In advance of the next NATO Summit in Washington in 2024, a new Atlantic Council “Memo to the President,” co-signed by more than 40 national security leaders, presents an array of measures that NATO can implement to help Ukraine win its war against Russian aggression, to guarantee Ukraine’s long-term stability, and to fortify Europe against further Kremlin aggression that directly jeopardizes the interests of the United States and its allies.
In partnership with the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, the Kyiv Security Forum hosts a special event discussing the Atlantic Council’s new “Memo to the president” and how NATO can set a clear path for Ukraine’s membership.
Ambassador Douglas Lute
Former US Ambassador to NATO;
Ambassador John Herbst
Senior Director, Eurasia Center
Chair of the Committee on the EU Integration of Ukraine
Parliament of Ukraine
Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk
Former Prime Minister of Ukraine;
Founder and Chairman
Kyiv Security Forum
Ambassador Alexander Vershbow
Former Deputy Secretary General of NATO;
Kyiv Security Forum
Europe in crisis
War in Ukraine
In February 2022, Moscow launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine after a months-long military build-up, threatening the country’s sovereignty and its future. This existential moment for the country follows the 2014 Maidan revolution, a nexus for Ukraine’s Europe-focused foreign policy and reform efforts. The ensuing Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, aggression in Ukraine’s east, and Kremlin disinformation efforts, cast a shadow over Ukraine’s independence.
UkraineAlert Sep 27, 2023
Ukraine’s counteroffensive is making real progress on the Crimean front
By Peter Dickinson
Ukraine’s escalating attacks in Crimea are steadily undermining Russia’s invasion and are a reminder that the Ukrainian counteroffensive is not limited to the relatively static front lines of the war, writes Peter Dickinson.
UkraineAlert Sep 20, 2023
Zelenskyy tells United Nations: Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine
By Taras Kuzio
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the UN this week that Russia is committing genocide in Ukraine. Efforts to legally prove genocidal intent will likely focus on the genocidal rhetoric of Putin and other Russian leaders, writes Taras Kuzio.
The Eurasia Center’s mission is to enhance transatlantic cooperation in promoting policies that strengthen stability, democratic values, and prosperity in Eurasia, from Eastern Europe in the West to the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia in the East.