Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center
Russian strategic thought
Russian armed forces
Russian political-strategic culture
Russian political-military elites
Dimitri Minic is a research fellow at the Ifri's Russia/Eurasia Center. He holds a doctorate in History of International Relations from Sorbonne University (2021) and is the author of Russian Strategic Thought and Culture: From the Bypassing of Armed Struggle to the War in Ukraine (Paris, Maison des sciences de l'homme, April 2023), based on his thesis and for which he received the Albert Thibaudet Prize. His research focuses on Russian strategic thinking, the Russian military, and Russian hybrid and high-intensity capabilities. He also works on the strategic culture of Russian political-military elites and the threats' perceptions.
Vladimir Putin is not a military strategist, and the decision to shift Russian forces from around Kyiv to the southeast in order to be in a position to defeat the Ukrainian army rather than go all out to achieve regime change now in Ukraine shows that, Dmitri Minic<...>