Shaping up defence

­James Brooke – Russia/CIS Bureau Chief, Voice of America
Fyodor Lukyanov – Editor-in-Chief, Russia in Global Affairs Magazine

The concept of modern warfare has changed a lot during the last few decades. There’s no more evident superpower’s face-off, and the biggest threats are terrorism and extremism, rather than hostile neighbors. And the Russian army has a big job ahead to adapt to the new circumstances.
Prime minister and presidential hopeful Vladimir Putin expressed his opinion on how this job has to be done in another article, seen by many as his electoral manifesto.
We’ll discuss Putin’s proposals with journalists Fyodor Lukyanov and James Brooke.