CSET’s Margarita Konaev and Owen J. Daniels shared their expert analysis in an op-ed published by Foreign Affairs. The op-ed delves into Ukraine’s summer counteroffensive against Russia and the obstacles it has faced, while also acknowledging the resilience and adaptability of the Ukrainian military amidst the counteroffensive’s challenges.
The op-ed further recognizes shifts in Russia’s behavior on the battlefield, including initial tactical errors followed by notable improvements in tactics, electronic warfare capabilities, and command-and-control infrastructure.
Crucially, the op-ed underscores the paramount importance of Western support and patience for Ukraine in this war of attrition and suggests the need to adjust expectations in the face of ongoing challenges.
Read the full op-ed in Foreign Affairs.