Ukraine

Access our comment and analysis on the Ukraine crisis as the situation unfolds.




Kristina Kokhanova / Alamy Stock Photo / Monument of Independence


Crisis over Ukraine and European Security

The confrontation between Russia and the West is not merely about the future of Ukraine’s security arrangements; it is about Europe’s entire post-Cold War strategic framework. To all intents and purposes, Russia is demanding another division of the continent into spheres of influence, something the Europeans have spent the past three decades trying to avoid.

This is not a winner-takes-all confrontation, and many permutations are possible. However, what is certain is that the continent is confronted with its worst security crisis since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

RUSI has followed this confrontation from the start; the collection here brings together all our contributions from different perspectives and angles and across other intellectual disciplines, from history to economics, from epidemiology to the science of the battlefield.

Kristina Kokhanova / Alamy Stock Photo / Monument of Independence

War in Ukraine

Over the two years since Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, RUSI has sought to help inform and explain the conflict and help guide the West’s response. As we reach the anniversary of the full-scale invasion on 24 February we have tried to collate some of our most impactful and thought provoking writing and event recordings in one place.

Recording: Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, Two Years On
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Russian Military Objectives and Capacity in Ukraine Through 2024

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How Russia is Burning Down the Sanctions House – and What to Do About It

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Stormbreak: Fighting Through Russian Defences in Ukraine’s 2023 Offensive

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Prigozhin’s Rebellion: What We Discovered, and What We Still Need to Know

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Have Chemical Weapons been Used in Ukraine?

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Recording: Securing the Integrity and Resilience of Ukraine’s Financial System ...

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Preliminary Lessons from Russia’s Unconventional Operations During th...

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Silicon Lifeline: Western Electronics at the Heart of Russia's War Machine

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Operation Z: The Death Throes of an Imperial Delusion

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Russia and Ukraine: ‘One People’ as Putin Claims?
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  • How to Build Ukraine’s Military Effectiveness and Avoid a War of Attrition

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  • Damaged Su-57 Emphasises the Vulnerability of Russian Airbases Near Ukraine

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  • Biden Needs to Create a Convincing New European Security Architecture fo...

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Dr Samuel Ramani

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Military operations


Professor Justin Bronk

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Dr Jack Watling

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Economic sanctions


Tom Keatinge

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Dr Maria Nizzero

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Centre for Finance and Security

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Kinga Redlowska

Head of CFS Europe

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Gonzalo Saiz Erausquin

Research Fellow

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Offensive cyber capabilities


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