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    The Ukraine War’s Three Clocks
    Apr02

    The Ukraine War’s Three Clocks

    As the war in Ukraine creeps into its second month, perhaps the most common question is: How will it end? Ultimately, the answer comes down to three internal clocks—Ukraine’s, which is counting down in years, Russia’s, in months, and the United States and NATO’s, which is stalled at the moment but could restart quite quickly....

    Helping Ukrainian Refugees, Truth Decay, Algorithmic Inequity: RAND Weekly Recap
    Apr02

    Helping Ukrainian Refugees, Truth Decay, Algorithmic Inequity: RAND Weekly Recap

    This weekly recap focuses on how to help Ukrainian refugees, cognitive biases and Truth Decay, tracking wastewater to understand the spread of COVID-19, and more. …read more Source::...

    The Art of Sitting on Bayonets
    Mar31

    The Art of Sitting on Bayonets

    Russian President Vladimir Putin might have assumed that once conquered, Ukraine would be easy to hold. But there has been no lightning success, no defecting Ukrainian soldiers. If he can’t find collaborators, Putin’s chances of achieving even reduced ambitions in Ukraine may be dim indeed. …read more Source::...

    Even as War Rages, It’s Not Too Soon for U.S. Policymakers to Look Over Horizon
    Mar31

    Even as War Rages, It’s Not Too Soon for U.S. Policymakers to Look Over Horizon

    As Russia’s war in Ukraine grinds on and the humanitarian disaster deepens, Washington may be tempted to focus exclusively on punishing Putin. But that approach might well backfire. Over the long term, the United States wants stability and peace in and around Ukraine and to ensure that Moscow pays a cost for its aggression without making it...

    Putin’s Actions in Ukraine Are Spilling North
    Mar31

    Putin’s Actions in Ukraine Are Spilling North

    The decision of seven Arctic countries to suspend collaborative work with Russia in the Arctic is by far the most severe and consequential break in cooperation the region has ever seen. This breakdown of Arctic diplomacy could have several important impacts on the region and could potentially threaten the United States as well as its allies....

    The Ukrainian Military Has Defied Expectations. Here Is How U.S. Security Aid Contributed
    Mar31

    The Ukrainian Military Has Defied Expectations. Here Is How U.S. Security Aid Contributed

    Ukraine’s military was unprepared and largely ineffective when Russia’s military seized Crimea in 2014. By 2022, Ukraine appears to have overcome at least some of the earlier challenges. Did U.S. security assistance make the Ukrainian military more effective? …read more Source::...

    How Can the United States Support Democracies in the Former USSR?
    Sep17

    How Can the United States Support Democracies in the Former USSR?

    The West has only modest capacity to influence circumstances in most post-Soviet countries. In Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia and Moldova, however, the West has the potential to make a real difference by supporting civil society and improved governance. …read more Source::...

    Book Review: Ukraine and the Art of Strategy by Lawrence Freedman
    Apr17

    Book Review: Ukraine and the Art of Strategy by Lawrence Freedman

    The crisis in Ukraine has proved a watershed moment for Russia’s relations with the West. In Ukraine and the Art of Strategy, Lawrence Freedman presents a brief history of the conflict and analyzes it in the context of strategic theory. …read more Source:...

    No Russian Let-Up on Ukraine
    Dec08

    No Russian Let-Up on Ukraine

    Moscow’s seizure of Crimea and war in eastern Ukraine have led the West to sanction Russians and expand aid to Ukraine, and NATO to shift land and air forces eastward. Expanded Russian coercion may draw more NATO naval power closer to Russia’s shores and lead to tougher sanctions. …read more Source:...

    RAND Identifies New Strategies for Countering Russian Social Media Influence in Eastern Europe
    Apr12

    RAND Identifies New Strategies for Countering Russian Social Media Influence in Eastern Europe

    Russia is waging a social media campaign in the Baltics, Ukraine and nearby states to sow dissent against neighboring governments, as well as NATO and the European Union. …read more Source:...