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Russian Strategy and the Impact of Non-Nuclear Technologies
What are the causes of change in Russian declaratory nuclear strategy? Based on its nuclear doctrines, Russia has shown significant variation in its use of nuclear weapons to enhance its national security. While this variation can be explained by structural IR theories, Kristin Ven Bruusgaard dives into other factors that explain Russia's nuclear strategy, including Russia's resources, capabilities, and the role of military and civilian actors.
Ven Bruusgaard is a Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow at CISAC, Stanford University, and a doctoral candidate at King’s College London. Her research focuses on Russian nuclear strategy and deterrence policy in the post-cold war era. Kristin is currently on leave from the Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies (IFS). She has previously been a senior security policy analyst in the Norwegian Armed Forces, a junior researcher at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and an intern at the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in Washington, D.C., and at NATO HQ. She holds an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University, and a BA from Warwick University. Her work has been published in Security Dialogue, U.S. Army War College Quarterly Parameters, Survival and War on the Rocks.