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Russian State Mobilization: Moving the Country onto a War Footing

3 June 2016 - 10:00 to 11:30

Chatham House, London


Andrew Monaghan, Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Progamme, Chatham House



The term mobilizatsiya – ‘mobilization’ – features increasingly prominently in the Russian policy discussion. It describes a coordinated attempt on the part of the state to address an array of evolving security threats – in both narrow and broad senses – to Russia. In part, this reflects a widespread debate about the looming possibility, perhaps even inevitability, of war. Andrew Monaghan will discuss the effort the Russian authorities are making to organize their resources to meet what they see as an increasingly unstable international environment. He will offer introductory remarks for approximately 15 minutes, followed by an hour for questions and discussion. This event will be held on the record and it will mark the launch of Dr Monaghan’s paper 'Russian State Mobilization: Moving the Country on to a War Footing'. 
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.