Russia Maritime Studies Institute

The last decade has seen the reemergence of Russia from its post-Cold War malaise. In this environment, it is vital that the U.S. and its partners develop a clear understanding of the strategic and operational factors that shape Russia’s approach to maritime issues and that drive Russian military and foreign policy decision making.

Director, Russia Maritime Studies Institute

About Russia Maritime Studies Institute

At sea, Russia is asserting itself in regions that it considers strategically vital, including the Black Sea, the Eastern Mediterranean, the Baltic Sea, and in the Arctic, while its improving nuclear missile submarine force once again presents the United States and NATO nations with a significant challenge. The mission of the Russia Maritime Studies Institute (RMSI) is to conduct research into these maritime issues on behalf of the U.S. Navy and NATO partners. In consultation with appropriate U.S. Navy elements such as U.S. Naval Forces Europe (NAVEUR); Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMPACFLT), 6th Fleet, 7th Fleet, and others, it develops and executes a broad research agenda and then disseminates finished research to Navy leadership and the fleet.

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Building upon this capability, location, and experience, RMSI continues seeking collaborative partnerships with government research centers, civilian academic institutions, and other organizations. Together, these collaborative efforts will continue to enable RMSI to conduct detailed research on Russia’s maritime development and inform senior level decisions.

Recent RMSI Research

Nuclear Stability with Russia and North Korea Workshop Write-Up

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The Fundamentals of the State Policy of the Russian Federation in the Field of Naval Operations

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Russian Maritime Doctrine

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Russian-Syrian Naval and Air Basing Agreements 2015 – 2020

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Foundations of the Russian Federation State Policy in the Arctic for the Period up to 2035

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