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The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy hosted a panel discussion titled ‘Russia-West Tensions Over Ukraine: Is There a Diplomatic Solution?’ on February 22, 2022.
While the United States, NATO and Russia have exchanged diplomatic letters outlining their views on European security, Russia’s military buildup near the Ukrainian border continues. It remains unclear whether either side is prepared to cross its declared red lines. Faced with a perceived impasse, French President Emmanuel Macron has conducted shuttle diplomacy between Moscow and Kyiv, while other Western capitals are attempting to demonstrate their unity and resolve.
As the Winter Olympics come to a close, how likely is a Russian military incursion into Ukraine? And is a mutually acceptable diplomatic solution still possible?
- Samuel Charap: Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation
- Olga Oliker: Program Director for Europe and Central Asia, International Crisis Group
- Andrey Kortunov: Director General, Russian International Affairs Council
- Michael Kofman: Director, Russia Studies Program, CNA
- Zachary Paikin: Research Fellow, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy; Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies