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January 25, 2023

Ukraine
German and U.S. Tanks Will Be Critical in Ukraine’s Next Phase Against Russia

The main battle tanks that the United States and Germany have agreed to provide Ukraine will help its forces punch through Russian fortifications and retake lost territory.

January 18, 2023

Ukraine
Academic Webinar: Global Ramifications of the War in Ukraine

Liana Fix, fellow for Europe at CFR, leads the conversation on the global ramifications of the war in Ukraine. FASKIANOS: Thank you. Welcome to the first session of the Winter/Spring 2023 CFR Acad…

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January 18, 2023

Cybersecurity
Polish Cyber Defenses and the Russia-Ukraine War

Poland has been a frequent target of Russian cyberattacks since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The government needs to prepare for any escalation in cyberspace by protecting important log…

U.S. soldiers unload equipment from a plane at Rzeszów Airport in Poland in February 2022.

January 11, 2023

Ukraine
The West Is Sending Light Tanks to Ukraine. Will They Make a Difference?

Ukraine is set to receive dozens of light tanks from the United States, France, and Germany. How will these weapons bolster Ukraine’s defense against Russia?

A Marder infantry fighting vehicle rolls ashore from a floating bridge in Saxony, Germany..

November 9, 2022

Russia
If Russia Goes Nuclear: Three Scenarios for the Ukraine War

The odds remain slim, but an increasingly desperate Vladimir Putin could use Russia’s nuclear arsenal to turn its fortunes in the Ukraine war. 

December 16, 2022

Ukraine
How Much Aid Has the U.S. Sent Ukraine? Here Are Six Charts.

Six graphics illustrate the extraordinary level of support the United States has provided Ukraine this year in its war against Russian invaders.

January 27, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Staying Neutral on Ukraine Easier Said Than Done for African States

As the Kremlin-linked Wagner Group expands its Africa footprint, questions remain about what “neutrality” really looks like for African governments. 

In front of a wall of South African and Russian flags, South Africa's Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov turn towards each other at a bilateral meeting in Pretoria, South Africa.

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European Security and the Ukraine War

Russia's 2022 invasion of Ukraine ushered in a new era in Europe.  The European Union is turning into a geopolitical union with the ambition to order its neighborhood and to assume more responsibilit…

October 26, 2022

Russia
Can Iranian Drones Turn Russia’s Fortunes in the Ukraine War?

Russia is targeting Ukrainian cities and civilian infrastructure with Iranian-made loitering munitions. Are these weapons effective in shaping the war? 

October 14, 2022

Germany
On the Ukraine War, Germany Has a Leadership Problem. Here’s Why.

Germany is providing critical weapon systems to Ukraine in the grinding war with Russia, but it remains reluctant to lead on European security.