Image credit: Presidential Office of Ukraine
The Institute for Peace and Diplomacy hosted a panel discussion titled ‘The Ukraine-Russia War: Prospects for De-Escalation’ on Friday, March 18, 2022.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has lasted longer than initially expected. Rather than a quick decapitation of the regime and the installation of a pro-Russian government in Kyiv, Ukrainian resolve and logistical issues affecting the Russian military have allowed the war to drag on. This risks not only an escalation of the war within Ukraine’s borders but also the chances of a direct NATO-Russia clash. What policies can Western countries pursue to help de-escalate the conflict and save lives? Can Russian President Vladimir Putin be encouraged to find an off-ramp and compromise despite increased repression at home? And what might Europe’s security order look like the day after the war ends?
- William C. Wohlforth: Daniel Webster Professor of Government, Dartmouth College
- Sergey Radchenko: Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Paul Stronski: Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Marie Dumoulin: Director, Wider Europe Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations
- Zachary Paikin: Research Fellow, Institute for Peace & Diplomacy; Researcher, Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels)