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CSRC aims to continue the tradition of our predecessor in providing timely and cogent OSINT analysis to better inform decision-makers in both government and business. This includes publishing open-access documents both directly and through a number of government and academic institutions in the UK and abroad. Links to download freely-distributable publications (including co-authored with associates from other institutions) and to order or subscribe to commercial editions are available below.

 

  • "Silent Battle" Goes Loud: Entering a New Era of State-Avowed Cyber Conflict | Keir Giles and Kim Hartmann Access Article
    CCDCOE, June 2019

  • Dealing with the Russians | Andrew Monaghan Book Information
    Polity, April 2019

  • Did the Russian General Staff experiment with free play during Vostok-2018? | Mathieu Boulègue Access Here
    Defense & Security Analysis, January 2019

  • Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West | Keir Giles Purchase (Amazon.com) | Purchase (Amazon UK)
    Brookings, January 2019

  • In Sea of Azov, Russia Again Tests Its Strength | Mathieu Boulègue View Here
    Chatham House, November 2018

  • Civil Society Under Russia’s Threat: Building Resilience in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova | Mathieu Boulègue and Orysia Lutsevych Access Article
    Chatham House, November 2018

  • Russian Reflexive Control | Keir Giles, Anthony Seaboyer and James Sherr Access Article
    Defence Research and Development Canada, Oct 2018

  • Silent Partners: Organized Crime, Irregular Groups, and Nation-States | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, October 2018

  • Maintaining Information Dominance in Complex Environments | John Ardis and Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, October 2018

  • Exit Strategy: Rule of Law and the U.S. Army | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 2018

  • Russia’s Vostok Exercises Were Both Serious Planning and a Show | Mathieu Boulègue Access Article
    Chatham House, September 2018

  • Russia's Shifting Defense Establishment | Mathieu Boulègue Access Article
    The National Interest, July 2018

  • NATO Needs a Strategy for Countering Russia in the Arctic and the Black Sea | Mathieu Boulègue Access Article
    Chatham House, June 2018

  • Net neutrality in the context of cyber warfare | Kim Hartmann and Keir Giles Access Article
    NATO CCDCOE, June 2018

  • Russia’s New State Armament Programme: Implications for the Russian Armed Forces and Military Capabilities to 2027 | Mathieu Boulègue and Richard Connolly Access Article
    Chatham House, May 2018

  • Alternative Media Ecosystem as a Fifth-Generation Warfare Supra-Combination | Andreas Turunen Access Article
    Springer , May 2018

  • Russia's Africa Focus Will Only Be Partial | Jaroslava Barbieri and Stanislav Pritchin Access Article
    Oxford Analytica, March 2018

  • Russia hit multiple targets with Zapad-2017 | Keir Giles Download Here
    Carnegie Endowment, January 2018

  • Power in Modern Russia | Andrew Monaghan Book Information
    Manchester University Press, October 2017

  • The Russia-NATO Relationship Between a Rock and a Hard Place: How the ‘Defensive Inferiority Syndrome’ Is Increasing the Potential for Error | Mathieu Boulègue Access Article
    The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, July 2017

  • Shifting the Core: How emergent technology transforms information security challenges | Kim Hartmann and Keir Giles Access Article
    Datenschutz und Datensicherheit, July 2017

  • Security, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement | Shima Keene Access Article
    Journal of Financial Crime, Vol. 24 Issue: 3, pp.390-392,, June 2017

  • Corruption, Legitimacy, and Stability: Implications for the U.S. Army | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, June 2017

  • The Turning Point For Russian Foreign Policy | Keir Giles Download Here
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, May 2017

  • Assessing Russia's reorganised and rearmed military | Keir Giles Download Here
    Carnegie Endowment, May 2017

  • Belarus's balancing act continues: Minsk fends off the 'Ukraine option' again | Keir Giles Download Here
    Bundesakademie für Sicherheitspolitik, April 2017

  • The Elements of Impact: Making Your Point in Public Speaking and Writing | Andrew Monaghan Purchase Here
    CSRC, January 2017

  • Prospects for the rule of law in cyberspace | Keir Giles Download Here
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, January 2017

  • Handbook of Russian information warfare | Keir Giles Access Article
    NATO Defence College, November 2016

  • Endless Brexit. How Britain’s New Status Will Affect Ukraine | Jaroslava Barbieri Access Article
    Ukrayinska Pravda, September 2016

  • The New Politics of Russia | Andrew Monaghan Book Information
    Manchester University Press, July 2016

  • UAV exploitation: A new domain for cyber power | Kim Hartmann and Keir Giles Access Article
    NATO CCDCOE, May 2016

  • Russian high seas brinkmanship echoes Cold War | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, April 2016

  • New Agreement With Belarus Could Extend Russia's Reach Into Europe | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, April 2016

  • Senior-Level US Visit Highlights Dilemma for Belarus | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, March 2016

  • What Russia Learns From the Syria Ceasefire: Military Action Works | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, March 2016

  • Russia's 'New' Tools for Confronting the West: Continuity and Innovation in Moscow's Exercise of Power | Keir Giles Download Here
    Chatham House, March 2016

  • Lethal and Legal? The Ethics of Drone Strikes | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, December 2015

  • Russia and its Neighbours: old attitudes, new capabilities | Keir Giles Download Here
    NATO CCDCOE, December 2015

  • Is Hybrid Warfare Really New?  | Keir Giles Access Article
    Nato Defence College, December 2015

  • Organised Economic Crime, Part II: The Enterprise of Crime, Research Handbook on International Financial Crime | Shima Keene Access Article
    Edward Elgar Publishing, November 2015

  • Few will believe Russia’s ‘proof’ that its jet never left Syrian airspace | Keir Giles Access Article
    The Guardian, November 2015

  • The Next Phase Of Russian Information Warfare | Keir Giles Access Article
    NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence, November 2015

  • Training humans for the human domain | Steve Tatham and Keir Giles Download Here
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, November 2015

  • Russia and the West: The Longer View | Keir Giles Download Here
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, October 2015

  • Military transformation in Russia | Keir Giles Access Article
    Routledge, October 2015

  • Cyber Defense: An International View | Kim Hartmann and Keir Giles Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, September 2015

  • Putin's troll factories: How Moscow controls access to western media | Keir Giles Access Article
    The World Today, Chatham House, July 2015

  • The Russian Challenge | Keir Giles, Philip Hanson, Roderic Lyne, James Nixey, James Sherr, Andrew Wood Download Here
    Chatham House, June 2015

  • Russian Ballistic Missile Defense: Rhetoric and Reality | Keir Giles Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, June 2015

  • A Russian View on Landpower | Keir Giles and Major General Aleksandr V. Rogovoy Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, April 2015

  • Prospects for Iran's New Direction | Keir Giles Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, February 2015

  • Russia’s Hybrid Warfare: A Success in Propaganda | Keir Giles Access Article
    Federal Academy for Security Policy, Berlin, February 2015

  • Ukraine Test Bed for Russia's New Army | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, February 2015

  • The Effective Use of Reserve Personnel in the U.S. Military: Lessons from the United Kingdom Reserve Model | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, January 2015

  • A New Phase in Russian Military Transformation | Keir Giles Access Article
    Routledge, January 2015

  • Breaking the Nordic Defence Deadlock | Pekka Holopainen and Stefan Forss Purchase Here
    CSRC, January 2015

  • Operationalizing Counter Threat Finance Strategies | Shima Keene Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, December 2014

  • A Russian View of Land Power | Major General Aleksandr V. Rogovoy and Keir Giles Purchase Here
    CSRC, December 2014

  • Can Russia switch off the net? | Keir Giles Access Article
    The World Today, Chatham House, October 2014

  • Ukraine and Estonia are on the Front Line of a New Division in Europe | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, September 2014

  • Ukraine: Vladimir Putin's military action reveals a wider plan | Keir Giles Access Article
    BBC, August 2014

  • European Missile Defense and Russia | Keir Giles and Andrew Monaghan Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, July 2014

  • Tales from Two Cities: Moscow and Washington on Flight MH17 | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, July 2014

  • MH17: A Tragedy of Errors? | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, July 2014

  • Socio-political effects of Active Cyber Defence measures | Kim Hartmann and Keir Giles Download Here
    NATO CCDCOE, June 2014

  • Instability, Profitability, and Behavioural Change in Complex Environments | Andrew Mackay, Steve Tatham and Jim Derleth Access Article
    CSRC, June 2014

  • Russian Military Transformation - Goal in Sight | Keir Giles Download Here
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, May 2014

  • Putin Celebrates Victory | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, May 2014

  • How to rein in Russia? Staring down a grizzly Russia | Keir Giles Access Article
    The World Today, Chatham House, April 2014

  • Legitimizatsiya onlayn-slezhki i monitoringa [????????????? ??????-?????? ? ???????????] | Keir Giles Access Article
    Moscow State University, April 2014

  • Russia: Sanctions Are Important, But Strategy Is Vital | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, March 2014

  • Russia Will Take Whatever It Can | Keir Giles Access Article
    Chatham House, March 2014

  • A new phase in Russian military transformation | Keir Giles Access Article
    The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, March 2014

  • Legality in Cyberspace: An Adversary View | Keir Giles and Andrew Monaghan Access Article
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, March 2014

  • Internet Use and Cyber Security in Russia | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Russian Analytical Digest, August 2013

  • Real-life options for military energy self-sufficiency | Zuzana Mjartanová Download PDF
    Energy Security Forum (Journal of NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence), July 2013

  • Russian Interests in Sub-Saharan Africa | Keir Giles Download PDF
    US Army War College Letort Paper, July 2013

  • Divided by a Common Language: Cyber Definitions in Chinese, Russian and English | Keir Giles with William Hagestad Download PDF
    Published through NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), June 2012

  • The Future of the Arab Gulf Monarchies in the Age of Uncertainties | Mohammed El-Katiri Download PDF
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, June 2013

  • Russia and Cyber Security | Keir Giles Access Abstract
    Nação e Defesa (Journal of Portuguese National Defence Institute), November 2012

  • Still writing the online rulebook | Keir Giles View Article
    The World Today, October 2012

  • State-Building Challenges in a Post-Revolution Libya | Mohammed El-Katiri Access Download Link
    US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, October 2012

  • The Institutionalisation of Religious Affairs: Religious Reform in Morocco | Mohammed El-Katiri Access Download Link
    Journal of North African Studies, August 2012

  • Threat Finance: Disconnecting the Lifeline of Terrorism and Organised Crime | Shima Keene Download PDF Flyer with Discount Code
    July 2012

  • Russia's Public Stance on Cyberspace Issues | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Published through NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), June 2012

  • Articles by Shima Keene in the Journal of Money Laundering Control:
    Countering Economic Crime in the 21st Century | Vol. 15 No 2, 2012 Abstract here
    Emerging Threats: Financial Crime in the Virtual World | Vol. 15 No 1, 2012 Abstract here
    Terrorism and the internet: a double-edged sword | Vol. 14 No 4, 2011 Abstract here

  • Russia's "Draft Convention on International Information Security" | April 2012 Download PDF
    A joint publication between CSRC and the Institute of Information Security Issues, Moscow State University

  • Islamist Spring in Morocco | Dr Mohammed El-Katiri Download PDF
    Published through Centro de Estudios y Documentacion Internacionales de Barcelona (CIDOB), March 2012

  • Who Gives the Orders in the New Russian Military? | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Published through NATO Defense College, March 2012

  • Hawala and Related Informal Value Transfer Systems: An assessment in the context of organised crime and terrorist finance | Shima Keene Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy

  • The Gulf Cooperation Council Enlargement: Geopolitics Reconsidered | Dr Mohammed El-Katiri Download PDF
    Published through Centro de Estudios y Documentacion Internacionales de Barcelona (CIDOB), June 2011

  • Cyber Probing: The Politicisation of Virtual Attack | Alex Michael Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy Research and Assessment Branch, September 2010

  • The State of the NATO-Russia Reset | September 2011 Limited preview here
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  • Moscow Defense Brief | Subscriptions available through CSRC Click here
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  • Potential Challenges to Public Order and Social Stability in the Russian Federation | A CSRC Review Download PDF
    August 2011

  • "Information Troops" - a Russian Cyber Command? | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Published through NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE)

  • Understanding the Georgia Conflict, Two Years On - Part 2 | Keir Giles Available for download here
    Reviews and Commentaries Part 2: Making Sense in the West
    Published through NATO Defense College

  • Understanding the Georgia Conflict, Two Years On - Part 1 | Keir Giles Available for download here
    Reviews and Commentaries Part 1: "The Tanks of August"
    Published through NATO Defense College

  • Sonatrach: An International Giant in the Making | Dr Mohammed El-Katiri Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy Research and Assessment Branch

  • The Military Doctrine of the Russian Federation 2010 | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Published through NATO Defense College

  • Asymmetric Financial Warfare: A New Strategy in the Fight against Terrorism | Shima Keene
    Institute for Statecraft and Governance

  • Jacob Zuma - The Man of the Moment or the Man for the Moment? | Alex Michael & James Montagu Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy Research and Assessment Branch

  • Russia's National Security Strategy to 2020 | Keir Giles Download PDF
    Published through NATO Defense College

  • Provocation, Deception, Entrapment - The Russo-Georgian Five Day War | C W Blandy Download PDF
    Published through Advanced Research and Assessment Group

  • Waking the Neighbour - Finland, NATO and Russia | Keir Giles & Susanna Eskola Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy Research and Assessment Branch

  • Qatar - A Little Local Difficulty | Dr Mohammed El-Katiri & Cdr Steve Tatham RN Download PDF
    Published through UK Defence Academy Research and Assessment Branch