Defense analyst & columnist, Novaya Gazeta
Dr Pavel E. Felgenhauer is a Moscow-based defense analyst and columnist for Novaya Gazeta and a Jamestown Foundation (Washington, DC) Non-Resident Senior Fellow.
Before he joined the staff of Novaya Gazeta In July 2006, Dr Felgenhauer had been working as an independent defense analyst for more than six years. Today he continues to provide regular comments on Russia’s defense-related problems to many local and international media organizations. Since 2006 Dr Felgenhauer is also a weekly contributor to the Jamestown Foundation’s publication Eurasia Daily Monitor (www.jamestown.org).
Dr Felgenhauer has a long career publishing articles on topics dealing with Russian foreign and defense policies, military doctrine, arms trade, and the military-industrial complex. From 1991 to 1993 he was associated with the Nezavisimaya Gazeta (“Independent Newspaper”), Moscow, as Defense Analyst and Defense Correspondent. From 1993 until 1999 Dr Felgenhauer was member of the editorial board and Chief Defense Correspondent of the Moscow daily Segodnya (“Today”). He published a regular column on defense in the English language local daily “The Moscow Times” (1994-2005).
Dr Felgenhauer graduated from Moscow State University, served as researcher and senior research officer in the Soviet Academy of Sciences, Moscow, and received his Ph.D. from the Soviet Academy of Sciences in 1988.
Since the beginning of 2019 Russia has embraced a more aggressive rhetoric towards NATO, the European Union, and Western leaders. The Kremlin communicates its narratives both to domestic audiences via state-controlled media, and to international audiences via Kremlin-backed outlets like RT and Sputnik. The West is presented as weak and vulnerable in the face of Russian hybrid threats (from warfighting to cyber aggressions), while at the same time Russia is being framed as a victim of such attacks from the ‘agrressive West’. In this discussion we will analyse what steps should be taken to set us on a desirable path in terms of cyber and digital security policy.