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Understanding the State of U.S. Support to Ukraine with Ambassador Ivo Daalder
As winter approaches and territorial changes along the frontlines in Ukraine continue to be minimal, the realization is setting in that a long war likely lies ahead. To contin...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Ivo Daalder
Sam Bendett on Russia-Ukraine & Byron Callan’s Week Ahead
Adjunct Senior Fellow Samuel Bendett joins the Defense & Aerospace Report podcast to discuss Ukraine’s latest attack on Moscow, an update on the war, new sanctions on Russian ...
By Samuel Bendett
Russia Is the Loser in the Israel-Hamas War
Whereas Russia was central to the discussions around the Syrian civil war a decade ago, the future trajectory of the Middle East is likely to emerge from the Gaza crisis witho...
By Peter Schroeder
Did China and Russia just sabotage critical infrastructure in the Baltic?
During the past several weeks, a string of attacks on critical infrastructure in the Baltic Sea has highlighted the challenges NATO faces in protecting itself against hybrid t...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Bruce Jones & Elisabeth Braw
America’s Withdrawal From Afghanistan Did Not Spur Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
The United States’ apparent abandonment of an ally when it withdrew from Afghanistan almost certainly had nothing to do with Putin’s war....
By Peter Schroeder
The Uncertain Future of Western Support for Ukraine
Nearly 20 months after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, questions are beginning to mount about the future of Western aid to Kyiv. In addition to worrying signs of falt...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Molly Reynolds & Max Bergmann
Sharper: Ukrainian Counteroffensive
With the slow progress of the Ukrainian counteroffensive this summer, observers expressed increased uncertainty regarding the conflict’s trajectory. This lack of advancement c...
By Anna Pederson, Anna Avanesyan & Charles Horn
The New Authoritarian Axis: Russian Relations with North Korea and Iran
This past Wednesday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un traveled to the Russian Far East for a summit with Vladimir Putin. After more than four hours of talks, Kim vowed to provi...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Hanna Notte & Markus Garlauskas
The Future of the Ukrainian Counter Offensive with Mike Kofman and Mark Hertling
Over the past several months, the world’s attention has been focused on the ongoing counteroffensive by the Ukrainian army. Many of Ukraine’s supporters had high hopes for thi...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Michael Kofman & Mark P. Hertling
Perseverance and Adaptation: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive at Three Months
Western support thus far has been sufficient to avert a Ukrainian defeat, and arguably has imposed a strategic defeat on Russia, but not enough to ensure a Ukrainian victory....
By Michael Kofman & Rob Lee
A Post-Prigozhin Wagner Group with Kimberly Marten and Vanda Felbab-Brown
Last week, the world learned the shocking news that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the notorious head of Wagner private military company, died in a plane crash north of Moscow. Prigozhin’...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Kimberly Marten & Vanda Felbab-Brown
Wagner will be 'dismantled or reconstructed' into Putin's personal military
In the wake of Prigozhin's demise, questions are being raised regarding the future of his armed mercenary force, Wagner. Jim Townsend tells Frontline the group could turn into...
By Jim Townsend
The Battle of Hostomel Airport: A Key Moment in Russia’s Defeat in Kyiv
The actions of individual commanders, soldiers, and citizens can and did have a profound impact in a pivotal battle that would help decide the course of the war....
By Michael Kofman, Liam Collins & John Spencer
Lukashenko, Wagner, and the Future of Belarus
Over the past month, Belarus has been increasingly in the spotlight, with the announcement of the Wagner Group’s relocation to the country following its aborted mutiny in Russ...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Brian Whitmore & Ryhor Astapenia
Putin 'needs to feel vulnerable to attacks from Ukraine'
"This offensive is beginning to really get some traction now because they've been able to to really get at the Russian artillery...that's been thinned out by Ukraine." Putin ...
By Jim Townsend
Franz-Stefan Gady and Michael Kofman on what Ukraine must do to break through Russian defences
Ukraine’s victory will not be secured by any single capability or weapon, but by effective use of force, better training and sustained Western support....
By Franz-Stefan Gady & Michael Kofman
How the Wagner Rebellion Impacts Putin’s War
Where is the war headed? Will Wagner’s forces reemerge on the battlefield? And has Putin been weakened by the most public mutiny in his time in power? For answers, FP’s Ravi A...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Russia in the Wake of the Wagner Insurgency
Last weekend, the outbreak of an insurgency against the Russian state by Yevgeny Prigozhin’s Wagner Group shocked observers across the world. After accusing the Russian Minist...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Dr. Angela Stent
The Wagner Mutiny: Implications For Putin, Russia and the War in Ukraine
Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Teneo's partner firm WestExec Advisors and Chair of the Center for a New American Security; Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Senior ...
By Michèle Flournoy & Andrea Kendall-Taylor
After Putin: how nervous should we be?
The Spectator’s Russia correspondent Owen Matthews examines why the Kremlin permits the existence of private armies such as Prigozhin’s Wagner Group, and joins the podcast alo...
By Jim Townsend