Russia’s massive assault on an independent Ukraine menaces not only Eastern Europe, but the human effort, since World War II, to build global peace through the international rule of law. USIP provides analysis and support for policies that can help sustain the democracy, dialogue and diplomacy that will be required to ultimately defeat this threat.

Global Implications

The reverberating effects of Putin’s assault on Ukraine are already being felt across the globe — raising concerns about what Russia’s propensity for aggression will be going forward. USIP experts examine how the invasion of Ukraine might have shifted Moscow’s decision-making in other parts of the world.

On Peace Podcast

Pramila Patten, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, UN Photo


The Ukraine Conflict and the Crisis of Sexual Violence

On June 6, USIP held a conversation with U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) on Sexual Violence in Conflict Pramila Patten following her recent visit to Ukraine.

Investigators and cemetery workers exhume the burned remains of a family, in Bucha, Ukraine, April 12, 2022. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)


Exposing Atrocities in Ukraine

A conversation with Ambassador Bill Taylor and NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd on the role that journalists have played in relation to accountability for atrocities committed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ukrainians clean up debris after a residential building was hit by missiles in the country’s capital of Kyiv, Feb. 25, 2022. (Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)


Responding to Russian Atrocities in Ukraine

On March 22, USIP hosted a discussion on seeking justice for Russian atrocities in Ukraine, the needs of Ukrainian civilians, available accountability mechanisms and the role of multilateral institutions in operationalizing an effective accountability strategy.