UkraineAlertOct 5, 2022
Memo to Elon Musk: Only Ukrainian victory can stop Vladimir Putin
By Doug Klain
Elon Musk recently became the latest high-profile figure to argue that Ukraine should cede land to Russia in exchange for peace. These advocates of appeasement fail to grasp the genocidal nature of Vladimir Putin's war.
Doug Klain is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, where he focuses on Russia’s war on Ukraine, authoritarianism in Russia, and Ukraine’s democracy-building process. Klain has worked with the Atlantic Council since 2019, most recently as assistant director at the Eurasia Center.
Klain frequently writes for both the Council’s publications and external outlets. He has been published in outlets including Foreign Policy, the Hill, the Bulwark, and the Kyiv Independent. He has appeared on and been interviewed by news outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, and BBC World News. Klain received his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in political science and Russian studies and is currently studying international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.