Connections vol. 21, no.3, Summer 2022 Putin's Last War
In the early hours of February 24, 2022, Russian and proxy military attacked Ukraine from the north, east, and south. In parallel, Russia conducted massive cyberattacks and propaganda campaigns. To the surprise of many analysts, Ukraine demonstrated exceptional cohesion, resilience, and will to fight. The raging war is already influencing the international security environment and the thinking on societal preparedness, military capabilities and operations, and will continue to do so in the coming decades. This issue presents the early lessons learned from the war, focusing on Russia’s propaganda narratives and information warfare and ways to counter them, the role of professional military education, and combat medical support.
Editors: Prof. Todor Tagarev, Dr. Lada Roslycky, and Prof. Philipp Fluri