Focus on the war in Ukraine

Meatgrinder: Russian Tactics in the Second Year of Its Invasion of Ukraine

1 June 2023

This report examines the adaptation of Russian tactics in the war in Ukraine and the challenges this poses for the Ukrainian armed forces. It offers a precise military interpretation of the transformation of combat in this conflict. Special Report, WATLING Jack,...

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Point of no Return? The Transformation of the Global Order after the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

1 June 2023

In this report, a dozen Polish experts look at the transformation of the international order since Russia's massive invasion of Ukraine in 2022. The subjects covered in their analyses range from the prospects for European security to the changing role of China...

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The Russo-Ukrainian War. The Return of History

1 June 2023

A historian and professor of Ukrainian and Eastern European history at Harvard University, Serhii Plokhy traces the historical context and various cultural aspects of Ukraine and Russia to analyse the origins and course of the current war...

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The bear and the fox. An immediate history of the war in Ukraine

1 June 2023

This book offers a military analysis of the Russian-Ukrainian war. As well as providing useful insights into Russian-Ukrainian history, the authors look at the fighting, the strengths and weaknesses, and the new features of this conflict, which has already claimed more than 350,000 victims. GOYA Michel,...

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Ukraine between East and West

7 May 2023

With a dozen articles and a number of boxes written by a series of specialists, this issue of the journal "Questions internationales" provides a useful guide to the different facets of the war in Ukraine. From the historical background to the economic, social and political aspects...

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How Russia Went to War. The Kremlin's Preparations for Its Aggression Against Ukraine

7 May 2023

In this report, produced by one of the leading think tanks in the Baltic region, the authors look at Russia's preparations for the war of aggression against Ukraine. They explore the various actions taken by the Kremlin in the political and information spheres, as well as in the military and...

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War in Ukraine: military analysis and prospects

7 May 2023

This note, produced between December 2022 and March 2023, aims to provide an interim assessment of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine and to outline some of the prospects for this conflict. It analyses the components of the Russian strategy, focusing on the...

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Russia's war against Ukraine. Chronological landmarks and historical documents (1991-2023)

7 May 2023

Produced by the Centre d'études des mondes russes, caucasien & centre-européen (Centre for Russian, Caucasian and Central European Studies) at EHESS, this timeline lists the main events, official documents and speeches by leaders, all translated into French, to shed light on the nature of the Russian...

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What security guarantees can the EU provide to Ukraine?

3 April 2023

At a time of intense debate over the outcome of Russia's war against Ukraine, Pierre Haroche deciphers the security guarantees that the European Union could put in place once Ukraine has emerged from the war. HAROCHE Pierre, Institut Jacques Delors, March 2023. See

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Arrest warrant against Vladimir Putin: has the International Criminal Court crossed the Rubicon?

31 March 2023

Strategic vision of the Délégué général pour l'armement FERNANDEZ Julian, Le Rubicon, 20 March 2023. See

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Between intentionality and inevitability: at the sources of Russian war crimes in Ukraine

3 March 2023

In this well-documented and educational article, the authors analyse the causes of Russian violence and war crimes in Ukraine. They highlight their multifactorial dimension and demonstrate the need to take account of two levels of analysis in order to understand them: "that of intentionality" and "that of...

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The long war in Ukraine

12 December 2022

In this article, Jean-Marie Guéhenno explains that the war in Ukraine heralds a new era in the history of conflict. He presents it as both a total war (for Ukraine) and a limited war (for Western countries and Russia). From the outset, he identifies...

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War in Ukraine :<br>What is Yugoslav oblivion all about?

1 December 2022

In this educational and structured text, the author puts the war in Ukraine into perspective with the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s. Using a comparative approach, he questions the idea that war has 'returned' to Europe for the first time since 1945....

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Ukraine and Russia at the test of war

21 November 2022

In this interview, Anna COLIN LEBEDEV, a sociologist of post-Soviet societies, analyses the impact of the war on Ukrainian and Russian society. The text highlights the complexity of the current situation and the challenges of future recompositions due to multiple variables...

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What kind of peace for Ukraine?<br>Understanding the causes of war in order to put an end to it

16 November 2022

Drawing on a study of the origins of the conflict and the theories of the end of the war, the text explains that lasting peace in Ukraine can only be achieved by setting up a credible Ukrainian deterrent force and revising the...

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What the war in Ukraine is doing to Arctic cooperation

9 November 2022

Based on a study of the impact of the war in Ukraine on the functioning of the Arctic Council, of which Russia is a member, the article analyses the prospects for cooperation in this region. ESCUDE Camille, Le Rubicon, 9 November 2022. See

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