CEPA STRATCOM PROGRAM
THE ROAD TO ZAPAD 2017
03 November 2016

Land Warfare in Europe

Lessons and recommendations from the war in Ukraine

Since its eruption in 2014, the war for Ukraine has provided Russia with a proving ground for new strategies, tactics and capabilities. Russian planners are learning from recent conflicts, making the 21st-century European battlespace a more dangerous one for states that under-invest in territorial defense.


What trends are emerging from the fighting in Ukraine; how might this impact planning and preparedness inside NATO; and what's to be done about it?


Since defense preparations can take years to complete, decisions made today will determine how NATO armies respond to an unwanted crisis tomorrow. CEPA’s latest Intelligence Brief, Land Warfare in Europe: Lessons and Recommendations from the War in Ukraine, considers how to best achieve this.


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