18 February 2010
The Russian Federation's Military Doctrine
In its Military Doctrine, approved on 5 February 2010, Russia points to the USA and NATO as its potential enemies. It states that it is opposed to further enlargement of NATO and globalization of its functions but at the same time it says that it is ready to cooperate provided that NATO has regard for Russian interests. Considering the poor state of its conventional forces, nuclear weapons remain the main tool for its defense policy and deterrent against aggression towards Russia.
© 2010 Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Sławomir Dębski, Łukasz Adamski, Mateusz Gniazdowski, Beata Górka-Winter, Leszek Jesień, Agnieszka Kondek (Executive Editor), Łukasz Kulesa, Marek Madej, Ernest Wyciszkiewicz