Russia’s unprovoked war against Ukraine has brought about the most serious reassessment of the European security realities since the end of the Cold War. The epic clash of political wills, the magnitude of military operations, and the scale of atrocities against the Ukrainian people are beyond anything Europe has seen since World War II. The past nine months have forced many to reassess what is possible and impossible in international security A.D. 2022. What is this war about, after all? What’s at stake in this – to paraphrase former British PM Chamberlain – “quarrel in a faraway country, between people of whom most Americans know nothing?” What should be the lessons for U.S. strategists and policymakers? What are the wider implications for U.S. national security interests, particularly those related to the Indo-Pacific? How has the Alliance supported Ukraine since the war started? What should the end of this war look like and how to get there?
This panel discussion features Ambassador of Estonia to the U.S. Mr. Kristjan Prikk, Rose Gottemoeller (Steven C. Házy Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and its Center for International Security and Cooperation) and Steven Pifer (Affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution).
The panel discussion took place on December 7, 2022 in Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford, CA.