EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: One of the cyclical patterns of Russian history is the country’s perpetual quest for military modernization. This quest was pursued by the Romanovs and the Soviets and continues in modern-day Russia. Military spending is always prioritized over essential economic and social reforms, hampering the country’s competitiveness on the world stage and paving the way for its weakening and eventual disintegration.
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Improved Capabilities and Future Challenges
By Jeff Edmonds & Samuel Bendett, Strategy Bridge: As the United States gears up for a new arms race and great power competition with Russia and China, the key to success will be be innovation. But after decades of wars and military intervention that have yielded little progress, tech companies are reluctant to work with Washington or the Pentagon."