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Silicon Lifeline: Western Electronics at the Heart of Russia's War Machine

Date & Time

Thursday
Jan. 26, 2023
11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor Flom Auditorium, Woodrow Wilson Center
and Online

Overview

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has not gone to plan. Launched in the expectation of a surgical occupation of Ukrainian cities, it has become a grinding attritional struggle that is rapidly degrading the Russian military. This report, which contains an examination of the components and functioning of 27 of Russia’s most modern military systems—including cruise missiles, communications systems and electronic warfare complexes—concludes that the degradation in Russian military capability could be made permanent if appropriate policies are implemented.

Join us on Thursday, January 26th, for a conversation with RUSI experts James Byrne, Gary Somerville, and Dr. Jack Watling (Wilson Center Global Fellow) at the Wilson Center on the findings detailed in their Silicon Lifeline report.


Hosted By

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Science and Technology Innovation Program (STIP) brings foresight to the frontier. Our experts explore emerging technologies through vital conversations, making science policy accessible to everyone.  Read more

Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition

The Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition works to shape conversations and inspire meaningful action on strengthening the technological, economic and infrastructure underpinnings required for America and its allies to deter aggression and secure a global rules-based order.  Read more

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