A discussion with
Walter B. Slocombe
Senior Counsel
Caplin & Drysdale
former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Eric S. Edelman
Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence
Johns Hopkins University
former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Moderated by
Barry Pavel
Vice President and Director,
Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security

Atlantic Council

The quickly escalating crisis in Ukraine that began with the ouster of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukoych has taken on additional gravity with the introduction of Russian troops to the Crimea peninsula. Current Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has stated that his country is “on the brink of disaster;” a disaster that would have short and long-term implications for Europe and the broader transatlantic security community.

The Ukraine crisis raises a number of key security and defense questions, including the likely future trajectory of the crisis, the role of NATO, and how the crisis will affect NATO’s strategic orientation and transatlantic defense priorities in a post-Afghanistan environment.

To address these and other questions, the Atlantic Council will feature three speakers to discuss the latest military developments in the Ukraine and what it portends for the future of Ukraine, transatlantic security, NATO, and the current and future role of the United States in the Euro-Atlantic area.

Walter B. Slocombe is senior counsel at Caplin and Atlantic Council board director and Eric S. Edelman is the Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Johns Hopkins University. The moderator, Barry Pavel, is the vice president and director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. 

Stay tuned for more members' conference calls on Ukraine. For the latest expert insight and analysis on the developing situation in Ukraine and the region, visit our website.

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