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Russia's War in Ukraine: One Year In

On February 20, 2023, President Joe Biden made a surprise visit to Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, sending a strong message to the world about his commitment to supporting Ukraine in its fight to maintain its independence and territorial integrity. It was the president’s first visit to Kyiv since the Russia-Ukraine war began—and came a few days before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

This site provides information on events surrounding the first anniversary of the war, recent analyses and commentary by SAIS faculty and scholars, and video from the panel discussion held at SAIS on February 28, 2022, just a few days after the war began.

Past Events

Feb 28 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Room 202

Linguistics of War: Meme Culture, Propaganda, and Media in Russia's Invasion of Ukraine - Ksenia Turkova

SAIS Europe and Eurasia Club is proud to partner with the Media and Politics Initiative to bring Ksenia Turkova to campus for a lecture and discussion on media propaganda narratives, linguistic analyses, and a breakdown of war memes in Russia's war on Ukraine. Catering and refreshments will be provided…

Mar 2 5:30 am - 7:00 am Online SAIS Event

Democracy in 2023: The Battle for Ukraine and Other Challenge

Joan Hoey, The Democracy Index, Economist Intelligence, UK, delivers a seminar in the Bologna Institute for Policy Research Risk Series.

The event is hosted by Veronica Anghel, Lecturer of Risk in International Politics...

Mar 6 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Online SAIS Event

The West Is Back (Again): Transatlantic Relations and the Ukraine War

Jussi Hanhimaki, Professor of International History, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland, delivers a seminar in the Bologna Institute for Policy Research Seminar Series.

The event is hosted by John L. Harper, Senior Adjunct Professor of American Foreign Policy; Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins...

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Highlights of Analysis and Commentary by SAIS Faculty on the War

Western Aid to Ukraine Is Still Not Enough. Robert E. Osgood Professor Eliot A. Cohen wrote in The Atlantic, 1/17/23

What Russia's Claim on the Capture of Soledar Means for Ukraine. Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor Sergey Radchenko interviewed on NPR, 1/16/23

Big Lesson of the Ukraine War: There’s Only One Superpower. Henry A. Kissinger Distinguished Professor of Global Affairs Hal Brands wrote in The Washington Post, 1/12/23

What Putin's War in Ukraine Reveals About Russia—and the Likely Path Ahead.  Robert E. Osgood Eliot Cohen wrote in The Wall Street Journal, 12/13/22   

The Russian Empire Must Die. Senior Fellow of International Affairs at the SNF Agora Institute Anne Applebaum wrote in The Atlantic, 11/14/22  

View all analysis and commentary by SAIS faculty on the war.

Dean's Speaker Series Discussion, February 28, 2022