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UkraineAlert

Aug 14, 2022

Russia’s invasion has highlighted Ukraine’s nation-building progress

By Anders Åslund

Ukraine's remarkably resilient response to Russia’s February 2022 invasion has highlighted the impressive nation-building progress made by the country since the chaotic early years of the post-Soviet era.

Civil Society Conflict

UkraineAlert

Aug 12, 2022

Guide to wartime Kyiv: City on the frontlines of European history

By Andreas Umland

Visiting wartime Ukraine is certainly an extreme option but a trip to today’s Kyiv offers an opportunity to witness world history in the making while providing Ukrainians with meaningful moral and material support.

Civil Society Conflict
Smoke rises after explosions were heard from the direction of a Russian military airbase near Novofedorivka, Crimea, August 9, 2022. (Source: Reuters)

New Atlanticist

Aug 12, 2022

Russian War Report: Satellite imagery confirms destruction of aircraft at Crimea airbase

By Digital Forensic Research Lab

Satellite imagery confirms the destruction of Crimea's Saki airbase and debunking "Ukraine sells weapons" narratives.

Conflict Disinformation

In the News

Aug 11, 2022

Stefanini in Politico: China suspends dialogue with US

By Stefano Stefanini

Stefano Stefanini argues that what is at stake in addressing the China question correctly for the US is not just Taiwan, but the Pacific.

Defense Policy Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Aug 11, 2022

Deni in the Wall Street Journal: NATO is Hedging on Its Promise to Protect the Baltics

By John R. Deni

Dr. John Deni and Michael O'Hanlon discuss the importance of enhancing NATO combat power in the Baltic states.

Conflict Eastern Europe

UkraineAlert

Aug 11, 2022

Generation UA: Young Ukrainians are driving the resistance to Russia’s war

By Mehri Druckman

Generation UA: From politics and the military to civil society and journalism, the post-independence generation of young Ukrainians is driving the country's remarkable fight back against Russia's invasion.

Civil Society Conflict

Op-Ed

Aug 11, 2022

Ukraine’s Strike in Crimea Could Be a Turning Point in the War

By Doug Klain

Ukraine is showing that it intends to make good on President Zelenskyy’s pledge to liberate all of the territory captured by Russia—including Crimea. As Zelenskyy announced to the world, this war may have started with Crimea’s seizure, but it will end with Crimea’s liberation. Doug Klain in The Bulwark More about our experts

Russia Security & Defense

UkraineAlert

Aug 10, 2022

Putin is running out of excuses as Ukraine expands the war to Crimea

By Peter Dickinson

Russian officials have denied that Ukraine was behind an audacious August 9 attack on an airbase in occupied Crimea but Moscow's excuses are beginning to wear thin as Vladimir Putin's invasion continues to unravel.

Conflict Disinformation

New Atlanticist

Aug 10, 2022

Expert on the ground: What the NATO ratification process looks like from Finland

By Rasmus Hindrén

Helsinki is watching closely as political momentum builds for Finland and Sweden's NATO accession, with military preparation already under way.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

UkraineAlert

Aug 9, 2022

Flawed Amnesty report risks enabling more Russian war crimes in Ukraine

By Lillian Posner

Amnesty International's recent report accusing Ukraine of endangering civilian lives has sparked a wave of international criticism and is being actively used by the Kremlin to justify Russian bombing of civilian targets.

Civil Society Conflict