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The War in Ukraine at One Year: Belfer Center Perspectives

Feb. 24, 2023

Marking one year since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Belfer Center this week hosted Ukraine’s Foreign Minister for a discussion of the war and its significance for Ukraine and the world. In this special feature, we include video from Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba’s conversation with the Center’s Eric Rosenbach and Paula Dobriansky. We also include a report card on the war from Graham Allison and Kate Davidson, a policy brief from the Sexual Violence in Conflict project, interviews that highlight perspectives from the people of Ukraine and Russia, and new insights and perspectives from a range of experts on how the war is impacting global order as well as regions and people across the globe.

This special feature includes analysis and insights from Peter Ajak, Graham Allison, Mariana Budjeryn, Matthew Bunn, Natalie Colbert, Kate Davidson, Edward Djeredjian, Francesca GiovanniniStephen Herzog, Fiona Hill, John Park, Eric Rosenbach, Guido Torres, Natasha Yefimova-Trilling, and Ketaki Zodgekar.

Conversation with Ukraine Foreign Minister Kuleba

The Future of Diplomacy Project and Harvard Kennedy School’s Ukraine Caucus hosted a conversation on February 22 with Dmytro Kuleba, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. The discussion was moderated by Belfer Center Co-Director Eric Rosenbach and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, a Senior Fellow at the Future of Diplomacy Project.

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One year into the Russia-Ukraine War, it remains difficult to get an accurate picture of what is actually happening. It has been vital to keep in mind one axiom that has become a cliché: the fog of war is dense and thickened by disinformation and propaganda.  To ensure our feet are on a solid foundation as we try to interpret the latest news from Ukraine, Graham Allison and Kate Davidson created a weekly Report Card.
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Lessons From a Year of War

Belfer Center faculty members reflect on how the conflict has changed the way we think about vital global issues and what lessons it has taught us.

Experts Discuss Ukrainian and Russian Views of the War

Belfer Center Communications Fellow Ada Ezeokoli interviewed Mariana Budjeryn, Senior Research Associate with the Project on Managing the Atom, and Natasha Yefimova-Trilling, Contributing Editor of Russia Matters, for their expertise and insights into how Ukrainians and Russians view the war and its impacts.

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Impacts of the Ukraine War Around the Globe

The war in Ukraine affects regions around the world in a variety of ways. Belfer Center experts reflect on how the conflict is impacting the countries and regions they study.
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A Strategic Assessment of Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine

The Belfer Center’s Intelligence Project and Russia Matters held a conference on the war in Ukraine, examining military objectives, force structure, and capabilities in addition to strategic goals, economic sanctions, and political changes underway. Russia expert Fiona Hill delivered the keynote address.
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The Indispensability of Multilateral Governance in War

The conflict in Ukraine has brought about a renewed appreciation for the importance and the indispensability of multilateral governance in negotiating armed conflicts, protecting human rights, and defending national sovereignty, writes Managing the Atom Executive Director Francesca Giovannini.
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Wartime Sexual Violence in Ukraine

Using insights from the Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (SVAC) dataset, this policy brief by Ketaki Zodgekar outlines key trends in the use of sexual violence in Russia’s war against Ukraine between 2014 and 2021, describing the reported perpetrators, where it occurred, and what forms it took.
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Visitor Highlights

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A Year of Belfer Center Analysis

Belfer Center experts have been providing timely insights on the war in Ukraine since its beginning in February 2022. Explore our archive of reports, op-eds, and analysis from the past year.
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For Academic Citation:The War in Ukraine at One Year: Belfer Center Perspectives.” News, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, February 24, 2023.