Strategic Consequences of the War in Ukraine for Europe

March 21, 2022, 3:00-4:30 p.m. CET, Zoom

3. European Strategic Dialogue

On February 24th the looming crisis in Ukraine escalated: Regular Russian troops invaded Ukraine on multiple fronts, causing death, suffering and disaster in the process. The conflict was simmering since Russia’s annexation of Crimea and Moscow’s support for two separatist regions in Eastern Ukraine in the aftermath of the regime change triggered by the Maidan protests in 2014. The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has trivialized this large-scale military attack on a sovereign country as a “Special Military Operation”. Even before the invasion, Vladimir Putin has sought to mislead not only the international community, but also the vast majority of the Russian people about the bloody war he was preparing.
Not only for the people in Ukraine, who now either have to fight for the security and sovereignty of their assaulted country, endure the sufferings of Russian occupation or flee from their homes to safe havens in neighboring countries, but also for people in the West Putin’s war against Ukraine constitutes "the start of a new era" (Emmanuel Macron), a “Zeitenwende” (Olaf Scholz) – times of enormous change.
The ESD is bringing together leading experts from Germany, France and the Netherlands in order to help for a better understanding of the background of the Russian attack against Ukraine, decipher the current situation in one of Europe’s largest countries and discuss how the strategic shift broad about by Putin’s war likely affect Europe’s and the World’s strategic trajectory.
 


Schedule

Discussion: 

Dr. Roderick Parkes

Research Director of DGAP and Head of the Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies

Dr. Iulian Romanyshyn

Senior Fellow at the Center for Advanced Security, Strategic and Integration Studies (CASSIS), University of Bonn

Dr. Pierre Haroche

Research Fellow in European Security at the Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM, Paris)

Dr. Nikki Ikani

Assistant Professor Intelligence & Security, Leiden University

 

Moderation:

Sophie Vériter

Doctoral Researcher, Institute of Security and Global Affairs (ISGA), Leiden University


Further Information

Cooperation partners:

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit 

Institut français des Pays-Bas

Universiteit Leiden


Upcoming events
The Strategic Orientation of NATO
Lecture Hall I, ...
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
„The Strategic Orientation of NATO after Madrid and the Alliance’s Nexus with the EU“ with Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, former Secretary General of NATO.
RVL Ukraine-Krieg: Geopol. Machtverschiebungen im Schwarzmeerraum
Hauptgebäude Universität ...
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought war back to the center of Europe. So far, the EU and NATO have responded with surprising unity during the Ukraine ...
Die sicherheitspolitische Bedeutung des Weltraums
Festsaal Bonn ...
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Space is infinite, but the coveted spaces around the Earth are limited - and contested. Satellites operate here, providing services that have become an ...
Climate change-related threats to water security
Webinar via Zoom
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
The dimensions and consequences of climate change pose enormous challenges, especially for Africa. The problems are no longer limited to the more direct ...
Wird geladen