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Yurtayeva calls for action against Russian cyber attacks

Dec 12, 2023
Russia is using “cyberaggression” as an essential element in its invasion of Ukraine. Cyber attacks have been targeted at critical infrastructure, at Ukrainian government agencies, and have been used to disseminate disinformation about the war...
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Ali on Prigozhin's blunt Ukraine was assessment

Jun 27, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: Javed Ali, an associate professor of practice at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, told Newsweek Monday afternoon that Prigozhin's remarks were the "most blunt and direct repudiation of President Putin's long-standing...
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Ali discusses China-Russia relationship

Feb 25, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "Xi has to make a decision about how to manage that relationship with Russia, and what's most important about that in the fight against Ukraine versus China's biggest strategic ambitions. If the intelligence case was that China...
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Levitsky on the stakes of Biden's Ukraine visit

Feb 24, 2023 Money Control
Melvyn Levitsky, Money Control: "(Biden's visit to Ukraine) shows the US’s and NATO’s support for Ukraine. It is also a warning to Russia and Putin not to escalate. Putin knows that a nuclear exchange would destroy Russia as well as a number of...
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Russia-Ukraine, one year later: Ford School experts can discuss

Feb 23, 2023
University of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy experts can discuss Russia's full-scale attack on Ukraine and the ensuing war as the one-year anniversary approaches.  Javed Ali, associate professor of practice at the Ford School, is a former...
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Ali on Putin's increased threats toward Ukraine

Feb 2, 2023
Javed Ali, TRT World: "As President Putin alluded to, Russia is a large powerful military and it doesn't look like Russia, up until now, has fully mobilized the complete arsenal that it has at its disposal, in terms of manpower, weapons systems, and...
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Ali discusses depths Putin will go to in war against Ukraine

Jan 17, 2023 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "The Wagner Group's paramilitary nature and disregard of international human rights and acceptable standards of military conduct also demonstrate the depths Putin's regime will pursue, regardless of the destructive nature of...
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Ali evaluates state of war in Ukraine

Jan 13, 2023 TRT World
Javed Ali, TRT World: "I don't think there's any credible effort to engage in peace talks, just based on the nature of the ferocious fighting in the east. It seems like each side is looking to break through against the other in these pockets, but...
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Ali breaks down Putin's rhetoric

Dec 31, 2022 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "(Putin) believes he has sufficient manpower, equipment, and financial resources to continue the fight until he achieves his goals. His statement about defending Russia's interests there and conjuring up the notions of patriotic...
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Ali discusses longevity of war in Ukraine

Dec 27, 2022 CBC
Javed Ali, CBC: "How many more months can the Russian military withstand these types of troop and equipment and material losses? I don’t think they can do this for more than six months to a...
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Ali on the impact of Ukraine acquiring air defense system

Dec 22, 2022 TRT World
Javed Ali, TRT World: "It sounds like President Zelenskyy will get some of what he had requested previously from the U.S. government, including this one Patriot air defense system. But it’s only one system, and one system alone is not going to...
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Ciorciari breaks down state of war in Ukraine

Dec 19, 2022 Newsweek
John Ciorciari, Newsweek: "The war is now in an extended, grinding phase. The first full winter under sanctions will invite dissent within Russia, especially after Putin's much-criticized mobilization effort. Putin needs to show some credible wins...
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Ali provides insight on war in Ukraine

Dec 15, 2022 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "Over the past year both the Ukrainians and the Russians have demonstrated an ability to make advances, hold territory, but then withdraw to different locations in order to regroup from losses and consolidate for future...
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Ali: Belarus joining war in Ukraine risky

Dec 13, 2022 Newsweek
Javed Ali, Newsweek: "It comes with considerable risks for the Belarusians. Look at the pounding that the Russian military has taken in Ukraine. Belarus is such a small country. It has such limited military resources. Losing a few hundred troops or...
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Ali weighs in on Putin, state of war in Ukraine

Nov 8, 2022 HuffPost
Javed Ali, HuffPost: "It just reinforces the perception of who Putin is and how sort of diabolical this strategy of his is, and the list of potential war crimes keeps getting longer. If Russia isn’t already a pariah country, it would absolutely...
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Levitsky discusses US support for Ukraine

Oct 28, 2022 The Hill
Melvyn Levitsky, The Hill: While lawmakers may ultimately fall in line behind the Biden administration, the divisions and political damage may not fade so quickly.  “On the progressive side, [it] makes them look like they’re weak in the sense of not...
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Ali on backing Ukraine for the long haul

Oct 13, 2022 CanadaTalks Sirius XM 167
Javed Ali, CanadaTalks Sirius XM 167: "So, the ebb and flow of the fight in Ukraine is, unfortunately, sort of a byproduct of the shifting momentum on both sides, in terms of what Ukraine and Russia are able to do to each other and then also how...
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Ali dismisses Putin's nuclear threats

Oct 7, 2022 Newsweek
With Ukraine making impressive advances on the battlefield, Putin has found himself backed into a corner. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, believes Putin's recent threats are just threats. "Even a single use of a tactical nuclear...
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Ali on Ukraine's use of U.S. weapons

Oct 6, 2022 Newsweek
Using the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) sent by the U.S., Ukraine has made impressive gains in the war against Russia. Javed Ali, associate professor of practice, comments to Newsweek about their use and impact in the...
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Putin may be on his last legs, says Biegun

Oct 3, 2022 The Detroit News
In an op-ed for The Detroit News, Weiser International Policymaker in Residence Stephen Biegun argues that faced with unprecedented criticism, Putin will fall if Russia is defeated in Ukraine. "While the discontent in Russia is a consequence of...

The war in Ukraine, one year in

Feb 20, 2023, 5:00-7:00 pm EST
Horace H. Rackham School Of Graduate Studies
Join the Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia for a conversation with Ukrainian-born retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, former Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council. We'll examine the current state of the war and its impacts on the Ukrainian people; the implications for global security; and prospects for peace and rebuilding.