Michael Kofman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in CNAS’ Transatlantic Security Program. He also serves as a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Naval Analyses’ Russia Studies Program, and a Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington, D.C. His research focuses on the Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in the Russian armed forces, military thought, capabilities, and strategy. Previously, he served at National Defense University as a research fellow, and subject matter expert, advising senior military and government officials on issues in Russia and Eurasia. Mr. Kofman is also a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks, where he regularly authors articles on strategy, the Russian military, Russian decision-making, and related foreign policy issues. He runs a personal blog on the Russian military at Russian Military Analysis.