On September 6, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Margarita Konaev published an article in Foreign Affairs on the lessons Russia has learned from its invasion of Ukraine.

But as battered and inefficient as it is, Russia’s military is still capable of learning and adapting. This process has been slow, painful, expensive, and cumbersome—but it is happening, and it is showing results.

Margarita Konaev

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