Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty

The Russian S-400 anti-aircraft system, pictured in 2017.. Source: Соколрус, via Wikimedia

The vicissitudes of Russian missile defense

The Russian vision of ballistic missile defense has reflected the specifics of the Russian/Soviet political system and decision-making mechanisms, and it is entangled with Moscow’s peculiar perceptions of external military threats, nuclear deterrence, and conventional warfighting. In this article, the author attempts to answer three basic questions about that vision: What is Russia’s long-term aim … Continued