THE WEEKLY BRIEF
BY A. JOSEPH LYNCH
WAR IN UKRAINE IN VIDEO
OVERVIEW OF THE WAR
MAPPING THE WAR ON THE GROUND
Anthropology of Accord is hard at work tracking the ongoing war in Ukraine in hopes of providing you both with good coverage and also with the information you need to understand the conflict. This week we recommend you watch some of the video content we've produced at Religion, Sex, and Politics. Please feel free to watch the videos below to learn more about the events of the week.
Our first video explains the conflict within the intellectual framework put forward by Samuel Huntington in 1996. This war, we argue, is part of the clash of civilizations. Thus while the atheist West characterizes the war in terms of ideology, we with Huntington see the war itself as a conflict within the Orthodox world on the one hand while at the same time being a point of contact and conflict between Orthodox Russia and the atheist West. Ukraine, in other words, sits along a civilizational fault line - and we are now witnessing an earthquake after years of pressure building underneath. The video below also provides some necessary historical context for the events of recent days. All very worth watching.
Our second video examines the war itself. It focuses on the events that led to the war, how Russia is strategically and politically carrying out the war, and what responses we've seen in the world since the war's outbreak.
And finally we have a short map video that explains Russia's strategy on the ground, the military progress it's made, and what we could expect to see in the days ahead.