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YPFP Brussels - Policy Picnics - Ukraine: what happens next?

It has been almost two years since Euromaiden, and despite a supposed ceasefire, Ukraine is still at war. The Maiden protests triggered a course of action that would lead to the annexation of Crimea, the downing of civilian aircraft MH17 and a new strategic landscape for the EU and Russia. Soon after, some in the regions of Southern and Eastern Ukraine armed themselves and dug trenches. Cleavages, old and new, divided Ukrainians. With February’s tentative ceasefire agreement is a peaceful solution at hand? Or are the trenches dug too deep - have we entered a new Cold War?

Join us, to explore these questions and more, at Parc Cinquentenaire on Tuesday, 25 August for the penultimate of YPFP’s 2015 summer policy picnics!

Reading material:

The Economist, ‘From Cold War to Hot War’, http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21643220-russias-aggression-ukraine-part-broader-and-more-dangerous-confrontation


Foreign Affairs, ‘Why the Ukraine Crisis is the West’s Fault’, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2014-08-18/why-ukraine-crisis-west-s-fault

Foreign Affairs, ‘Ukraine's Last Best Hope’, https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russian-federation/2014-05-07/ukraines-last-best-hope

Brookings Institute, ‘What's next in eastern Ukraine? More of the same.’, http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/order-from-chaos/posts/2015/05/07-next-eastern-ukraine-pifer

BBC, ‘Why is East Hit By Conflict’, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-28969784

WSJ, ‘In Ukraine, Economic Ties to Russia Are Hard to Break’, http://www.wsj.com/articles/in-ukraine-economic-ties-to-russia-are-hard-to-break-1431921181

Bloomberg, ‘Putin's Ukraine War Is Back’, http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-01-20/vladimir-putin-s-war-in-ukraine-is-back

NYT, ‘Fascism, Russia, and Ukraine’, http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/mar/20/fascism-russia-and-ukraine/

ECFR, ‘Is Europe losing Ukraine’, http://www.ecfr.eu/article/commentary_is_europe_losing_ukraine3088

BBC ‘Ukraine: An evening on the front line with troops in Donetsk' http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33665706 (also see the other videos on page)


WHEN
August 25, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Parc Cinquentenaire
Schuman Roundabout
Brussels 1000
Belgium
Google map and directions

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