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The War in Ukraine, a Town Hall Discussion


Ivo Daalder and Sarah Gilbert join Council members for a town hall discussion on the latest out of Ukraine, what the future may hold for Russia and the West, and how the Council is engaging in this digital era.

a cannon fires with flames and soldiers stand in the foreground, bare trees in the background in Ukraine.

Ukraine and the Future of Warfare


A panel of military experts discusses what the war in Ukraine reveals about the future of armed conflict.

A Russian soldier launches a drone during a joint Serbian-Russian military training exercise "Slavic Brotherhood" in the town of Kovin, near Belgrade, Serbia November 7, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Commentary & Analysis

US ‘War Profiteering’ in Ukraine Is a Red Herring

In the News
World Politics Review
Paul Poast

Such accusations ignore the harm the war is doing to the US economy and the potential political peril it has created for the Biden administration, Paul Poast writes.

A US service member prepares cargo in support of Ukraine
US Foreign Policy

Prosecuting the Crime of Aggression in Ukraine

In the News
United States Institute of Peace
David Scheffer

The Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center and the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States discuss the creation of a Special Tribunal for the Crime of Aggression.

Residential buildings in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, Ukraine, destroyed in the Russian invasion.
Defense and Security


Americans Focused Elsewhere as Tensions Rise on the Korean Peninsula

Public Opinion Survey by Karl Friedhoff

With all eyes on Ukraine, it is unclear if a seventh North Korean nuclear test will really register with the American public.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un oversees a missile launch at an undisclosed location in North Korea, in this undated photo released on October 10, 2022 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Public Opinion

US Arms Sales Reveal Discord in Taiwan's Defense Strategy

Report by Ethan Kessler

Washington has started selling arms that serve a "porcupine" defense strategy to Taiwan. Whether Taipei fully embraces this new approach remains to be seen.

a ship in the waters near Taiwan
Wang Yu Ching
US Foreign Policy


Kjell Engelbrekt 

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Security
Council expert Kjell Engelbrekt