Published from 2004 to 2018 by the highly-regarded, Moscow-based, non-government think tank, the Centre for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST), Moscow Defense Brief was an an English-language journal and an important resource for researchers to gain insight into the inner workings of Russia’s military and defense industry. Moscow Defense Brief went beyond aggregation and commentary, delivering unique value as an independent Russian source of unbiased analysis on all aspects of Russia’s military policies and defense industry activities.
Regular issues of Moscow Defense Brief ceased in 2018 with one special issue published in 2019. This journal has been an important resource for foreign governments, policy makers, political and economic experts, defense industry stakeholders, and a wide range of researchers interested in Russian and/or CIS affairs.
The Moscow Defense Brief Digital Archive contains the complete run of the journal, from 2004 to 2018, with one special issue published in 2019. The archive offers scholars the most comprehensive collection available for this title, and features full page-level digitization, complete original graphics, and searchable text, and is cross-searchable with numerous other East View digital resources.