Russia vs Ukraine and NATO: Assessing the Ukraine Crisis

A CIPS Event
Wednesday, 26 January 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location
Off-campus address: 
Online
Contact information
Contact person: 
Anna Bogic
Email: 
abogic@uottawa.ca
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Presented by CIPS

‘There is a real risk for new armed conflict in Europe’.  These are the chilling words of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. Russia has amassed an estimated 100,000 combat-ready troops, tanks, and heavy military equipment near Ukraine’s border. So far high-level talks with between Moscow and NATO and the United States have failed, as NATO refuses to meet President Putin’s guarantee that Ukraine and former Soviet nations will never be invited to join the military alliance.  In a fast-moving, rapidly changing situation, this expert panel will examine the background to the current crisis, assess the likelihood of war, the prospects of a negotiated solution, and the implications for Ukraine, NATO and global security.

Panelists:

Oxana Shevel is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tufts University where her research and teaching focuses on Ukraine and the post-Soviet region.

Samuel Charap is a senior political scientist at the RAND Corporation. His research interests include the foreign policies of Russia and the former Soviet states; European and Eurasian regional security; and U.S.-Russia deterrence, strategic stability, and arms control.

Dominique Arel is the Chair of Ukrainian Studies and professor at the School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Chair:

Jean-François Ratelle is a replacement assistant professor of conflict studies and human rights at the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) at the University of Ottawa as well as an affiliated researcher at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University.