Does Russia actually intend to undermine the strategic balance with new strategic weapons? A sober analysis

Dmitry Stefanovich

The tragic accident at the Nenoksa site (Northern Russia) earlier in August 2019 caused headlines worldwide. Unfortunately, technical terms and facts were not always researched thoroughly enough, criticizes IFSH Visiting Fellow and military expert Dmitry Stefanovich, as authors use different names for the new systems, conflicting accounts of their classification, origin, and capabilities. He notices that the debate about Russia's new military possibilities also lacks objectivity: what are those systems really capable of and what is the main driving force behind their development?
In a short presentation, Dmitry Stefanovich looks at the new Russian second-strike weapons from a sober scientific perspective, as well as some recommendations on how to prevent potentially dangerous misunderstandings. You can find his presentation here.