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What We’re Reading About One Year of War in Ukraine

Making sense of where the conflict stands, how Russia’s invasion has changed the world, and what the future might bring.

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When Russian forces invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, many analysts assumed a swift Russian victory. A year later, Ukraine is still boldly defending its sovereignty, but at a steep price. Deepen your understanding of the ongoing humanitarian crisis with this guide to the best reporting and analysis about the conflict, including on-the-ground dispatches highlighting the courage of Ukrainian civilians and sharp analyses of the war’s historical context and global impact.

Updated: 02/23/23, 5 p.m. ET

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The Best Books on Ukraine and Russia

Serhii Plokhy
Five Books

Serhii Plokhy, Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University, recommends books to better understand the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, from an introductory work by an eminent historian to the latest work of some of Ukraine’s leading novelists.