This RAND Arroyo Perspective updates previous analysis published by the RAND Corporation about Russia as a source of military competition and potential conflict with the United States and its allies. The Perspective is one of several summary assessments produced to support development of the 2016 Annual Report of the RAND Arroyo Center. The annual report focuses thematically on the major drivers of U.S. national security policy and strategy. This publication takes into consideration the history of post-Cold War Russia and presents an argument about how to confront potential Russian aggression in the Baltic region, drawing on years of expertise analyzing the region and on the results of numerous wargames conducted by RAND. We articulate that argument by answering a series of questions.
Shlapak, David A., The Russian Challenge. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2018. https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE250.html.
Shlapak, David A., The Russian Challenge, RAND Corporation, PE-250-A, June 2018. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PE250.html