Laura Jones and Kyle Atwell
In Episode 56 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast, we conclude our two-part series focused on irregular warfare in Ukraine.
In the previous episode, our guests discussed Russia’s conception and employment of irregular warfare in Ukraine from its annexation of Crimea in 2014 to its 2022 invasion. Now the conversation turns to the Ukrainian response to Russian attacks, to include how Ukraine has utilized irregular warfare to counter Russia and built resilience in the Ukrainian population and infrastructure. Our guests also discuss the effectiveness of external assistance provided to Ukraine before and during the 2022 invasion.
Micheal Kofman serves as research program director in the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses and as a fellow at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His research focuses on Russia and the former Soviet Union, specializing in Russian armed forces, military thought, capabilities, and strategy. Previously, he served as a program manager and subject matter expert at the National Defense University, advising senior military and government officials on issues in Russia and Eurasia. Mr. Kofman is also a senior editor at War on the Rocks.
This Irregular Warfare Initiative podcast was originally posted through our partner organization, the Modern War Institute at West Point. Listen to the full podcast here.
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