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As the war in Ukraine nears its one-year anniversary, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) offers background and analysis and Foreign Affairs has curated a special package on the continuing conflict.
Ukraine is at the forefront of a renewed great-power rivalry between the West and Russia, setting a dangerous precedent that will influence international relations for decades. Get the background
Support for Ukraine
Ukraine was the top U.S. foreign aid recipient in 2022—the first time a European country has held the spot since the Marshall Plan at the end of World War II. Six graphics illustrate the extraordinary level of support
“Governments most directly affected by Russia’s war on Ukraine all worry about sustaining domestic support for their policies. One year in, however, they have managed this problem with surprising success,” states CFR’s Stephen Sestanovich. Read the analysis
“Sooner rather than later, the West needs to move Ukraine and Russia from the battlefield to the negotiating table, brokering a diplomatic effort to shut the war down and arrive at a territorial settlement,” argues CFR’s Charles Kupchan. Read the opinion
After months of setbacks, it appears Russia is “headed for defeat.” In the event of Russia’s loss, CFR’s Liana Fix and co-author Michael Kimmage explain that “three basic scenarios exist and each one would have different ramifications for policymakers in the West and Ukraine.” Read more in Foreign Affairs
Ukraine has withstood and repelled the mighty Russian military through Western support, Russian blundering, and its own resourcefulness— although CFR’s Thomas Graham warns the circumstances could be changing. Read the analysis.
Former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko discusses Ukraine’s relations with Russia, democratic reforms in Ukraine, and U.S. and European Union policy toward the war. Watch the event
While the war in Ukraine rages on, Stephen Sestanovich, Liana Fix, and Charles Kupchan join Heidi Crebo-Rediker to discuss what happened in the past year, the challenges ahead, and what they all mean for the future of international relations. Listen to the Twitter Space