Coordinating on Ukraine: Strategy Session with USG Interagency

The Atlantic Council on August 26 gathered experts, policymakers, and US government officials as part of its ongoing “Coordinating on Ukraine: Strategy Session with USG Interagency.” The off-the-record event, chaired by Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson, covered topics such as how to deal with Russian aggression in the Ukraine context and more broadly; what diplomatic tools are being used – and how could the US use them more strategically; and whether or not the US should be supplying military assistance to Ukraine and the potential consequences of doing so.

Other Council participants included Barry Pavel, vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security; Hon. Julie Finley, Atlantic Council Board Member; Ambassador John Herbst, director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center; John Herbst, vice president and director of the Transatlantic Relations Program; Irene Chalupa, editor of the Council’s UkraineAlert; Liz Harper, managing editor; and James Rupert, editor. Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia/Ukraine/Eurasia and Eric S. Rubin, deputy assistant secretary of state for the bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, also participated in the discussion and provided background briefings.