The Russia/Ukraine war has lasted a month and it does not seem likely to end quickly. Events are changing every day and escalation can take place any moment — putting the whole world on the verge of a disaster.
Every war ends with a peace agreement. What would an agreement that ends the Russia/Ukraine conflict look like? What are Russia’s goals and what is its bottom line? What can Ukraine agree to in exchange for peace? What are the goals of the US and NATO and what role are they playing? Are the mediation efforts by Turkey, France, and Israel effective and what else is needed? What should US civil society and Congress be advocating?
Our featured guest, Anatol Lieven, is a British journalist, writer and a political scientist. He is a senior research person on Russia and Europe at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. Previously, Anatol Lieven was a journalist in the former Soviet Union and South Asia from 1985 to 1998. He is the author of Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry (1999) that goes into the details of the complex ethical and political relationship between Russia and Ukraine. His most recent book, Climate Change and the Nation State, appeared in paperback last year.
Read a recent interview with Anatol Lieven on today’s crisis.
The session will be moderated by Joseph Gerson, MAPA board member, president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament, and Common Security, and vice president of the International Peace Bureau.