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Naval War College Unveils New Maritime Research Institute at Rhode Island Campus

The U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island has opened a new facility that will focus on studying Russia’s increasing role in the global maritime environment.

The Russia Maritime Studies Institute will examine Russian maritime strategies and operations for the U.S. Navy as well as develop and execute a research agenda through independent and collaborative scholarly projects, the service branch said Wednesday

“RMSI’s goals are to inform the Navy’s and our NATO partners’ decision making with regard to Russian maritime issues, provide analysis that supports U.S. planning and engagement efforts and develop new knowledge that contributes to scholarship,” said Michael Petersen, RMSI founding director.

The institute seeks to use connections across the government and academia to conduct research on Russian naval policy, strategy, naval operations, shipbuilding, international laws and other topics.

The Navy added that RMSI will share its research data with the service branch, NATO allies and academic organizations.

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