EVENT: Reminder: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia | Thursday, January 12th at 9:00am [in Washington D.C.]
Subject: Reminder: Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia | Thursday, January 12th at 9:00am
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017
From: Samuel Charap <Charap@iiss.org>
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas
Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia
Thursday, January 12, 9:00-10:00am
IISS-AMERICAS BOOK LAUNCH
Discussion followed by audience Q&A
2121 K Street NW, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20037
Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS
Timothy J. Colton, via video link from Singapore
Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies, Harvard University
Chair: Mark Fitzpatrick
Executive Director, IISS-Americas
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Please join the IISS-Americas for the launch of the latest IISS Adelphi book, Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia.
This event will take place on Thursday, January 12, from 9:00-10:00am.
It will be chaired by IISS-Americas Executive Director Mark Fitzpatrick. Following 15 minutes of remarks by each speaker, there will be 30 minutes of audience Q&A.
Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West, and the countries caught in between.
In this new book, Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton examine the roots of the Ukraine crisis, offering a coherent narrative of Western and Russian policies in post-Soviet Eurasia since 1991 and providing a balanced assessment of both Russia and the West’s actions post-2014. They argue that all governments involved must recognize the failure of current policies and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives.
Copies of Everyone Loses will be available for purchase at the event for 20% off the list price (25% for IISS members). The book can be pre-ordered online by clicking here:
Samuel Charap is the IISS Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia. Prior to joining the Institute, he served as Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff.
Timothy J. Colton is the Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and the Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University. He is a specialist on Russian and Eurasian politics and the author of Yeltsin: A Life (Basic Books, 2008), Russia: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2016) and other works. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Mark Fitzpatrick is the Executive Director of the IISS-Americas, as well as head of the IISS Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme. He joined IISS in 2005, after 26 years at the State Department, and moved back to Washington in December 2015. His research focus is on preventing nuclear dangers through non-proliferation, nuclear security, and arms control.