17th November – Lessons from Ukraine by Jonathan Marcus


This is a Zoom talk and will take place at 6pm on Thursday 17th November.

Jonathan Marcus joined the BBC World Service in 1985 and on the eve of Operation Desert Storm taking up the post of Defence Correspondent, He has travelled extensively in the Balkans; the Middle East, Eastern Europe and the United States and has reported for the BBC from all over the world including Kuwait; Bosnia; Kosovo; Macedonia; Israel and Iraq. During the Iraq War he anchored BBC coverage from the Central Command Headquarters in Doha, Qatar.

Lessons from Ukraine

The Ukrainian military has fared better than many expected given its smaller size, budget and number of munitions compared to its adversary. Among the factors shaping the “David and Goliath” conflict up to this point has been Ukraine’s “smart tactical use” of its anti-tank and anti-aircraft weapons, alongside poor planning on the part of Russia.