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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
Germany’s Shifting China Strategy
Last month, Germany adopted its first ever strategy on China. Looking forward, Berlin’s implementation of this strategy will impact Germany, as well as the broader cohesion of...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Janka Oertel & Andrew Small
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
Foreign Policy Live: Assessing Kyiv’s Counteroffensive
We hope you enjoy this bonus episode of Brussels Sprouts, a collaboration between Foreign Policy and the Center for a New American Security. It’s been a mixed summer for Ukr...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Ravi Agrawal
US-EU AI Code of Conduct: First Step Towards Transatlantic Pillar of Global AI Governance?
The transatlantic partners can promote a foundation for global AI governance that does not encroach on their respective regulatory frameworks....
By Carisa Nietsche & Camille Ford
Did Vilnius Deliver with Kurt Volker and Douglas Lute
On July 11 and 12, NATO held its widely anticipated Vilnius Summit to discuss current functions of the alliance as well as the future of Ukrainian membership. Despite hope tha...
By Carisa Nietsche, Jim Townsend, Ambassador Douglas Lute & Ambassador Kurt Volker
The US Is Indispensable in the Western Balkans — for Now
Active engagement from Washington now will allow the European Union to take over primary responsibility for the Balkans and lead without U.S. assistance in the future....
By Kristen Taylor & Nicholas Lokker
Foreign Policy Live: The Scramble for AI
In collaboration Foreign Policy Magazine, today we bring you a special bonus episode featuring Paul Scharre, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies here at CNAS. He ...
By Paul Scharre & Andrea Kendall-Taylor
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
NATO’s Security Guarantees for Ukraine
As NATO prepares for its annual summit in Vilnius this July, one of the biggest topics on the agenda will be how to guarantee long-term security for Ukraine. Given that member...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Liana Fix & Eric Ciaramella
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