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Russia-Ukraine: A Negotiated Settlement will be Difficult

March 2022

All wars come to an end. One side may be conquered, the attacker may give up and withdraw, or the warring parties can negotiate a settlement.

Russia’s ambitions, Ukraine’s resistance, and the West’s response

March 2022

On March 15, as the Russia-Ukraine war neared the three-week mark, Brookings experts held a discussion on developments in the conflict so far and what might be coming.

Not much happened after India’s accidental cruise missile launch into Pakistan—this time.

March 2022

India accidentally fired a cruise missile into Pakistan on March 9, 2022. The missile was not armed and no lives were lost. Both sides projected calm in the incident’s aftermath. Still, the incident...

Long in the Making: The Russian Invasion of Ukraine

March 2022

A week before Russian President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, unleashing the biggest military operation in Europe since World War II, three experts on Russia were interviewed on Zoom and...

Experts puzzled as to why Russia has not launched major cyber attack against Ukraine or US

March 2022

A few possible reasons: the United States has been helping Ukraine strengthen its cyber infrastructure, U.S. cyber offensive forces may have been disrupting Russian attacks against Ukraine, and the...

The World’s Most Dangerous Man

March 2022

Putin’s Unconstrained Power Over Russia’s Nuclear Arsenal. Putin has turned his government into a personalist regime: a system in which he monopolizes meaningful authority.

Israel and Iran’s Cyberwar Is Increasingly Targeting Civilians

March 2022

In 2010, the world was introduced to Stuxnet, a sophisticated malware developed by Israel and the United States that successfully targeted and damaged the Iranian uranium enrichment plant in Natanz...

The truth about nuclear deterrence

March 2022

Putin might well believe that a world without Russia in its rightful position of power is not worth existing. We can’t be sure of what Putin is thinking, or whether his decision making is compromised...

Introduction to Issues in International Security

March 2022

A new video curriculum series is released.

Tacit rules to avoid a NATO-Russia war

March 2022

While the United States and NATO have sided squarely with Ukraine, the victim of an unprovoked invasion by Russia, US and NATO officials have also made clear their desire to avoid a direct military...

The challenges of transferring military aircraft

March 2022

Q & A with Dr. Dean Winslow and Ben Lambeth

Russia vs. Ukraine: How does this end?

March 2022

On February 24, Vladimir Putin launched the Russian military on what he termed a “special military operation,” his euphemism for a massive invasion of Ukraine.

International Security and Cooperation on the 60th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

March 2022

The Cuban Missile Crisis dealt not only the United States and the Soviet Union, but other countries around the world, what I call a short, sharp shock. We recognized how devastating would be the...

Contemporary humanitarians: Latin America and the ordering of responses to humanitarian crises

March 2022

The paper looks at how Brazil, Chile, and Mexico approached debates on humanitarian intervention norms in the early 2000s. These countries attempted to simultaneously address humanitarian crises...

Stanford scholars visit the only operating rare earth mine in the United States

March 2022

A three-person team from CISAC toured the only domestic mine producing rare earths, which are critical for the modern economy.

Nuclear reactors in a war zone: A new type of weapon?

March 2022

As the tragedy in Ukraine unfolds before the world with each day darker than the next, Russian saber rattling with nuclear weapons is only a part of the nuclear concern.

The Weapons the West Used Against Putin

March 2022

Never before has the United States government revealed so much, in such granular detail, so fast and so relentlessly about an adversary, Amy Zegart writes. What are the implications of this new...

Ukraine Under Siege: What's Next

March 2022

As Russian forces advance into Ukraine from the north, south and east and lay siege to Kyiv and other major cities, join The Commonwealth Club for an in-depth briefing on the current situation and...

A close call at Ukraine reactor: On luck and nuclear disasters

March 2022

As a scholar working in the field of nuclear disasters, I watched in horror as Russia tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant—likely for strategic military purposes, or to control the...

Opinion: Ukraine’s Nuclear Threat Today Is Nonexistent

March 2022

Trying to justify Russia’s unjustifiable invasion of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that Kyiv sought to develop nuclear weapons. That is a glaring untruth, as he well knows.

What’s eating Putin?

March 2022

As horrific and needless violence unfolds in Ukraine, my friends, family, colleagues, and media from around the world have all been asking the same questions: What’s eating Putin? What has driven him...

What is Going On Inside Vladimir Putin's Head? 12 Experts Weigh In

March 2022

Russian president Vladimir Putin is keeping the world guessing as western intelligence says the invasion he ordered of Ukraine has not been as successful or as swift as he had hoped.

Overcoming Foreign Influence in Social Media

March 2022

American adversaries such as Russia and China are using cyber-enabled deception operations to spread divisive messages.

The Kremlin Paints Itself into a Corner

February 2022

As the crisis between Russia and NATO and Ukraine has developed over the past three months, the Kremlin increasingly has painted itself into a corner.


weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Andrew Grotto Andrew Grotto Director, Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance
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Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
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Jacquelyn Schneider Jacquelyn Schneider Hoover Fellow
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bmkhigh Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
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Rod Ewing Rodney C. Ewing Senior Fellow Professor of Geological Sciences