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Dr. Andrew Monaghan

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ANDREW MONAGHAN is a Senior Research Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, where his work is supported by the Gerda Henkel Foundation. Dr. Monaghan is also a Visiting Fellow at the Changing Character of War Programme at Pembroke College, Oxford.

Additionally, he is the founder and director of the Russia Research Network, an independent organization for the generation of information and expertise on Russian politics, security, and economic issues based in London.

Until late-2012, he led Russian-related research in the Research Division of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defense College (NDC) in Rome. In this role, he was also the NDC’s senior researcher on energy security matters. He has also been an academic visitor at St. Antony’s College, Oxford (2013-2015), and a senior research associate at the Advanced Research and Assessment Group (ARAG), part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (2005-2009). He has also served as an expert witness to several parliamentary committees including: the UK’s National Security Strategy Committee; the House of Commons Defence and Foreign Affairs Select Committees; and NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly.

He is widely published and is the author of: The New Politics of Russia—Interpreting Change, published by Manchester University Press in 2016; and The Elements of Impact. Making Your Point in Public Speaking and Writing, published by the Conflict Studies Research Centre in 2015.

He received his Ph.D. in Russian foreign policy (Russian perspectives of Russia-European Union security relations) from the Department of War Studies, King’s College, where he also obtained an M.A. in war studies, graduating with the Simon O’Dwyer Russell Prize for academic distinction.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Andrew Monaghan

  • Preparing for War? Moscow Facing an Arc of Crisis

    December 21, 2016

    Authored by Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    The Russian state is mobilizing. The top leadership is moving the country onto a war footing in order to address what Moscow sees as an arc of crisis around Russia.

  • Strategic Implications of the Evolving Shanghai Cooperation Organization

    August 06, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Henry Plater-Zyberk, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has the potential to obstruct U.S. policy aims in Central Asia, but also to facilitate them. However, both of these potentials are imperfectly understood. This monograph explains the SCO, and its real implications for U.S. policy toward both Central Asia and the SCO’s dominant partners, Russia and China.

  • European Missile Defense and Russia

    July 17, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Keir Giles, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    Strong Russian opposition to U.S. plans for ballistic missile defense (BMD) in Europe is likely to intensify further through 2015-16 as Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach is implemented. This monograph examines a number of fundamental reasons—some valid, some spurious—why Russia is alarmed at U.S. BMD plans, and provides recommendations for managing the missile defense dialogue with Russia in the future in order to mitigate potentially damaging responses.

  • Russian Military Transformation - Goal In Sight?

    May 05, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Keir Giles, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    This Letort Paper assesses the range of options available to Russia for closing the capability gap with the United States and its allies, the authors review a flawed political perception of the key threats facing Russia and the challenges facing Russia’s military transformation.

  • Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View

    March 11, 2014

    Authored by Mr. Keir Giles, Dr. Andrew Monaghan.
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    The United States and its allies are in general agreement on the legal status of conflict in cyberspace. But other key cyber actors have radically different ideas on key concepts of cyber warfare, including when a state of war exists. This paper explores the Russian approach to legal constraints governing actions in cyberspace, in order to assist in formulating an effective response to Russian cyber initiatives.