Geopolitics Decanted by Silverado

How effective is the Russian military: Analysis of the war in Ukraine (May 15, 2022)

Episode Summary

May 15, 2022: Dmitri Alperovitch talks with Michael Kofman (Research Program Director in the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analysis) and Dara Massicot (Senior Policy Researcher at the RAND Corporation and formerly an analyst on Russian military capabilities at the US Department of Defense) about the new developments in the war in Ukraine on Twitter Spaces. In-depth analysis of why the Russian military has performed so poorly at each stage of the conflict, botched river crossings in Donbas, possibility of annexation of Kherson and other parts of occupied Ukrainian territories and implications of such action on the possible employment of nuclear weapons in this conflict.

Episode Notes

Follow the speakers on Twitter: @DAlperovitch , @KofmanMichael and @MassDara