The West has shown unity and commitment to Ukraine that would not have been forecast a year ago. The post-Cold War institutions are proving resilient and Putin’s desire to divide the democratic Allies has paradoxically bolstered the unity and resolve within NATO, the European Union, and the international community writ large. Increasingly severe rounds of sanctions have surpassed anything seen by any other country as the global economy severs ties to the country. The Russian economy is in a nose-dive and its military seems to be running out of munitions.
What’s at stake in Ukraine? How will things continue to unfold? How does this end? These are a few of the many questions being asked since this phase of the war started in February. Building on an ad hoc series of virtual events since mid-February, the Tennessee World Affairs Council and the American Council on Germany are launching In Focus: Russia’s War in Ukraine to provide continued updates on and insights into the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine that has rocked the world order. Featuring conversations with U.S. and European experts, this series explores the unfolding conflict on the ground, the geostrategic implications, and the perspectives from the United States, Europe, Russia, and Ukraine.
Join us on July 7 at 1:00 pm ET/12:00 pm CT for a virtual conversation on the war in Ukraine with Ambassador John Kornblum, former U.S. Ambassador to Germany and Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs.