Ukraine as a watershed for regional security

Ukraine as a watershed for regional security

10 March 2016 16:00-17:30 Four Seasons Hotel, Segah Ballroom

As it enters its sec­ond year of war in the East, Ukraine is now faced with a sharp reduc­tion of inter­na­tion­al atten­tion in the wake of glob­al ter­ror attacks. Yet, hav­ing fal­l­en from the list of key con­flicts to watched in 2016, the Ukraini­an con­flict pos­es today the same threats to inter­na­tion­al secu­ri­ty it posed a year ago, hav­ing shaped the rela­tions between the Euro­pean Union, the Unit­ed States, and Rus­sia. In a time where coop­er­a­tion will prove so impor­tant for glob­al sta­bil­i­ty, West­ern and East­ern pow­ers remain to resolve a con­flict at the heart of Europe.

  1. What are the inter­nal and exter­nal aspects of Ukraini­an secu­ri­ty?
  2. What are the roles and chal­lenges for the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, such as the OSCE/UN and the EU?
  3. What does it take to build com­mit­ment for region­al secu­ri­ty?
  4. Is there a prospect for a new Iron Cur­tain split­ting the Eurasian con­ti­nent? Is it a real­is­tic out­come? Per­haps the only pos­si­ble out­come?