Russia's invasion of Ukraine will sharpen the divide between democracies and autocracies, but also lead to more realpolitik strategic balancing. A key question is what kind of coordination emerges between democracies.
To examine the implications of the Russia-Ukraine conflict for Europe, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center is organizing a public panel discussion on Wednesday, July 20 from 16:00 till 17:30 Beirut time with Benedetta Berti, Marc Pierini and Sinan Ülgen.
What is very clear is that in late May, the Kremlin came to the firm conclusion that it is winning this conflict in the long run. And Mr. Putin, in contrast to the early chaotic months, now has a clear plan.
As the war nears the end of its fifth month, the situation in Russia suggests that a shift is beginning to take place—both in the government and in the general population. As Putin has made clear, Russia’s plans in Ukraine will proceed regardless of the economic consequences—and all indications are these will be large.
In Russia, the view is that on the battlefields of Ukraine, Russia is battling not only Ukraine itself, but also the West.
Putin has crushed every living thing in his own country. When he successfully zeroed out his presidential terms, he zeroed out himself and the reputation of Russians. But this was not enough for him.
To examine the trajectory of U.S.-Russia tensions in light of the conflict in Ukraine and their wide-ranging repercussions and future implications, the Malcolm H. Kerr – Carnegie Middle East Center invites you to a public panel discussion on Wednesday, July 14 from 15:00 till 16:15 Beirut time with Alexander Baunov, Anna Ohanyan and Andrew Weiss.
Join Carnegie for a conversation featuring Sue Biniaz and Tino Cuéllar on the state of play for climate change and what steps communities, nations, and institutions can take to preserve our shared future.
Former director of national intelligence James Clapper joins Aaron David Miller about Russia-Ukraine, the Middle East, and the role intelligence plays in U.S. foreign policymaking.
Unlike Ukraine and Moldova who have been given candidate status, Georgia has been offered a much weaker offer of EU membership perspective. Despite the best efforts of the country’s protestors, the Georgian dream government is unlikely to back down and meet these demands any time soon.