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War in Ukraine
Experts from across the Atlantic Council are closely tracking Russia’s war on Ukraine, launched this February after a months-long military build-up. What does this moment mean for Ukraine’s sovereignty, Europe’s security, and the United States’ leadership?
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Preparing for victory: A long-haul strategy to help Ukraine win the war against Russia—and secure the peace
Ukraine’s counteroffensives, backed by expanded and accelerated US and allied support, continue to push Russian forces out of Ukrainian territory, although at a reduced rate. These hard-won successes, however, bring with them possible challenges that also must be addressed.
Russia must stop being an empire if it is wishes to prosper as a nation
Post-Soviet Russia never shed the imperial identity inherited from the Soviet and Czarist past but Putin’s disastrous invasion of Ukraine could now set the stage for the emergence of a post-imperial Russian identity.
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