What Should Western Strategy regarding the Russian Aggression in Ukraine Be?
18 February 2019, 11:03
author: Центр "Нова Європа"

Five years ago Russian aggression In Ukraine started, first with the occupation of the Crimea and then with the hostilities in the East. Despite numerous attempts of Ukraine and its Western partners to restore Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Russia has not demonstrated the will to stop the conflict, with the death toll reaching 13 000 now. Over five years of war we are asking ourselves: what did these years bring in terms of successes and failures?

The New Europe Center collected the opinions of the renowned foreign researchers about the following questions:

  • What are the key achievements of the West in supporting Ukraine against Russian aggression?
  • What are the key shortcomings of Western policy?
  • In your opinion, what should the future strategy of the West regarding the Russian aggression against Ukraine be?

You can read the argumentation of the following experts in our new policy commentaryMathieu Boulegue, Research Fellow, Russia, and Eurasia Programme, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); Steven Pifer, William J Perry fellow at Stanford University, nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution, Ambassador of the USA to Ukraine (1998-2000); Susan Stewart, Senior Associate, German Institute for International and Security Affairs; Florent Parmentier, Head of Policy Lab, Sciences Po, Associate Fellow, HEC Paris Center for Geopolitics (France); Daniel Szeligowski, Senior Research Fellow, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM).

The paper was written within the Think Tank Development Initiative for Ukraine (TTDI), carried out by the International Renaissance Foundation in partnership with the Think Tank Fund of the Open
Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE) with financial support of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.
The views and opinions expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine, the International Renaissance Foundation, and the Open Society Initiative for Europe (OSIFE).

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