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The War in Ukraine, a Town Hall Discussion


Ivo Daalder and Sarah Gilbert join Council members for a town hall discussion on the latest out of Ukraine, what the future may hold for Russia and the West, and how the Council is engaging in this digital era.

a cannon fires with flames and soldiers stand in the foreground, bare trees in the background in Ukraine.

Ukraine and the Future of Warfare


A panel of military experts discusses what the war in Ukraine reveals about the future of armed conflict.

A Russian soldier launches a drone during a joint Serbian-Russian military training exercise "Slavic Brotherhood" in the town of Kovin, near Belgrade, Serbia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Commentary & Analysis

Xi U-Turns, Biden's Green Subsidies, Ukraine Gets Its Tanks

Video Series
World Review with Ivo Daalder

Jamil Anderlini, Elise Labott, and Peter Spiegel join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.

New Politburo Standing Committee Members in Beijing
Global Politics

The ‘Free the Leopards’ Campaign Paid off for the West and Ukraine

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

"Tanks alone will not be enough for Ukraine to win the war. But if used properly, they are still a vital component of modern warfare," Paul Poast writes.

A Leopard 2A6 and a Leopard 2 PSO of the German armed forces Bundeswehr
US Foreign Policy


Few Russians Are Anxious about Western Sanctions

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But those feeling an economic pinch are more likely to say that Moscow should enter peace negotiations.

People skate at the opening of an ice rink at the Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow
Public Opinion

Most Russians Oppose Using Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine

Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

A solid majority (69%) say that it would never be justified for Moscow to use a tactical nuclear weapon in its current military operation against Kyiv.

A Yars ICBM is launched in strategic deterrence forces exercises
Public Opinion