Media Call: Can Ukraine Sustain Advances in Its Existential Fight?

RAND researchers will discuss the latest news about the conflict in Ukraine, including:

  • sustainability of the Ukrainian counteroffensive
  • indications that the counteroffensive signals a new phase of the war
  • effects of Ukraine's use of heavier and more-sophisticated weaponry
  • whether the Russian military will declare a mobilization or otherwise escalate its war
  • assistance Russia is receiving from foreign allies
  • domestic challenges facing Russian President Putin
  • geopolitical effects of the conflict.


A moderated conversation with RAND experts, followed by journalist Q&A


Monday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. ET


Alyssa Demus, Samuel Charap, and Barry Pavel, moderated by Jeffrey Hiday.


Contact to request a ZoomGov link to this conversation. Please write UKRAINE LINK in the subject line.


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