Yuval Weber, PhD, is a Subject-Matter Expert on Russian Military and Political Strategy at the Brute Krulak Center for Innovation and Future Warfare at Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA. He also serves Research Assistant Professor at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington, DC. Dr. Weber has also taught or researched at the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Harvard University, and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia. He is currently working on two projects, one sponsored by the Minerva Research Initiative at the Department of Defense that develops a tool to measure great power influence in international affairs to chart the course and conduct of great power competition, and a second that examines the tension between demands of economic modernization and the security state in Russian political economy. The latter manuscript is scheduled for publication in 2022 by Agenda Publishing and Columbia University Press.