January 12, 2016

Russia's Evolving Nuclear Doctrine and its Implications

By Elbridge Colby

In this report, Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow Elbridge Colby provides a baseline of Russian thinking on how Moscow sees its options for nuclear employment. Mr. Colby argues that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization should not be "caught unaware by Russian emphasis on, let alone resort to, employing its nuclear weapons in the event of a conflict with NATO.

  • Elbridge Colby

    Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow

    Elbridge Colby is the Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), where he focuses on issues relating to defense strategy, deterrence, nucl...