After nearly two years of a pandemic that shook the world, Vladimir Putin added another shock wave by invading Ukraine on February 24, 2022. Since that time, more than 10 million Ukrainians have fled their homes, tens of thousands of Ukrainians have died, with NATO countries and the UN providing support in the form of weapons and billions of dollars. Finland and Sweden, both non-NATO countries, now want to join NATO, raising the possibility of a standoff between NATO countries and Russia. One thing is certain: resolution will not happen quickly. Our study group will begin by exploring the origins of Putin’s war using the Frontline documentary Putin’s Road to War (March 15, 2022). In real-time, we will then examine the state of the war, the humanitarian crisis, Putin’s disinformation campaign, and the support of Putin by some American and international leaders and media outlets. We will also discuss the war’s impact on food, energy, inflation, mounting concerns of a military escalation and a sharp global economic slowdown. Join us for an eye-opening and thought-provoking learning experience.