Analysis of the signals and assumptions embedded in Russia’s adjusted security doctrines
Center for Security Studies ETH Zurich
Senior Research Fellow at the Institute Katri Pynnöniemi has written an article that was published on October 12th in Russian Analytical Digest (nr. 173). Dr. Pynnöniemi analyses the Russian security doctrines in her article.
Russia has launched a process of updating some of its key national security documents. The updated military doctrine was approved in December 2014, followed by a new maritime doctrine a half-year later. The revision of the two doctrines has been explained in Russia with reference to the changing security situation and improvements in Russia’s military capability. An analysis of the two documents reveals a diverging mix of signals and assumptions and perhaps most importantly, an emergence of a distinctive vocabulary that reflects Russia’s current ambitions in world politics.