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New Atlanticist

Jun 9, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: The impact of multiple rocket launcher transfers to Ukraine

By Atlantic Council military fellows

To help Ukraine expel Russian forces from its territory, the United States must begin its full transition to US-made equipment now, write our military fellows. Here's what that means.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

May 11, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: How Ukraine is taking the fight to Russian soil

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Ukraine is striking behind enemy lines to interrupt Russian supply lines and destabilize its military establishment, according to our military fellows.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Apr 27, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: The race to resupply Ukraine

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Victory in the Donbas will go to whichever side seizes the advantage in offensive fires and resupply efforts, according to our military fellows.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Apr 13, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: How Ukraine can take the fight to Russia

By Atlantic Council military fellows

As Ukraine prepares for a larger fight against Russian forces in the east, its military is in urgent need of weapons that will support an offensive, according to our military fellows.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: Russia is forced to make a major shift in strategy

By Atlantic Council military fellows

The main Russian effort is now in the Donbas, where Russia will continue to send reinforcements and resupply in the hope of building on (and consolidating) small gains on the ground.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Mar 23, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: Moscow’s increased threat against NATO intervention

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Russia has abandoned its goals of rapid victory. Here's what it's focusing on instead, according to our military fellows.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Mar 16, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: The weapons Ukraine needs most to win the war

By Atlantic Council military fellows

According to our military experts, the war has transitioned from a lightning offensive to a brutal war of attrition.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Mar 9, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: How will Russia stage the battle of Kyiv?

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Russia’s own force miscalculations and fierce Ukrainian opposition have dashed the Kremlin’s hopes of a lightning victory over Ukraine.

Conflict NATO

New Atlanticist

Mar 2, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: Why did Russia’s invasion stumble?

By Atlantic Council military fellows

Russian ground forces have become bogged down—but the situation is still perilous.

Belarus Conflict

New Atlanticist

Feb 23, 2022

Russia Crisis Military Assessment: Is snatching a seaport Putin’s next move?

By Atlantic Council military fellows

The Kremlin could invade Ukraine beyond the separatist line of control in the Donbas with virtually no unambiguous warning, according to our military experts.

Belarus Conflict