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Understanding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

Understanding Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine


On February 24, 2022 Russia began its invasion of Ukraine. 

In times of crisis, balanced, in-depth analysis and trusted expertise is paramount. The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) remains committed in its mission to provide expert analysis to policy makers and the public on the most pressing foreign policy challenges.

To help you understand this evolving crisis, we have compiled a list of publications, event recordings, and podcasts to help explain current events in Ukraine. FPRI has also included resources about other protracted conflicts, the neighboring Baltic states, and the role of NATO in managing the fallout from the war.

If you have not already done so, be sure to follow the FPRI fellows listed below for further reading and resources. For press inquiries, please contact

Russian Aggression in Ukraine & Russian Defense 




Protracted Conflicts: Moldova and Georgia







FPRI Experts to Follow 

  • Rob Lee@RALee85  Eurasia Senior Fellow, PhD Student at King’s College, London
  • Bob Hamilton@BobHam88  Black Sea Fellow, Research Professor at the U.S. Army War College  
  • Maia Otarashvili@MaiaVanRijn Deputy Director of Research
  • Aaron Stein@aaronstein1  
  • Chris Miller@crmiller1 Director of Eurasia Program, Assistant Professor at The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  • Nikolas Gvosdev @FPRI_Orbis  Editor, Orbis: FPRI’s Journal of World Affairs, Captain Jerome E. Levy Chair in Economic Geography and National Security at the U.S. Naval War College
  • Clint Watts@SelectedWisdom Distinguished Research Fellow, National Security Contributor for NBC News and MSNBC
  • Indra Ekmanis @indraekmanis Baltic Sea Fellow and Editor of the Baltic Bulletin
  • Una Bergmane @UnaBergmane Baltic Sea Fellow, Researcher at the University of Helsinki
  • Mitchell Orenstein @m_orenstein  Eurasia Senior Fellow, Professor of East European and Russian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Stephanie Petrella @sdpetrella  Eurasia Fellow
  • Sara Ashbaugh @sara_ashbaugh Editor in Chief, BMB Russia
  • Eilish Hart @EilishHart  Eurasia Fellow, Eurasia Program
  • Clara Marchaud @ClaraMarchaud Editor of BMB Ukraine