Russia's Recent Activity

This page centralizes ISWs coverage of Russia and its lines of effort in Ukraine and Belarus.

Click here to read ISW and the Critical Threat Project's reports on the Russian military buildup near and potential invasion of Ukraine. These reports unpack Putin's likely calculations and use them to forecast his strategy. They provide critical insight for US and Western leaders and policymakers. 

Click here to read ISW's running assessment of Russia's military activity near Belarus and Ukraine. This document is regularly updated.

Click here to see a list of ISW's Belarus updates. Launched near-daily in late 2020 and early 2021, these reports provide moment-to-moment insight into Russia's efforts to integrate the Belarusian military and subordinate the Belarusian state.