ICDS is introducing a new series of briefs “Russia’s War in Ukraine”. The series looks at different aspects of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine which began on 24 February 2022.
ICDS research fellows and external authors analyse various aspects of Russia’s preparations for and performance during the first months of the invasion, and Ukraine’s defence efforts and the role of Western support.
Russia’s war against Ukraine is likely far from ending. This series attempts to identify first lessons, and to consider what could be learned (and applied) by the Baltic states and others.
The first brief in the series sets out in general terms the Kremlin’s aims, assumptions, and preparations. Later briefs will deal with aspects such as the war in cyberspace, Russia’s military logistics, large-scale war and NATO, maritime warfare, air operations, indicators of Russia’s aggression, China’s views, Russia’s domestic preparations (the creation of an atmosphere of war), and Russia’s nuclear threats.