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

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.