Last Updated: June 17
For Part One (general federal documents sources), click here.
The following is a select list of sources on the Russian armed forces and the military situation in eastern Europe since 2014. The focus is on material produced by the US federal government, though useful non-government and international resources are also provided.
1. Congressional Publications on the Russian Military (2014-present)
Russian Influence and Unconventional Warfare Operations in the “Gray Zone”: Lessons from Ukraine: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session. March 29, 2017.
2. Executive Branch Publications on the Russian Military (2014-present)
Anderson, R. Reed et al. Strategic Landpower and a Resurgent Russia: An Operational Approach to Deterrence: A U.S. Army War College Integrated Research Project in Support of: U.S. European Command and U.S. Army Europe. Carlisle Barracks, PA : Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2016.
Beehner, Lionel et al. Analyzing the Russian Way of War: Evidence from the 2008 Conflict with Georgia. West Point, NY: Modern War Institute at West Point, 2018.
Blank, Stephen J., editor. The Russian Military in Contemporary Perspective. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2019.
Chambers, John. Countering Gray-Zone Hybrid Threats: An Analysis of Russia’s ’New Generation Warfare’ and Implications for the US Army. West Point, NY: Modern War Institute at West Point, 2016.
Cohen, Ariel and Ivan Benovic. The Hour of Truth: The Conflict in Ukraine— Implications for Europe’s Energy Security and the Lessons for the U.S. Army. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2015.
Deni, John R., editor. Current Russia Military Affairs: Assessing and Countering Russian Strategy, Operational Planning, and Modernization. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College and Strategic Studies Institute, 2018.
Grau, Lester A., and Charles K. Bartles. The Russian Way of War: Force Structure, Tactics and Modernization of the Russian Ground Forces. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), 2016.
“Little Green Men”: A Primer on Modern Russian Unconventional Warfare, Ukraine 2013-2014. Fort Bragg, NC: United States Army Special Operations Command, 2015.
McCarthy, Michael C., Matthew A. Moyer and Brett H. Venable. Deterring Russia in the Gray Zone. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2019.
Project 1704: A U.S. Army War College Analysis of Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe, an Appropriate U.S. Response, and the Implications for U.S. Landpower. Carlisle Barracks, PA: U.S. Army War College, 2015.
Project 1721: A U.S. Army War College Assessment on Russian Strategy in Eastern Europe and Recommendations on How to Leverage Landpower to Maintain the Peace. Carlisle Barracks, PA: Strategic Studies Institute and U.S. Army War College Press, 2017.
Russia Military Power: Building a Military to Support Great Power Aspirations. Washington, DC: Defense Intelligence Agency, 2017. (Also: Joyner Docs Stacks: D 5.202:R 92)
Slater, Matthew R., Michael Purcell and Andrew M. Del Gaudio, editors. Considering Russia: Emergence of a Near Peer Competitor. Quantico, VA: Marine Corps University, Marine Corps University Press, 2017.
Thomas, Timothy L. Russia Military Strategy: Impacting 21st Century Reform and Geopolitics. Fort Leavenworth, KS: Foreign Military Studies Office (FMSO), 2015.
Thomas, Timothy L. Russian Military Thought: Concepts and Elements. McLean, VA: MITRE, 2019.
3. Federal Sources for Further Military Analysis
Army University Press (AUP): Online books and other AUP publications, including full-text of the journal Military Review.
Congressional Research Service Reports: Russia. Library of Congress.
Foreign Military Studies Office: Online monographs and other studies focused on foreign militaries, especially those of Russia and China.
Modern War Institute at West Point: Features research reports, commentary and analysis, and several podcasts.
US Army War College Press: Includes freely available online monographs, analyses, and the Army journal Parameters.
4. Non-Federal Sources for Russia/Ukraine Military and Strategic Analysis
Mrachek, Alexis. “Russia,” in Assessing Threats to U.S. Vital Interests. Heritage Foundation, October 20, 2021.
5. International Sources for Russia/Ukraine Military and Strategic Analysis