Russia's military operation in Ukraine has begun despite concerted efforts to deter President Putin from violating the laws and norms governing the post-1945 international order. The intervention has been roundly condemned and generated unprecedented sanctions and displays of solidarity with Ukraine. In this roundtable discussion hosted by the Public Policy Association of Graduate Students on March 3, 2022, the speakers unpacked what this action tells the world about Russia's goals and military capability, assess the strength of the Ukrainian resistance, and analyze how international institutions - including NATO and the United Nations - are being tested.
Dr. Timofiy Mylovanov: Former Minister of Economic Development, Trade, and Agriculture of Ukraine; President, Kyiv School of Economics
Ambassador Kerry Buck: Former Ambassador of Canada to NATO
Professor T.V. Paul: James McGill Professor of International Relations
Professor Jennifer Welsh: Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance and Security at McGill University