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Discussing Two Years of War in Ukraine with Marie Yovanovitch and William Taylor
February 24 marks the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Heading into the third year of war, Ukraine faces a challenging outlook. No longer are U.S...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Marie Yovanovitch & William Taylor
Hal Brands on the Looming Threat of Global Conflict
During the past two years, the world has seen the eruption of two major conflicts in two different regions. In Europe, Russia has launched a war of aggression against Ukraine ...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Hal Brands
Russia's Election and Putin's Power
In March of 2024, Russia will hold a presidential election. While Vladimir Putin is nearly certain to win another term in office given the Kremlin’s efforts to control the out...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Graeme Robertson & Sam Greene
Russia, Putin, and Ukraine in 2024 with Fiona Hill
This week’s Brussels Sprouts discusses expectations for Russia in the pivotal year ahead. As we approach the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine this...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Fiona Hill
A Look at 2024 with Richard Fontaine and Michèle Flournoy
On this week’s episode of Brussels Sprouts, we are setting out to identify some of the big-picture trends shaping the transatlantic relationship and international affairs more...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Richard Fontaine & Michèle Flournoy
Crisis in the Middle East with Jon Alterman
Since the outbreak of war between Israel and Hamas this past fall, many have feared the possibility that the fighting could metastasize into a broader regional conflict. Such ...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend & Jon Alterman
The Resurgence of Europe’s Far-Right
As we enter 2024, one of the biggest issues likely to face transatlantic partners is the rise of far-right parties in Europe, which have recently gained significant electoral ...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Catherine Fieschi & Erik Jones
Michael Kofman and Shashank Joshi Analyze the Ukrainian Battlefield in 2024
As 2023 came to a close, many people began to characterize the war in Ukraine as a stalemate. Though it is true that very little has recently changed along the front lines and...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Michael Kofman & Shashank Joshi
Jim Townsend on the Importance of Funding Ukraine
Trump Republicans have “weaponised assistance to Ukraine” using it as “a tool to use against Biden” in the run up to the presidential campaign, says Jim Townsend, former Deput...
By Jim Townsend
Remembering a Titan: The Complex Legacy of Henry Kissinger with David Sanger and Stephen Sestanovich
On November 29, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger died at the age of 100. With a long career spanning many decades as both a scholar...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, David Sanger & Stephen Sestanovich
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
How the West Can Court the Global South
Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, many observers have focused on the consolidation of Western unity in responding to Moscow’s aggression. However, attitu...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Nathalie Tocci & Timothy Garton Ash
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
The State of European Aid to Ukraine with Justyna Gotkowska, Liana Fix, and Tara Varma
More than a year and a half after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, sustained Western support for Kyiv is as critical as ever. With the future trajectory of the war rem...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Liana Fix, Tara Varma & Justyna Gotkowska
Europe, Russia, and the Conflict in Gaza
Two weekends ago, news broke that Hamas had infiltrated Israeli territory, killing hundreds of civilians while taking many others hostage. In the wake of these attacks, Wester...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Julien Barnes-Dacey & Hanna Notte
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
Analyzing the Polish Elections with R. Daniel Kelemen and Michal Baranowski
On October 15, all eyes will be on Poland as the country holds critical parliamentary elections. The months leading up to this event have seen a fiercely contested campaign, w...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Michal Baranowski & R. Daniel Kelemen
Brussels Sprouts Presents a Finnish Presidential Debate
Heading into the January 2024 Finnish presidential elections, the spotlight remains on foreign policy, an area where the Finnish head of state wields considerable influence. A...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor & Jim Townsend
Understanding the Nagorno Karabakh Conflict with Thomas de Waal and Ambassador Phil Reeker
On September 19, Azerbaijani forces began attacking Nagorno Karabakh, the long-disputed Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan. Within 24 hours, Azerbaijan had established full co...
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Philip Reeker & Thomas de Waal
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