Analysis and Commentary
The only safety from worsened war—nuclear or otherwise—is in making Russia end it.
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.
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 November 3, USIP hosted a conversation with leading Russia expert Mark Galeotti on the war’s latest developments, Russia’s strategic thinking and the implications for Ukraine, Russia and Europe.
On June 28, 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.
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.
On June 1, 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.
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.