Mr. Kofman is a Russia analyst with the Center for Naval Analyses in Washington.

Articles by Michael Kofman

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Ice(breakers) Ahead!

By Scott Truver and Michael Kofman
July 2020
After some two decades of visions, strategies, and plans outlining a need for heavy and medium icebreakers, the Coast Guard finally has launched the Polar Security Cutter project.

Russia's Fifth-Generation Sub Looms

By Michael Kofman
October 2017
Like the Soviet Navy before it, the Russian Navy’s true power lies in its submarine force. Although recovering from a prolonged period of limited investment and confined activity, the various ...
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

By Norman Polmar and Michael Kofman
January 2017
The surface combatants in today’s Russian Navy are an eclectic mix of mostly Soviet-era designs built in the 1980s and early 1990s—from guided-missile cruisers to a host of small missile ...