Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine offers an in-depth look at the state of the military in both Russia and Ukraine, as well as the history, political circumstances and events leading to the annexation of Crimea and outbreak of conflict in eastern Ukraine.
" 'Shooting Star' is an exhaustive study of the Chinese defence industry and the arms trade. The fact that this is something of a niche subject may be the reason why the English title of the original Russian publication 'The Defence Industry and the Arms Trade of the People’s Republic of China' has been enhanced. The book was written by three experts at the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), a highly respectable Moscow based think-tank. The authors combine their knowledge of China, armaments and international relations to powerful effect, producing an in-depth, unemotional study, packed with useful information and statistics.
This collection of essays analyses the ongoing radical reform of the Russian armed forces and their transition to the “New Look” model, which was launched in 2008.
The publication of this collection of essays coincides with the second anniversary of the armed conflict between Russia and Georgia on August 8-12, 2009.
Brothers Armed: Military Aspects of the Crisis in Ukraine is the latest book from the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies, a Moscow-based think tank focused on military and security issues. Presenting a collection of essays by leading Russian and Ukrainian military, security and political analysts, Brothers Armed charts the history of military reform and progress in Ukraine and Russia from the collapse of the Soviet Union to the 2014 annexation of Crimea.