Europe’s role in tackling the Russia-Ukraine crisis

What are European and American interests in the Russia-Ukraine crisis? What are possible ways to avert a calamity?

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Diplomatic talks about the Russia – Ukraine crisis are increasingly icy. While Europeans continue to gnash their teeth over a patchy security architecture, US president Biden and Russian president Putin are struggling to come to a peaceful conclusion in their bilateral negotiations. It seems Europeans are caught between the prospect of a “new Yalta” or a full-scale war on the European continent that could easily escalate out of control. To discuss these happenings, Mark Leonard welcomes Marie Dumoulin, director of ECFR’s  Wider Europe programme, Kadri Liik, ECFR senior policy fellow at ECFR and Jeremy Shapiro, ECFR´s research director and in-house US expert.

This podcast was recorded on 19 January 2022.


Cover image:
Ukrainian army conduct a drill with military tanks while military activity continues in the Donbas region, Ukraine on 18 April 2021
Image by Armed Forces of Ukraine

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