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  • Writer's pictureMariah Nimmons

The Judgment of Solomon

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Updated Resources - April 10, 2024


Meeting of the President of Ukraine with the President of the European Commission and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (President.gov.ua, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


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Foreign Ministers and attendees view the North Atlantic Treaty at a NATO 75th Anniversary event in Brussels, Belgium, April 4, 2024. (U.S. Department of State from United States, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons)


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In addition to our weekly resource update, today we also offer an updated collection of pieces on the Israeli-Hamas war.


Beyond the Kremlin’s stated objectives of ‘denazifying Ukraine’ and ‘reunifying the Russian World’ - past the besieged nation’s geographical desirability and bountiful resources - the intersection of Ukraine and the West casts its shadow over the invasion. In the first quarter of the 21st century, Ukraine has served as a flashpoint between Russia and the West. This week sees renewed scrutiny of Ukraine’s relations with NATO and the European Union. In today’s resource update, we include the latest on Western support for Ukraine, NATO and its role in the conflict, European trade, and more.


We begin with Eurostat’s recent data revealing the current statistics on Ukrainian refugees living in Europe. A People’s Deputy of Ukraine presents a Ukrainian perspective on Western involvement and support for the Atlantic Council. The European Council on Foreign Relations discusses the hindrance that bilateral disputes pose to EU enlargement, arguing that they must be decoupled from the accession process. A second piece from the Council details the Ukrainian civil service's efforts towards European integration and discusses the obstacles that state administrators must address in preparation for EU membership.

We are reminded of the economic complexities of war as Euractiv covers the last minute efforts of European legislators to renew the Autonomous Trade Measures introduced after the 2022 invasion and intended to facilitate Ukrainian agricultural exports to the EU. At the other end of the bargaining table, The Conversation breaks down recent proposals to increase tariffs on imports from Russia and Belarus to safeguard European markets and farmers and to limit the EU’s contribution to the Russian ‘war machine’. A novel avenue for Western support is outlined in a Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty brief on the historic proposal to use frozen Russian assets to aid Ukraine. The piece goes on to examine the recent NATO gathering in Brussels on the alliance’s 75th anniversary.


Responsible Statecraft suggests that the alliance is at a crossroads on this anniversary, arguing that down one path there is an end to the war in Ukraine, while the other follows a familiar cold war trajectory. The publication goes on to discuss NATO’s will to safeguard support for Ukraine against the ‘winds of political change’ in a year marked by a record number of global elections. In addition to the 75th anniversary, April 4th also commemorated the one year anniversary of its newest member state Finland. A piece from the Wilson Center explores the Nordic nation’s first year in the organization and looks ahead to its role in the second year, including its position in relation to the Ukraine War. For a Russian perspective on NATO, Russian foreign policy expert Fyodor Lukyanov questions the stability of the western bloc in a piece for RT.


We conclude with a report from The Kyiv Independent on Western partners’ allocation of $700M towards the embattled country’s de-mining efforts, as well a piece from The Washington Post detailing intelligence that describes Russia’s efforts to erode US support for Ukraine.


In the overview, the origins of the Ukraine War and its ramifications for the global order. In videos, a realist perspective on NATO from Anatol Lieven, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Mearsheimer, and Jack Matlock. Find also a retelling of Russia's last six years through a cartoon from Russian animator Egor Zhgun. In the arts, Ukrainian cultural divorce from the Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov, the outspoken Russian artist and activist currently fighting for Ukraine, and Ukrainian theater comes to Canada’s Stratford Festival.


Find these stories - as well as perspectives that illuminate the repercussions of the Moscow Terror attack and its intersections with the war - in today’s Russia-Ukraine resource update. Visit our blog for new resources on the Israel-Hamas War.


 




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