Weekly NATO-Russia Situation Report

As a reflection of the country’s shrinking GDP and prioritization of domestic plans, an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin said that defense spending will be cut. Ostensibly, the aide told Russian media, the cuts are no big deal because the Russian government has “passed the peak of saturating our defense forces with new types [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.