Business Insider quotes the Transatlantic Security Initiative’s Nicholas Varangis on Russia’s investment in a new aircraft carrier:

Either way, the introduction of a second aircraft carrier into the Russian navy will likely be a waste of resources for the country, Nicholas Varangis of the Atlantic Council argues.

As Varangis notes in a blog post, the overall cost of the supercarrier would be “astronomical” and would involve “reorientating a naval industry around producing a ship of significant size.”

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