Department of Political Science


Russia and Ukraine: Europe’s biggest security crisis since World War 2?

27 January 2022, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm

russia and ukraine

Tensions have been mounting rapidly since Russia massed 100,000 troops on the Ukrainian border in December. What does Putin hope to achieve? How should the West respond if the Russians do invade? Can the tensions be defused by the US-Russia talks in Geneva? Four distinguished experts join us to answer these questions: General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, former Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Sir Roderic Lyne, former British Ambassador to Russia, Orysia Lutsevych, Research Fellow and manager of the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House, and Steven Pifer, former US Ambassador to Ukraine.

This event is free.

Event Information

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Abi Turner

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