Russia and China have sought to modernize their legacy defense equipment while concurrently developing new and increasingly sophisticated systems of their own. This report discusses recent research into the research, development, and acquisition processes of Russia and China—both doctrinally and in practice—and identifies areas in which each country excels and where each country has challenges.
Arroyo Center Publications
Search RAND Arroyo Center Publications
To perform keyword searches across Arroyo Center publications, enter one or more keywords and press "search". Keywords may be complete words or abbreviations (eg, "logistics" or "logist"). When more than one keyword is entered, the search logic is "keyword1 AND keyword2". You may also specify "keyword1 OR keyword2". To search for authors, enter only the author's last name.
Read Recent Arroyo Center Publications
In 2018, the U.S. National Defense Strategy formally codified the latest shift in threat perceptions, heralding Russia as one of the "principal priorities" for the U.S. Department of Defense. In this Perspective, the authors illuminate the implications of a conventional military confrontation between NATO and Russia in Europe and the associated risk of nuclear escalation.
This research summarizes estimates of sexual assault risk and sexual harassment risk across U.S. Army installations and command, showing variation in these risks across groups of soldiers.
Organizational Characteristics Associated with Risk of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the U.S. Army 2021
Researchers extended previous RAND analyses that produced estimates of sexual assault risk and sexual harassment risk across installations and commands. The results of these extended analyses showed considerable variation in the risk of sexual assault and sexual harassment across groups of soldiers, primarily among Army women—at installations, commands, and in career fields—and identified characteristics of groups in which risk level was higher.
This perspective informs the subject of Russia's global ambitions and actions—its key interests and objectives and its foreign policy approaches to pursuing or protecting them. Recognizing Russia's global interests and its opportunistic approach to bilateral relationships can help the United States implement its current global strategy while developing a more holistic global response.