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Smart Take: Ukraine’s Defensive Strategy Against Russia

August 23, 2022

General (ret.) David Petraeus, Co-Chair of the Wilson Center Global Advisory Council and Former Commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, explains the success of the Ukrainian military to defend against Russia thus far and what victory in the war may look like for Ukraine.


A portrait of Petraeus standing in front of an American flag and the seal of the CIA.

General (ret.) David Petraeus

Co-Chair, Wilson Center Global Advisory Council; Chairman, KKR Global Institute; Frmr Commander, U.S. and NATO Forces in Afghanistan 
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more