Russia, Ukraine, and the New Cold War?

Marvin Kalb, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution. In conversation with Ivo H. Daalder.

Russia, Ukraine, And The New Cold War? by The Chicago Council

We will also live stream this event at 6 p.m. CT

More than two years after the Kyiv protests, the crisis in eastern Ukraine threatens to settle into a frozen conflict between the central government and separatists. While the Minsk II ceasefire agreement appears to have tempered the violence, a permanent resolution seems elusive. Meanwhile, relations between Russia and the West remain tense—and increasingly complicated by Russia’s intervention in Syria. Veteran journalist and scholar Marvin Kalb offers a timely reassessment of the conflict’s origins by turning an eye to the deeply intertwined history between Ukraine and Russia—a history, he argues, that must inform the way forward. What stands in the way of a durable peace? What remains to be done by the West? Join Marvin Kalb for a discussion on Ukraine’s past ghosts and future hopes.

Marvin Kalb’s fourteenth book, Imperial Gamble: Putin, Ukraine, and the New Cold War, was released in September 2015 and will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar after the program.

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5:30 p.m.            
Registration and cash bar reception

6:00 p.m.            
Presentation and discussion

7:15 p.m.            
Adjournment and book sale