Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shaken the geopolitical foundations of Europe and triggered a reassessment of transatlantic security. Two years later, CFR’s background and analysis tracks the course of the war and its lasting repercussions.

A failure by the United States to continue military aid to Ukraine would spell disaster for Ukraine and its Western allies while emboldening Russia and other potential aggressors.
Feb 17, 2024
A failure by the United States to continue military aid to Ukraine would spell disaster for Ukraine and its Western allies while emboldening Russia and other potential aggressors.
Feb 17, 2024

Experts in this Region

Liana Fix
Liana Fix

Fellow for Europe

Thomas Graham
Thomas Graham

Distinguished Fellow

Charles A. Kupchan
Charles A. Kupchan

Senior Fellow

Stephen Sestanovich
Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies

  • Ukraine
    Russia, Ukraine, and Global Instability, With Michael Kimmage
    Podcast
    Michael Kimmage, a history professor at the Catholic University of America and a senior associate with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the origins of Russia’s war in Ukraine and its repercussion for the global order.
  • Defense and Security
    Open to Debate: Should Congress Stop Funding the War in Ukraine?
    Play
    In a collaboration between CFR and Open to Debate, panelists debate whether or not Congress should stop funding the war in Ukraine. Open to Debate is the nation’s only nonpartisan, debate-driven media organization dedicated to bringing multiple viewpoints together for a constructive, balanced, respectful exchange of ideas. Open to Debate is a platform for intellectually curious and open-minded people to engage with others holding opposing views on complex issues.
  • China
    China and Russia: Exploring Ties Between Two Authoritarian Powers
    China and Russia have expanded trade and defense ties over the past decade, but they’re not formal allies. Experts say Russia’s war in Ukraine could be a turning point in the relationship.