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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

Russia Bears Ultimate Responsibility for Poland Missile

In the News
MSNBC Jansing Reports
Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo Daalder argues that China’s unwillingness to stand up to Putin is part of what causes the danger of missile hits like the one in Poland this week.

Screenshot of Ivo on Chris Jansing MSNBC US Foreign Policy

Missile Shows the Need for Better Air Defense Systems to Ukraine

In the News
CNN Newsroom
Ivo H. Daalder

As the frenzy dies down after the missile hit in Poland, Council President Ivo Daalder joins Alisyn Camerota and Victor Blackwell to unpack lessons learned.

Screenshot of Ivo speaking on CNN Newsroom next to footage of the missile explosion site in Poland. US Foreign Policy


Americans More Threatened by Russia Than China

Public Opinion Survey by Dina Smeltz

American feelings toward Russia and China are lower than during the Cold War, Council polling shows.

Russian President Putin meets Chinese President Xi in Beijing
Public Opinion

Americans Believe Sanctions Will Weaken Russia's Economy and Military

Public Opinion Survey by Coauthors

But neither Americans or Ukrainians think the sanctions will force Russia to withdraw troops from Ukraine in the immediate future.

power strip and electricity plug with euro banknotes
Public Opinion