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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: battlefield update
Tuesday 18th October, 3-4 pm

The Russia-Ukraine Dialogues are returning on a bimonthly basis, with the first event discussing the status of the war eight months into the conflict.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: the future of China-Russia relations
Tuesday 1st November, 3-4 pm

This week, the Russia-Ukraine Dialogues partner with LSE IDEAS China Foresight to discuss military and economic lessons China continues to learn from the ongoing conflict.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: non-aligned perspectives
Tuesday 15th November, 3-4 pm

This week’s panel will discuss the views of states that are seemingly non-aligned regarding the Russia-Ukrainian war and their responses to the conflict.

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Recordings of Past Events

Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: economic scars of the war
Tuesday 26 July

Tymofyi Mylovanov, Nataliia Shapoval, Mary Kaldor and Luke Cooper discuss the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, and future reconstruction and development.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: corporate responses

John W.H. Denton, Rory MacFarquhar and Atanas Raykov analyse actions undertaken by the private sector in the wake of the war, both in Russia and in Ukraine.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: Russian and Belarusian anti-war movements

Andrei Soldatov, Ella Rossman and Lolja Nordic dicsuss ongoing anti-war efforts of activists and their impacts on domestic politics in Russia and Belarus. 

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: negotiating with Putin
Tuesday 7 June

What lessons can we learn from past negotiations between Russia and Ukraine? Should Ukraine be negotiating with Putin? Listen to a discussion with Robert H. Mnookin and Elizabeth Hume.

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: impact on NATO and European Security
Tuesday 31 May

As NATO prepares to adopt a new Strategic Concept in June, James G Foggo, Elena Lazarou and Lauren Speranza discussed the impact of the war on transatlantic defense and security.  

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Russia-Ukraine Dialogues: The road to NATO for Sweden and Finland
Tuesday 24 May

Karin Enström (Sweden’s Chair of the Swedish Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly/former Minister of Defense) and Jukka Siukosaari (Finland’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom) discuss Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership.  

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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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