Strengthening Ukraine’s Resilience: What Role for National and International Actors?
Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-16)
Ukraine has returned to the attention of the world’s press not simply because of the lack of coherence in its support from the new administration in the US, but because violence has once again flared up in the country’s eastern Donbas region. Russia continues to destabilize Ukraine at the same time aiming to erode Western solidarity and support. Despite these challenges, the post-Euromaidan leadership has demonstrated an ability to progress on reform, while mounting a defence against the threats emanating from the Kremlin.
Ukraine’s transformation now largely depends on how successful its leadership and civil society are in building internal resilience at a time of international disorder. What are recent successes and failures of Ukraine in strengthening its governance and institutions? How can the West support reform? And how can Russia best be deterred from obstructing Ukraine’s closer relations with the West?
Attendance at this event is by invitation only.