Massicot is a senior policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. Before joining RAND, she served as a senior analyst for Russian military capabilities at the Department of Defense.
Her work at RAND focuses on defense and security issues in Russia and Eurasia. She specializes in Russian military strategy, combat operations, and escalation dynamics. Her long-term interests include force posture, force planning, and grand strategy.
Massicot received her M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College's College of Naval Command and Staff in Newport, Rhode Island.
Edward Geist and Dara Massicot , "Understanding Putin's Nuclear 'Superweapons' ," SAIS Review of International Affairs
Dara Massicot, "Anticipating a New Russian Military Doctrine in 2020: What it Might Contain and Why it Matters," War on the Rocks, 2019
, "Ukraine Needs Help Surviving Airstrikes, Not Just Killing Tanks," Defense One, 2022
, "Lengthening the Bridge: the Role of Current Weapons and Emerging Technologies in expanding the Pre-nuclear Phase of Conflict ," NATO Defense College , 2021
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