Sergey Sukhankin

Sergey Sukhankin is a fellow at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC, and an associate expert at the International Center for Policy Studies in Kyiv, Ukraine. He received his PhD (Cum Laude) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. His thesis was awarded a special prize, an “Extraordinary Thesis Award” (2019). His areas of scientific interest primarily concern socioeconomic developments in the Baltic Sea region, Russian information and cyber security, A2/AD concept and its interpretation in Russia, and the development of Russian private military companies as an instrument of “power economics.”

Is Turkey About to Become a Drone Superpower?

May 05, 2020

Wars and armed conflicts change the course of history and drive technological progress. This is particularly true when it comes to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their combat use. Following 9/11 and Washington’s declaration of war on international terrorism, reliance on UAVs for intelligence gathering and reconnaissance...

Mercenaries in the Desert: The Kremlin’s Libya Game

October 16, 2019

Since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, Libya has been consumed by a destructive domestic struggle for power aggravated by the involvement of major external players. By 2014-16, two main centers of power emerged. The so-called “western bloc,” nominally led by Fayez al-Sarraj, rests on the authority of the...