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The Russia-Ukraine War Report Card, Feb. 20, 2024

February 21, 2024
Feb. 20 update: Continued stalemate. Ukraine retreated from Avdiivka, with hundreds of troops reported missing and likely captured. Net territorial change in the past month: Russia +45 square miles.
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Trump Plans to Use Aid as Leverage to Make Moscow and Kyiv Negotiate; ZSU Closer to Losing Avdiivka

February 15, 2024
Plus: Trump threatens to deny Article 5 to delinquent NATO members.
Analysis

FY24 NDAA: Decreased Funding for Ukraine and Other Changes

Aleksandra Srdanovic February 15, 2024 RM Exclusives
This in-depth look at the FY24 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) details key Russia-related highlights and changes from FY23.
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The Russia-Ukraine War Report Card, Feb. 20, 2024
February 21, 2024
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Trump Plans to Use Aid as Leverage to Make Moscow and Kyiv Negotiate; ZSU Closer to Losing Avdiivka
February 15, 2024
Analysis
FY24 NDAA: Decreased Funding for Ukraine and Other Changes
February 15, 2024
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Macron’s European Security Order: Stronger European Defense, Less Reliance on US and New Post-War Dynamic With Russia

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Since February 2023, Macron has consistently stated that Russia cannot and must not win its war against Ukraine—but at the same time, he has repeatedly talked about the need to build a security architecture “with” Russia once the war is over.
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European Security and Insecurity: Harvard Fellows and Students Explore Impact of Russia’s War Against Ukraine on America

Karen Donfried
A series of discussions on the Russian-Ukrainian war at Harvard’s Kennedy School debated key issues confronting Americans as a result of the war, featuring arguments directly relevant to today's debate on Capitol Hill over continued assistance to Ukr...
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Russia, the West and the ‘World Majority’

Angela Stent
As Russia begins its one-year presidency of the BRICS this month, great power competition in the Global South, or what Russia now calls the “World Majority,” will intensify.
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Population Numbers Allow Ukrainian Military to Call Up 500,000, But Can It Afford to Keep Them?

Simon Saradzhyan
While Ukraine's conscription pool is deep enough, whether or not it can afford to keep half a million more soldiers in its fighting force is an open question.
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For Putin, Winning is Not Everything in Russia’s Presidential Election

Thomas Graham
The election is meant to showcase Putin’s mastery of the political system, and therefore his legitimacy; by extension, it will serve as a referendum on the war in Ukraine itself.
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What Putin’s Unsurprising Re-Election Bid Means for Russia’s Future

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Putin wants the 2024 elections to confirm that he is the only option for seeing the Ukraine conflict to a successful close.
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Russia's Upper Hand Puts US-Ukraine at a Crossroads

George Beebe and Anatol Lieven
Absent a compromise settlement, massive levels of aid for Kyiv would have to continue, perhaps indefinitely.
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