Can the Western Policy Help Ukraine Achieve Victory?
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin met with Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv during the highest-level visit by U.S. officials to Ukraine since the start of the war. The priority of the US and Western countries in the current phase of the invasion has turned to quickly arming Ukraine against Russia in addition to sanctions. As the West seeks to bolster Ukraine’s military capacity to fight against Russia, Moscow continues to shell Ukrainian cities, use energy as a lever against Europeans, and promises heavy consequences against supporters of Ukraine. Concerns about the spread of the war to neighboring states and a nuclear confrontation are also increasing, as the West struggles to deter Russia.
Will the Western efforts to support Ukraine’s ability to fight lead the country to victory? How can a potential confrontation between Russia and NATO be avoided? How might the US and NATO allies modify their current policy as the conflict deepens?
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to host a panel of distinguished experts to analyze the implications of the war in Ukraine.
Steven Pifer, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Kathryn Stoner, Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington, DC