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  • Burns, Capt. Patrick, "Comparing the Military Posture of NATO Forces with that of Russian Forces in and around the Baltic Region," SOS AUAR, 2021, 7 pgs.
  • Cîrjău, Commander Adrian, Romanian Air Force, "Strategy and Military Transformation on NATO's Eastern Flank," AWC PSP, 2020, 24 pgs.
  • Cîrjău, Commander Adrian, Romanian Air Force, "Security Implications of the Russification Policy" , AWC elective paper, 2020, 10 pgs.
  • DeArco, Angelo, "Russian Hybrid Threats during the Libya Civil War: Lessons Learned and Their Applicability to a Baltic States Scenario," SOS AUAR paper, 2020, 9 pgs.
  • Dolan, Capt. Joseph A., "In their Words: Russian A2/AD Characteristics in the Baltics," SOS AUAR paper, 10 pgs.
  • Fineran, Col. Thaddeaus D. "Russian Military Reform after the 2008 Georgian War," AWC elective paper, 2019, 8 pgs.
  • Hays, Capt. Joseph M., "Escalation in the Baltics: An Overview of Russian Intent," SOS AUAR, 2020, 10 pgs.
  • Ince, Capt. Daniel, "The Russian Anti-Access/Area Denial Security Issue over Kaliningrad and the Baltics," SOS AUAR, 2021, 11 pgs.
  • Kane, Lt. Col. Jason, "US Basing Presence in Eastern Europe," AWC elective paper, 2019, 7 pgs.
  • Lagveen, Lt. Col. Wielko, "Russian Foreign Policy towards Its Near Abroad," ACSC elective paper, 2020, 11 pgs.
  • Magnusson, Niclas, "Russia and the Baltic," AWC elective paper, 2019, 12 pgs.
  • Mastalski, Capt. Michael, "Russia's Implementation of Hybrid Warfare: Estonia, Georgia, Crimea," SOS AUAR, 2021, 14 pgs.
  • Reinecke, Capt. Christopher, "The Kaliningrad Dilemma: A Nuclear Flashpoint," SOS AUAR, 2021, 11 pgs.
  • Tempia, Maj. Matthew, "Russia, NATO and Key Countries," ACSC elective paper, 2019, 12 pgs.
  • Theurer, Capt. William, "USAF intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Enterprise: Priority Efforts and Challenges in Support of a Baltic Crisis," SOS AUAR paper, 2020, 8 pgs.
  • Vidal, Lt. Col. Brus, "Understanding Key Base Politics Factors when Considering Potential Basing Locations: Lessons from the Kyrgyzstan Model" AWC elective paper, 10 pgs.
  • Watson, Capt. John D., "Russia's Recent Conquests and Long-Term Strategy in the Arctic," SOS AUAR, 2021, 16 pgs. (Published on Wild Blue Yonder, 2 July 2021) 


  • Bass, Maj. Jordan, "Crimea as a 'Shatterzone': Russia, the US and a Re-colonization Process" ACSC elective paper, 2020, 15 pgs.
  • Cîrjău, Commander Adrian, Romanian Air Force, "Basarabia," AWC elective paper, 2020, 12 pgs.
  • Harris, Bryan, "Influence and Identity: Russian Activity and Its Impacts in Ukraine," AWC elective paper, 2019, 9 pgs.
  • Peisker, Daniel, "Natural Gas as a Means of Coercion against Germany?: A Comparison with the Russian-Ukraine Gas Dispute," AWC elective paper, 2020, 17 pgs.
  • Peisker, Daniel, "The Russian-Ukraine Relationships in the Energy Sector: A Case of Failed Coercion?" AWC elective paper, 2020, 14 pgs.
  • Thomspon, Maj. Clayton, "Black Sea Basing: Deterring Russia's Ability to Influence the Region," ACSC elective paper, 2019, 10 pgs.
  • Wright, Lt. Col. Jason, "Chechnya," AWC elective paper, 2019, 11 pgs.