Russia’s challenge to European security: Confrontation at the Ukrainian border

An analysis of Russian aggression towards Ukraine and the likelihood and dynamics of conflict in Eastern Europe.

Members event, Panel Recording
26 January 2022 — 12:00PM TO 1:15PM
Online

Russia’s challenge to European security: Confrontation at the Ukrainian border

— An analysis of Russian aggression towards Ukraine and the likelihood and dynamics of conflict in Eastern Europe.

Russia’s list of demands for the European security order appears to have received short shrift from their American interlocutors. This was inevitable considering the gulf between them and what was and was not within America’s gift anyway.

However, with tensions high, the EU and the US are at least taking seriously once more the possibility of Russian military (as well as non-kinetic) action in Europe. This ought to mean that the Russian threat is, finally, thoroughly addressed. In previous crises however, reality has been well short of that.

 Key questions to be discussed by the panel include:

  • What are Russia’s most likely next moves?

  • Can Russia be ‘dealt with’? Or does it have to – somehow – be lived with?

  • What would be the likely international response to Russian aggression?

  • What are the limits of US power and influence to determine events?

This event forms part of Chatham House’s work on the future of conflict.

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