Russian aggression in Ukraine
Europe in crisis
Since the start of conflict in Ukraine’s east in 2014, diplomatic efforts to end the violence are still punctuated by episodes of military confrontation. In 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that if an easy solution to the war existed, someone would have found it already. With more than 1.4 million people displaced and over 13,000 dead, the Normandy Format discussions have made little progress. In 2021, over 100,000 Russian military forces amassed on Ukraine’s border and in occupied Crimea, escalating tensions and leading to a series of high-stakes talks in early 2022.
UkraineAlert Jan 19, 2022
Don’t believe Putin’s propaganda. Sanctions are hurting Russia.
By Harley Balzer
International sanctions imposed on Russia since 2014 in response to Moscow’s attack on Ukraine continue to have a negative impact on the country’s economy despite Kremlin efforts to claim otherwise.
New Atlanticist Jan 14, 2022
Top Ukrainian official: Get the presidents of Ukraine, Russia, and the US together
By Dan Peleschuk
Andriy Yermak, chief of staff to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, appeared at an Atlantic Council Front Page event Friday to discuss his country’s security at a perilous moment.
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Russia today & tomorrow
The West’s current methods to nudge Russia rely heavily on sanctions, and the economic impact of financial sanctions on Russia has been greater than previously understood. But looking ahead, what can the West and Russia do to prepare for a future after President Putin’s regime ends?
Report May 3, 2021
The impact of Western sanctions on Russia and how they can be made even more effective
By Anders Åslund, Maria Snegovaya
While Western sanctions have not succeeded in forcing the Kremlin to fully reverse its actions and end aggression in Ukraine, the economic impact of financial sanctions on Russia has been greater than previously understood.
Report Feb 24, 2021
Russia after Putin: How to rebuild the state
By Anders Åslund and Leonid Gozman
We do not know when and how President Putin’s regime will end, but there are signs that it is struggling and the end could come in the foreseeable future. We need to start discussing now how a new state should be built on the ruins of the old system.
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