FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 2 (2016)   

Threat perception affects operational doctrines:
Russia’s new national security ­strategy does not provide much hope for cooperation

Published 27.1.2016

Katri Pynnöniemi & András Rácz
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs

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Russia’s new security strategy can be read as an overview of the Russian leadership’s world view. The new document puts more emphasis on threats and problems than its predecessor, subsuming national security within the protection
of broadly and vaguely defined national interests.