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?