Getting Out from In-Between

The European Council on Foreign Relations invites you to a discussion on the regional security order between Russia and the West.


Samuel Charap, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
Jeremy Shapiro, Research Director, ECFR
Thorsten Benner, Director, Global Public Policy Institut

Chaired by

Almut Möller, Senior Policy Fellow & Head of Berlin Office, ECFR

At the core of the dispute between Russia and the West is the contest over the countries physically located between them: Ukraine first and foremost, but also Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. This contest often takes place in those states and these states have suffered the most from this contest. But fundamentally, it is a disagreement between Russia and the West over the nature of the regional security order. 

The RAND Corporation, with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung are partnering on a project to reconsider approaches to the regional order so as to more effectively address these challenges. The project released an edited volume in March; a second report on rethinking the regional order was released in June. At a time of ever increasing tensions between Russia and the West, these reports offer some concrete mechanisms for achieving a regional security order that might reduce conflict and increase stability, most of all for the in-between states.

The discussion will take place in English and lunch will be available.

Thursday, 15. November, 12.00 – 14.00
ECFR, Rosmarinstrasse 1, 10117 Berlin

Please register by Monday 12 November to [email protected]