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.

Expert Analysis and Commentary

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Previous Events

Ambassador William Taylor (left), Kateryna “Katja” Smagliy (center), Peter Erben (right)

Winning the Peace After the War

On February 8, 2023, USIP hosted a conversation on why supporting Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions is pivotal for Ukraine to both win the peace for its own people and become a much-needed beacon of democracy for the regional neighborhood and beyond.

Rescue personnel use a crane to view inside the ruins of a bombed apartment building in Borodyanka, a town about 20 miles northwest of Kyiv, Ukraine on Saturday April 9, 2022. (Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times)

Twitter Space: Syria, Russia and the War in Ukraine

On November 8, 2022, USIP hosted a Twitter Space conversation on the short- and long-term implications of Russia’s shifting role in the Syrian conflict, as well as what the geopolitical fallout from the war in Ukraine means for Syria and the Middle East.

Panel left to right: Lise Grande, Amb. Oksana Markarova, Amb. Beth Van Schaack, Eli M. Rosenbaum

Delivering Justice for Ukraine

On June 28, 2022, USIP and the Ukrainian Embassy held a discussion of ongoing legal efforts to defend Ukraine’s sovereignty and deliver justice for the Ukrainian people. This event marked the celebration of Ukrainian Constitution Day, which commemorates the signing of the country’s constitution in 1996.

left to right: Chuck Todd, Political Director, Moderator of "Meet the Press," Host, "MTP Daily." NBC News, Amb. William Taylor, VP, Russia and Europe, USIP, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Exposing Atrocities in Ukraine

On June 1, 2022, Ambassador Bill Taylor and NBC News Political Director Chuck Todd discussed the role that journalists have played in relation to accountability for atrocities committed during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Ambassador Oksana Markarova

Responding to Russian Atrocities in Ukraine

On March 22, 2022, 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.