Arkady Ostrovsky, Moscow Correspondent, The Economist
Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR
The conflict in Ukraine has irretrievably broken the post-Cold War European order leaving no return to business as usual with Russia. But it has also not brought us back to the Cold War. The speakers discussed whether Europe should forge a new post-Crimea relationship with Russia through the Eurasian Economic Union engaging Moscow through economic competition rather than military confrontation. They also looked beyond sanctions to explore how Europe can encourage the development of a Russia the EU can live with instead of trying to re-fashion it in our image.
Arkady Ostrovsky is the Moscow Correspondent for The Economist. He joined the paper in March 2007 after 10 years with the Financial Times where he had spells as a Moscow Correspondent, International Capital Markets reporter and features writer for the Arts and Books section of the paper and its weekend magazine.
Mark Leonard is co-founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is the co- author of ‘The New European Disorder’ (with Ivan Krastev). He writes a syndicated column on global affairs for Reuters and is Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on geoeconomics.