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May 16, 2024

What Does Putin Really Want in Ukraine?

Russia’s early setbacks in its invasion of Ukraine could have foreclosed on some of President Vladimir Putin’s sweeping war objectives, but he is unlikely to relent given the conflict’s momentum.  

Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with military commanders in Moscow, Russia, May 2024.

April 24, 2024

Weapons of War: The Race Between Russia and Ukraine

The new U.S. aid package will reestablish a critical flow of weapons to Ukraine’s military, but the war will hinge greatly on which side can ramp up and sustain its firepower and troop numbers in the…

An employee handles 155 mm caliber shells after the manufacturing process at an ammunition plant in Scranton, PA.

May 9, 2024

How Much U.S. Aid Is Going to Ukraine?

Nine charts illustrate the extraordinary level of support the United States has provided Ukraine in its war against Russian invaders.

A Ukrainian serviceman carries an artillery shell.

May 23, 2024

United States
The President’s Inbox Recap: America’s New Cold Wars

The post-Cold War era is over and a dangerous new era of great power competition has begun.

Xi and Putin as viewed walking on a red carpet.

May 21, 2024

Defense and Security
America’s New Cold Wars, With David Sanger

David Sanger, the White House and national security correspondent for the New York Times, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss how the post-Cold War ended and why the new era of geopolitical ri…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting in Beijing, China, on May 16, 2024.

April 19, 2024

Blueprints for Renewal: Reconstructing Ukraine

Panelists discuss global financial efforts to support the reconstruction of Ukraine and help rebuild the country’s infrastructure and economy following Russia’s military aggression. This meeting i…

Play A torn flag of Ukraine hung on a wire in front an apartment building destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict

March 28, 2024

Defense and Security
Open to Debate: Should Congress Stop Funding the War in Ukraine?

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 m…

Play Presider and speaker of an Open to Debate event on the CFR stage with an image of Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the background

February 12, 2024

What Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview Means for the War in Ukraine

In last week’s rare interview with a Western media figure, Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to combine a more reasonable tone with endless reminders of why Western governments think he’s not re…

Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. television host Tucker Carlson in Moscow.

May 2, 2024

Is U.S. Aid to Ukraine Too Little, Too Late?

U.S. aid is critical not just for Ukraine, but for U.S. credibility in Russia and beyond.

Ukrainian service members fire a L119 howitzer towards Russian troops, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Donetsk region, Ukraine April 21, 2024.