A haunting image of a Ukrainian opposition fighter in the foreground of a city in rubble represents the unwavering spirit of the resistance, which was a key driving force behind Viktor Yanukovych’s downfall. Steve LeVine explains why this “silent power” will prevent a future Russian invasion and pave the way for a new government.

About the Author

Steve LeVine
As a Future Tense fellow at New America, Steve LeVine is writing a book on the connection between the transformation of energy and shifts in geopolitical power. The book focuses on advances in battery technology. Mr. LeVine is Washington Correspondent for Quartz, where he writes about the geopolitics of energy and technology. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, where he teaches energy security.