Revisiting RAND's Russia Wargames After the Invasion of Ukraine: Summary and Implications
21 November 2023
This report summarizes the conclusions of RAND discussions that reexamined tabletop exercises and analysis from the past eight years. This review assisted in understanding the nature of and reasons for the differences between the wargames and the actual patterns of warfare noted during the start of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The authors identify implications for future wargaming of potential conflicts involving major powers.