Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: non-aligned perspectives

In the midst of the G20 Bali summit, LSE IDEAS’ Russia-Ukraine Dialogues discussed the views of three key non-aligned states, namely Indonesia, India and Turkey. Our speaker explored the following with regards to each state: Political and economic strategies and responses to the Russia-Ukraine war, Foreign policy strategies in relation to the Russia-Ukraine War, Successes and failures of the transatlantic alliance to unite the world against the Kremlin. #LSERussiaUkraine



This webinar was held on Tuesday 15 November.

Meet the speakers and chair

Dr Desra Percaya (@desrapercaya09 @KBRILondon) was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Kingdom, Ireland, and IMO in October 2020. Throughout his career, he has helped shape Indonesia’s policies, particularly regarding international peace and security, disarmament, human rights, economic development, as well as social and humanitarian affairs. Dr Desra was previously Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has served as Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York (2012-2016), as well as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the WTO and other international organisations in Geneva (2009-2011).

Tanvi Madan (@tanvi_madan @BrookingsInst @BrookingsFP) is a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program, and director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. Madan’s work explores India’s role in the world and its foreign policy, focusing in particular on India's relations with China and the United States. She also researches the U.S. and India’s approaches in the Indo-Pacific, as well as the development of interest-based coalitions, especially the Australia-India-Japan-U.S. Quad.

Mustafa Kutlay (@mmkutlay @CityUniLondon) is a senior lecturer in the Department of International Politics at City, University of London. His research concentrates on comparative politics, political risk analysis, political economy, Turkish political economy, and politics of development in the global South. His articles appeared in International Affairs, Government & Opposition, Third World Quarterly, and The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, among others.

Leon Hartwell (@LeonHartwell) is the Senior Advisor for the Central and South Eastern European Programme at LSE IDEAS and a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) in Washington DC. His research interests include conflict resolution, genocide, transitional justice, diplomacy, democracy, and the Western Balkans. Previously, Hartwell was the 2022 Sotirov Fellow at LSE IDEAS and CEPA’s Acting Director of the Transatlantic Leadership Program and a Title VIII Fellow.  From 2012 to 2013, he was also the Senior Policy Advisor for Political and Development Cooperation at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Zimbabwe, where his work included government and civil society engagement, political reporting, peace building projects, and supporting human rights defenders. In 2019, Hartwell completed a joint doctoral degree summa cum laude at Leipzig University (Germany) and Stellenbosch University (South Africa). His thesis analyzed the use of mediation in the resolution of armed conflicts.