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Tag Archives: Diplomacy & Conflict

Biden administration reportedly now willing to send U.S. made Abrams tanks to Ukraine

Excerpt: The U.S. has already agreed to provide Strykers and Bradleys to Ukraine. The Abrams is the final frontier with respect to what the U.S. can offer in terms of armored vehicles.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:National Defense, Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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Mr. Zelenskyy goes to Washington: D.C. offers a warm welcome to the President of Ukraine

Excerpt: Making his first trip abroad since the escalation of the war Putin began many years ago in an attempt to gobble up Ukrainian territory and weaken the second largest country in Europe, Zelenskyy explained in a series of appearances that Ukraine is fighting against autocracy and oppression on behalf of the entire free world and needs all of the help that it can get from allies like the United States. 
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, World Commmunity
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Six factors that could impact the trajectory of Vladimir Putin’s war of aggression in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This October 31st update looks at six factors that could impact the trajectory of the conflict instigated by the dictator of the Russian Federation, which has claimed thousands of lives and contributed to inflation around the globe.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Putin’s war in Ukraine isn’t going well, but with no free press to hold him accountable, public opinion isn’t turning against him

Excerpt: Former U.S. Representative Don Bonker explains how Russia's lack of a free press has allowed Vladimir Putin to manipulate public opinion in his favor even though Putin's murderous war in Ukraine isn't getting results for the Kremlin.
Written by:Don Bonker
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Vladimir Putin affirms intent to continue waging his murderous war in Ukraine

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This April 13th update discusses Vladimir Putin's recent comments at the Vostochny Cosmodrome and the strategic withdrawal of Russian forces away from the capital of Kyiv.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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It’s been one month since Putin escalated his murderous invasion of Ukraine. Can its defenders repel Russia’s attacks?

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 24th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Vladimir Putin’s war on Ukraine is the stress test of an epoch for Earth’s democracies

Excerpt: In this commentary, NPI Advisory Councilmember Gael Tarleton discusses Vladimir Putin's war of aggression against the Ukrainian people and the importance of stamina in achieving a long-term effective response from NATO and the world community.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Attack on Kyiv remains stalled, but other cities are suffering under Russian occupation

Excerpt: What's happening in Ukraine? This March 13th update discusses what we know about efforts to evacuate civilians, resupply the Ukrainian defenders, and impose penalties on Russia for Putin's war of aggression.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukrainian forces continue to grimly repel Vladimir Putin’s invaders as war drags on

Excerpt: This March 6th update discusses recent events in Ukraine, which had been under attack by Vladimir Putin Moscow-based regime for a week and a half as of press time.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War rages on in Ukraine as its patriotic defenders struggle to repel Russian invaders

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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The second day of Vladimir Putin’s bloody, unnecessary war against Ukraine has begun

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Ukraine severs diplomatic relations with Russia as it battles against Putin’s invasion

Excerpt: Ukrainian forces are putting up the fiercest resistance they can muster against the Russian assault, but Putin's forces are better equipped. Ukrainian officials have said their greatest need is equipment as opposed to personnel.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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War underway: Russian forces have begun attacking Ukraine on Vladimir Putin’s orders

Excerpt: Ukranian officials reported that the capital, Kyiv, had been struck by Russian missiles. Unconfirmed reports suggested that Russian forces were moving against Kyiv's airport and other strategic targets within Ukraine. Loud booms have been heard in Kyiv and Kharkiv by correspondents working for CNN and the BBC.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Policy Topics, Series & Special Reports, World Commmunity
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The United States needs a strategy to bring Vladimir Putin’s Russia back from the edge

Excerpt: "How we shape policy to advance a more stable, secure future for our people is on the line right now," NPI's Gael Tarleton writes. "It is the right time to re-evaluate and evolve the security structures and relationships designed during the Cold War."
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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