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The West’s Relations with Ukraine and Russia after the War


The third of four events at the 1st Athens Security Forum organized by the Institute of International Relations (IDIS). The Forum will focus on the new geopolitical realities and security threats that NATO’s new strategic concept must address.

Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has been condemned by the West and met with a strong collective response. The European Union and the United States have imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia, individual NATO countries have supplied Ukraine with weapons, and Western private companies have rapidly decoupled from the Russian market.

As the conflict enters a new phase, Ukrainian leaders and Western partners are now deliberating how to provide for both Ukraine’s long-term security and that of Europe and its neighborhood more broadly.

This panel of distinguished experts will examine the likely issues and challenges that the EU, NATO, and the international community will confront in dealing with Ukraine and Russia following the war and assess what role they can play in any postwar security settlement.

11:15 EDT (New York) / 18:15 EET (Greece)



Forum Speakers:
Volodymyr Dubovyk, Director of the Center for International Studies, Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University
Paula Redondo Alvarez-Palencia, Programme Officer for Russia and Central Asia, NATO PDD

James Nixey, Director, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Olga Oliker, Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Crisis Group
Constantinos Filis, Director and Assoc. Professor, Institute of Global Affairs, the American College of Greece
Julie Newton, Director of the University Consortium; Visiting Fellow, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Moderator: Alexander Cooley, Claire Tow Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia University


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