In February, Russia invaded Ukraine, upending decades of geopolitical and security assumptions in Europe and setting off a deadly and tragic war—with consequences not only in Kyiv and Moscow, but across the West. In the months since, the war has proved brutal and cruel; it has also consolidated Ukrainian identity and resolve, and led to a new set of policy assumptions and priorities among Western governments. Throughout, Joshua Yaffa, who spent a decade living and reporting in Russia, traveled across Ukraine—where he has also deep experience as a journalist—witnessing the war up close. Can Ukraine win the war? What sort of country will emerge in its wake? And what can the world expect of Putin’s Russia?
08 Jun 22