The Timeline to the War in Ukraine, 2022: A New Series


We are publishing a series on the run up to the war in Ukraine, and that timeline starts in the summer of 2021.

We have published three so far.

The first begins in June 2021, and a Russian exercise in the Pacific.

The second then highlights the new Russian national security strategy and Putin’s essay on the new Russian Slavic empire, both published in July 2021.

The third highlights the conflict in the Black Sea in the summer of 2021.

The future series then highlights the following:

The impact of the Biden Administration’s Fall, 2021 which starts with the Afghan Blitzkrieg withdrawal.

It then moved onto the AUKUS announcement and the undercutting of France in Western security and defense policy.

It then moved into the embracing of Ukraine without any realistic strategy for the longer term.

We then highlight Putin’s Valdai Discussion Club presentation and its implications.

Next we focus on the use of the migrants into Europe as a hybrid war tools which was part of the incorporation of Belarus into the new Russian empire.

We stop there and conclude with a couple of essays on Putin, Ukraine and the Way Ahead.

All of these articles can and will be found in our defense decisions micro site on

Featured Image: KYIV, UKRAINE – Feb. 25, 2022: War of Russia against Ukraine. View of a civilian building damaged following a Russian rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine.  Credit: Bigstock

The Timeline to the War in Ukraine: 2022: June 2021

The Timeline to the War in Ukraine: 2022: July 2021

The Timeline to the War in Ukraine, 2022: Exercises, Conflict and Information War in the Black Sea, Summer 2021