Policy Brief Series on the Wider Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Date : August 2023

In August 2023, it was estimated that more than 5 million people were internally displaced in Ukraine and more than 6.1 million people have become refugees since the start of the conflict. In addition to the implications on the civilian populations of Ukraine and its bordering countries, the Russian invasion has far-reaching implications for international politics and the global financial system, as well as for multilateral peace and security, including counterterrorism efforts.  

In March 2022, the Global Center hosted a roundtable which provided experts with the opportunity to examine some of these impacts. Building on this event, the Global Center, and the Royal United Services Institute produced a series of policy briefs examining some of the wider issues surrounding the invasion. The policy brief series reflects on topics beyond the immediate geostrategic impacts of the invasion, including on gendered stereotypes and narratives employed in both conflict and policymaking, double standards in terms of foreign fighters traveling to the region, reactions of the global far-right to the war in the Ukraine, and the energy crisis in Europe.

For any inquiries regarding this policy brief series, please contact Ms. Franziska Praxl-Tabuchi at