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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues


In recognition that the Russo-Ukrainian war is one of the most consequential events of our time with the potential to escalate rapidly beyond the borders of Ukraine and Russia, this event series will follow the conflict closely and promote factual discussions about the situation as it unfolds.

Given the recent escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian war (24 February 2022), the conflict continues to be fluid and requires cross-disciplinary analysis. Weekly panels, scheduled for every Tuesday, will bring together in-house and external experts to report on and discuss the war’s impacts on various global issues.

All of the previous episodes of Russia-Ukraine Dialogues can be found on Spotify.

Upcoming Events

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: The road to NATO for Sweden and Finland
Online public event, 3 to 4pm BST, Tuesday 24 May

What are the steps involved for Finland and Sweden for becoming NATO members?  How will NATO membership impact on their defense and security?  What value will these future members add to NATO’s defense? How will Finland and Sweden’s NATO membership alter their relations with Russia? These and more questions will be discussed on this week’s LSE IDEAS Russia-Ukraine Dialogue. 

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: impact on NATO and European Security
Online public event, 3 to 4pm BST, Tuesday 31 May

As NATO prepares to adopt a new Strategic Concept in June, this week’s Dialogue discusses the impact of the war on transatlantic defense and security.  

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: negotiating with Putin
Online public event, 3 to 4pm BST, Tuesday 7 June

This week’s panel of LSE IDEAS’ Russia-Ukraine Dialogues will discuss negotiations in the context of the Russia-Ukraine war. What are the key issues that have to be resolved? What lessons can we learn from past negotiations between Russia and Ukraine? Should Ukraine be negotiating with Putin?

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Recordings of Past Events

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: dissecting international crimes
Tuesday 17 May

This Russia-Ukraine Dialogues event discussed Russia's international crimes – war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity – in relation to the war in Ukraine. 

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: humanitarian impact
Tuesday 10 May

Maria Avdeeva, Bertrand Blanc (UNHCR), and Michael Young (Mercy Corps) provide perspectives from the ground on the humanitarian impact of the ongoing war on Ukraine.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: perspectives from frontline states
Tuesday 3 May

This panel of the LSE IDEAS’ Russia-Ukraine Dialogues partnered with the LSE IDEAS Central and South-East Europe Programme to discuss the reactions from and impact on frontline states: Poland, Hungary, Romania and Belarus.  

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: diplomacy in the time of war
Tuesday 26 April

Margiris Abukevičius and Alexander S. Vindman discussed the past, current and future diplomatic efforts towards ending the war.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: a view from the Balkans
Tuesday 19 April

This panel of the LSE IDEAS’ Russia-Ukraine Dialogues partnered with the LSE IDEAS Central and South-East Europe Programme. Kreshnik Ahmeti, Sabina Ćudić and Milena Lazarevic discussed the impact of the ongoing conflict on Balkan states.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Xi Jinping's dilemma

What are the implications of the war in Ukraine for the "no limits" partnership between Russia and China? Olga Tokariuk, George Magnus and Mariah Thornton discuss the future of the Sino-Russian partnership.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: shaping the narrative
Tuesday 5 April

Edward Lucas, Margaret MacMillan and Kamil Mikulski analyse Putin's narrative management and disinformation. Speakers discuss Putin’s use and abuse of history and Russian information warfare.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Putin's options
Tuesday 29 March

Catherine Ashton, Gudrun Persson, Natalia Savelyeva and Leon Hartwell focus on the impact of the war on Russia’s security and the options available to Putin. They discuss options for the continuation or termination of the war.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: what more can be done?
Tuesday 22 March

One month into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Jaroslava Barbieri, John L. Gronski, Linda Yueh and Leon Hartwell focus on what the international community can and should be doing to support Ukraine further. Speakers will highlight current Ukrainian needs; options for NATO escalation and intensification of sanctions.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: transatlantic responses
Tuesday 15 March

Gorana Grgić, Jason Israel, Jamie Shea, Radosław Sikorski and Leon Hartwell discuss the existing and expected responses of Ukraine’s transatlantic partners to the war, including: state of play of Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine, NATO’s reactions to the war, and impact on the EU. 

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: status update
Tuesday 8 March

Christopher Coker, Ben Hodges, Guy Monson, Susan Scholefield and Leon Hartwell discussed the following issues from an international perspective: state of play of Russia’s full scale military invasion of Ukraine and the international response (especially from NATO, China and Belarus).

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