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Spotlight on Ukraine


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Photo: JANEK SKARZYNSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Baltic Conflict: Russia’s Goal to Distract NATO?

This paper outlines how NATO needs a clear strategy to respond to a Russian Baltic playbook: full spectrum gray zone operations, economic coercion, disinformation and propaganda, cyber disruption, and cover military incursions.

Report by Courtney Stiles Herdt and Matthew "BINCS" Zublic — November 14, 2022

Recent Analysis


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Aid to Ukraine: Much More Than Tanks

There’s much more going on with aid to Ukraine than just tanks. Commitments at the Ukraine Defense Contact Group for artillery, air defense, and armored vehicles are crucial. Most important: aid continues at high levels. 

Commentary by Mark F. Cancian — February 2, 2023