War in Ukraine: Understanding Russia’s Military Strategy

calendarclock - (GMT)

As fighting continues, the discussion will look at what lessons the war can teach us about Russia’s broader military strategy.

Watch the event


In the days following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, analysis has focused predominantly on the tactical: assessing the capabilities of troops on the ground, logistical support, and command structures.

This discussion, led by RUSI’s Russia in the World Programme in partnership with the Kennan Institute – the premier US-based centre for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia – will take a broader approach by examining what the current war reveals about Russia's military strategy and its security thinking on countries such as Belarus. Speakers will assess what 'victory' and 'defeat' could look like for Putin's administration, as well as touch on the economic costs for Russia as sanctions begin to bite and multinational companies previously untroubled by Russia’s behaviour now withdraw.


  • Emily Ferris, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia, RUSI
  • Dr Richard Connolly, Director, Eastern Advisory Group and Associate Fellow, RUSI
  • Dr Andrew Monaghan, George F Kennan Fellow, Wilson Center and Senior Associate Fellow, RUSI

How to attend

This event is open to the public. To take part, you must pre-register no later than 15 March 2022 using the ‘Register Now’ button. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions, please email Sabrina Downey, Events Director, at sabrinad@rusi.org.

Watch the event

Explore our related content