The most dangerous threat to international order since 1945

On 24 February 2022, Russia began a military invasion of Ukraine, in a significant escalation of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian conflict that started in 2014 and initially focused on the status of Crimea and parts of the Donbas in the South East of the country.

It is the most significant and most dangerous military conflict in Europe since World War II, with serious threats of a nuclear war. So far, over three million Ukrainians have fled the country; the invasion has also caused the largest refugeecrisis in Europe since 1945.

This page brings together all of CIPS’ ongoing coverage of the crisis. More recent events and blogs are closer to the top.

Blog Post: Putin is Waging War on Eastern Ukraine by Dominique Arel

Blog Post: Vladimir Putin: Saviour of NATO by Peter Jones