This Newlines Institute Contours podcast reviews the geopolitical effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, assesses what might occur in that conflict in the year ahead, and seeks to answer the question of whether anything or anyone can convince Russia and Ukraine to halt the fighting. New Lines Senior Director Nicholas Heras is joined by two globally recognized experts on Russia, Ukraine, and the war’s geopolitical impact war – New Lines Senior Director Eugene Chausovsky and New Lines Nonresident Fellow Jeff Hawn – to further break down the intricate network of tactics the U.S. and its partners have engaged to isolate and punish Russia, the geopolitical strategy that Putin’s government has embarked on, and the prospects for an outright Ukrainian victory in the war.
Carolyn Moorman and Kwangu Liwewe discuss upcoming elections in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. They focus on key domestic security and economic challenges in each country, as well as threats to the elections and to democracy as a whole in the region
As Moscow struggles on the ground in Ukraine, it is increasingly likely to look to space for a strategic advantage against Kyiv and its allies.
Conflict in the Middle East has resulted not only in the loss of life but also in loss of livelihood for millions of refugees. The economic consequences of societies that have collapsed due to conflict have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. This has created an even more urgent need for alternative solutions for refugee resilience.