• May 30, 2015 | TPF Staff

    May 2015 European-American Security Workshop

    Florence, Italy ŸŸŸ — May 28-30, 2015


    Working Session 1

    Russo-Ukrainian War: Military Lessons Learned

    Chaired by Greg Melcher, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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  • May 12, 2015 | TPF Staff

    Congressional Event: Minsk II Ceasefire


    “OSCE is essentially non-functioning…. What is happening now is preparations for a renewed offensive from the east.”
    – Gen. Wesley Clark, Briefing from Ukraine’s Front Lines, Atlantic Council, March 30, 2015

    “Russia-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to prevent OSCE monitors from doing their jobs by blocking access to large areas of territory under their control…. Denying access to the OSCE gives the appearance the separatists have something to hide.”
    US Department of State, April 24, 2015

    “Russian forces used the opportunities presented by the recent lull in fighting to reset and reposition while protecting their gains…. Many of their actions are consistent with preparations for another offensive.”
    – Gen. Philip Breedlove, SACEUR, before Senate Armed Services Committee, April 30, 2015

    On May 12, 2015, the Potomac Foundation hosted a congressional briefing to offer an  assessment of the Minsk II Ceasefire, the ongoing Russian buildup and reorganization of forces in and adjacent to the Donbass, as well as the current state of Ukrainian defenses. The purpose of this analysis to provide a framework for understanding what offensive military options are available to the Russians over the next several months and the implications these might have for US policy and European security.

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  • March 10, 2015 | TPF Staff

    Russia’s Hybrid War Campaign: Implications for Ukraine and Beyond

    On March 10, 2015, Dr. Karber spoke at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Russian Military Forum on the evolution of the Russian military thought and his observations from numerous trips to the front in Ukraine where Russia is  testing out its hybrid warfare capabilities. WATCH VIDEO

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