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Bob McConnell
Coordinator, External Relations
U.S.-Ukraine Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network

Robert A. McConnell is a co-founder of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation and Coordinator of External Relations for the Foundation’s Friends of Ukraine Network. He is Principal of R.A. McConnell and Associates. Previously, he has served as head of the Government Advocacy Practice at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Vice President – Washington for CBS, Inc, and Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Justice during the Reagan Administration.

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Mar 19, 2022
The Speaker of the House and Senator Schumer, the Majority Leader of the Senate, invited Ukrainian President Zelenskyy to speak to Congress (and the American public). One of the things President […]
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People in Ukraine are Dying and Putin - despite everything - is winning
Mar 16, 2022
I apologize - I do not want to overburden in boxes - I withhold a lot of items I deem important and relevant in this time of war. But I […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: The United States Needs to Help Ukraine in the Air War
Mar 14, 2022
Previously I have suggested a coalition of the willing establish and enforce a no-fly-zone over Ukraine. Indeed I have seen several petitions for a NFZ being circulated and gaining huge […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: Is it only Russia that signs and ignores agreements?
Mar 11, 2022 | Robert A. McConnell Jr.
One is not supposed to mention the Budapest Memorandum in polite company, but I am going to do so anyway. To get Ukraine to release the nuclear arsenal on its […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: Nukes and Putin's Strategy
Mar 10, 2022 | Robert A. McConnell Jr.
In an article in The National Interest Dr. Stephen Blank and Peter Huessy review how important nuclear weapons are to Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine.  It is a discussion worth […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: What the Ukrainians Are Fighting For
Mar 09, 2022 | Robert A. McConnell Jr.
Having listened to many Americans it would seem what they are watching on television from Ukraine is inspiring but also a bit – maybe – surprising. What the people of […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: How Long Does it Take?
Mar 07, 2022
How Long Does it Take? Where there is a will there is a way – What are we Waiting For? Ukraine’s need for airplanes is not new, not a secret.  […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: When international corporations leave Russia, the little dictator is in real trouble.
Mar 03, 2022
Just a few weeks ago the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation hosted a webinar with Paul Goble and David Kramer. In his opening remarks Paul noted that during the existence of the Soviet […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: With His Own Rational Putin Establishes he has no Case Against Ukraine
Mar 02, 2022
For years - long before Ukraine's independence - it seemed that if I read a reference to Ukraine, it was "the Ukraine" it had something to do with Ukraine being […]
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OPINION from Robert McConnell: Isn't it Time to Redefine and Expand Our Support for Ukraine?
Mar 02, 2022 | Robert A. McConnell Jr.
It is appropriate to acknowledge the Administration has done a very good job of herding the Europeans, the EU and NATO, into working together, imposing sanctions together to punish Putin […]
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