Russia has built up more than 130,000 troops along Ukraine’s borders and threatened what would be the deadliest offensive yet in its eight-year war. Now is a critical time to examine why Ukraine’s success is in the interests of the United States and its allies. What’s at stake in this crisis, what are Putin’s objectives, and what should the US do about it?


Opening remarks

The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
Representative for Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District

The Honorable Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Representative for Ohio’s 9th Congressional District


Dr. Leon Aron
Senior Fellow
American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Emily Channell-Justice
Director, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program, Ukrainian Research Institute
Harvard University

Luke Coffey
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy
Heritage Foundation

Admiral (Ret.) James G. Foggo
Dean, Center for Maritime Strategy
Navy League of the United States

Ambassador John Herbst
Senior Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Glen Howard
Jamestown Foundation

Dr. Donald Jensen
Director, Russia and Europe
US Institute of Peace

Jonathan Katz
Senior Fellow; Director, Democracy Initiatives
German Marshall Fund

Dr. Andrea Kendall-Taylor
Senior Fellow and Director, Transatlantic Security Program
Center for a New American Security

Herman Pirchner, Jr.
American Foreign Policy Council

Dr. Alina Polyakova
President and CEO
Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA)

Paul Stronski
Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace


Melinda Haring
Deputy Director, Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

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