Moscow Defense Brief

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Moscow Defense Brief  
2009 cover photo.jpg
Discipline Defense industry
Language English
Publication details
Publication history
2004 to present
Frequency bimonthly

Moscow Defense Brief is a bimonthly English-language defense magazine published by Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), an independent defense think-tank.[1]


According to its publisher, the principal aim of the magazine is to present Russian perspectives on security and defense issues to readers beyond Russia's borders.[2]

Moscow Defense Brief serves as a comprehensive and reliable source of public information and unbiased analysis on all aspects of Russia's policy and activities in the security and defense spheres. The journal is an important resource for foreign governments, policy makers, industrialists, political and economic experts, and researchers interested in Russian and/or CIS affairs. The content of Moscow Defense Brief is provided by CAST staff in cooperation with affiliated experts and journalists from Russia and other CIS countries.[2]

The magazine was launched in 2004, and its reports have since been regularly cited by news sources such as RIA Novosti, the Wall Street Journal,[3][4] and the BBC News.[5]

The current editor-in-chief of Moscow Defense Brief is Mikhail Barabanov.[4]

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  1. ^ New Defense Journal Moscow Times 2004-06-22
  2. ^ a b Moscow Defense Brief
  3. ^ Moscow Will Boost Defense Spending to $50 Billion The Wall Street Journal 2008-11-28
  4. ^ a b "Only 8 Russian strategic submarines are combat-ready - analyst". RIA Novosti. 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  5. ^ Russia "shot down its own planes" BBC News 2009-07-09

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