What to read about the Ukraine crisis? 30 articles for your consideration

As I was thinking about the cacophony of information about the crisis in Ukraine, I mused about the fact that I haven’t seen a book-length treatment to suggest to you. 

However, there have been a number of interesting articles, and I’ve assembled a rather subjective list of them.  This is not a comprehensive collection addressing every aspect of this complicated war, and I don’t necessarily agree with everything in them, but I do think they raise important issues.

Most are fairly brief, but collectively I think they amount to a short ‘book’ of sorts.  Anyway, here for your consideration (arranged chronologically):

  1. Mark Nevitt, Climate Security, Energy Security, and the Russia-Ukraine War, Just Security, May 11, 2022.
  1. Elliot A. Cohen, What Victory Will Look Like in Ukraine, The Atlantic, May 11, 2022.
  1. Katrina vanden Heuvel, Endless war in Ukraine hurts national and global security, Washington Post, May 11, 2022.
  1. Jeff Schogol, Russia actually isn’t as good at information warfare as everyone thought, Task & Purpose, May 11, 2022.
  1. U.S. Dep’t of Defense, Fact Sheet on U.S. Security Assistance for Ukraine, May 10, 2022.
  1. Margarita Konaev and Polina Beliakova, Can Ukraine’s Military Keep Winning?, Foreign Affairs, May 9, 2022.
  1. Phillips Payson O’Brien and Edward Stringer, The Overlooked Reason Russia’s Invasion Is Floundering, The Atlantic, May 9, 2022.
  1. Michael N. Schmitt, Ukraine Symposium – Are We at War?, Articles of War, May 9, 2022.
  1. David E. Johnson, This is What the Russians Do, Lawfire, May 3, 2022.
  1. Elliott Abrams, The Ukraine War, China, and Taiwan, Council on Foreign Relations, May 3, 2022.
  1. Elizabeth Braw, Ukraine’s Digital Fight Goes Global, Foreign Affairs, May 2, 2022.
  1. Ian Lovett, Citizens’ Images of Potential War Crimes in Ukraine Flood the Internet, but Might Not Hold Up in Court, Wall Street Journal, Apr. 30, 2022.
  1. Editorial Board, Can Sanctions Really Stop Putin?, New York Times, Apr. 27, 2022.
  1. Hal Brands, Ukraine War Is Depleting America’s Arsenal of Democracy, Bloomberg.com, Apr. 14, 2022.
  1. Peter Coy, Is Investing in Defense Contractors Actually Immoral?, New York Times, Apr. 13, 2022.
  1. Joseph Gedeon, Why prosecuting Russian war crimes in Ukraine could be complicated, POLITICO, Apr. 13, 2022.
  1. Larry Korb and Stephen Cimbala, Why the War in Ukraine Poses a Greater Nuclear Risk than the Cuban Missile Crisis, Just Security, Apr. 12, 2022.
  1. Adam Taylor, How isolated is Russia, really?, Washington Post, Apr. 8, 2022.
  1. Rebecca Kheel, Milley Says Ukrainians Using Land Mines ‘Effectively,’ Reopening Debate About Controversial Weapons, Military.com, Apr. 7, 2022.
  1. Andrew Exum, The Russian Military Has Descended Into Inhumanity, The Atlantic, Apr. 6, 2022.
  1. Sudarsan Raghavan, Russia has killed civilians in Ukraine. Kyiv’s defense tactics add to the danger, Washington Post, Mar. 28, 2022. 
  1. Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Exacerbates Hunger in Middle East, North Africa, Human Rights Watch, Mar. 21, 2022.
  1. Katie Polglase, Gianlica Mezzofiore, and Livvy Doherty, Anatomy of the Mariupol Hospital Attack, CNN, Mar. 17, 2022.
  1. Alison Durkee, Americans Overwhelmingly Don’t Want U.S. To Risk War With Russia In Aiding Ukraine, Poll Finds, Forbes, Mar. 16, 2022.
  1. Jonathan Turley, Fight for your country? Ukrainians will but Americans torn in new poll. That’s a problem, Fox News (Opinion), Mar. 14, 2022.
  1. Eric Chang, Why Ukraine Is Calling for a Special Criminal Tribunal to Prosecute Putin, Lawfire, Mar. 10, 2022.
  1. Ingrid Wuerth, International Law and the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Lawfare, Feb. 28, 2022.
  1. Stuart Swetland, Russia’s Invasion Is Defeat for Humanity — How Should We Respond?, Nat’l Catholic Register, Feb. 28, 2022.
  1. The Ukraine crisis and the international law of armed conflict (LOAC): some Q & A, Lawfire, Feb. 27, 2022.
  1. Are we ready for war in the infosphere?, Lawfire, Feb. 20, 2022.

Remember what we like to say on Lawfire®: gather the facts, examine the law, evaluate the arguments – and then decide for yourself!

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