Eastern European Security: 5 Years from Maidan
Eastern European Security: 5 Years from Maidan
26 February @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in early 2014, gave rise to fears that the Kremlin might try its luck militarily elsewhere in eastern Europe. That has not (yet) happened, but the prospect that it might nevertheless has led to a fundamental reassessment of European security. NATO now has thousands of troops, armour and aircraft stationed in Poland and the Baltic states.
But Russia’s war in Ukraine was not – and is not – just about Ukraine. It is about the Western institutions, laws, and values that have underpinned the post-Cold War international order – and who is willing to defend them. In the five years since 2014, how has the security situation in Europe’s east changed?
The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to join Lithuanian Ambassador Renatas Norkus and Edward Lucas for a panel discussion on Eastern European security five years from Maidan.
Renatas Norkus has been Lithuanian Ambassador to the UK since 2017. Among various other diplomatic roles, in 2011 he chaired the OSCE’s Permanent Council and between 2012-2014 served as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuanian to the Russian Federation. He also served as Ambassador-at-large (2014-15) and then Director (2015-17) of the MFA’s Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department.
Edward Lucas is a writer and consultant specialising in European and transatlantic security. His expertise also includes energy, cyber-security, espionage, information warfare and Russian foreign and security policy. Formerly a senior editor at The Economist, the world’s foremost newsweekly, he is now a senior vice-president at the Center for European Foreign Analysis (CEPA). He writes a weekly column in the London Times. In 2008 he wrote The New Cold War, a prescient account of Vladimir Putin’s Russia, followed in 2011 by Deception, an investigative account of east-west espionage. His latest book is Cyberphobia. He has also contributed to books on religion and media ethics.
Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. She focuses on social change and the role of civil society in democratic transition in the post-Soviet region. Her recent research analysed Russia’s use of proxy NGOs in achieving its foreign policy objectives. She is author of the Chatham House briefing paper ‘How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine’. Prior to joining Chatham House, she led the start-up of Europe House Georgia and was Executive Director of the Open Ukraine Foundation. She has an MS in International Relations from Lviv State University and an MS in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.
Jonathan Djanogly MP is a Conservative MP for Huntingdon. In 1997, he stood for Parliament in the Labour held seat of Oxford East and was first elected to represent the Huntingdon constituency in 2001 and then re-elected in both 2005 and 2010. Jonathan Djanogly MP served on the Trade and Industry Select Committee, where we held enquiries into new business regulations, security of energy supply, manufacturing productivity and the performance of the Post Office. Between May 2004 and May 2010, Jonathan Djanogly MP worked on the Conservative front bench as Shadow Solicitor General. Between 2005 and 2010 he also worked as a shadow DTI (now DBERR) minister dealing with corporate governance and business regulations. From the formation of the Coalition Government in May 2010 until September 2012 Jonathan Djanogly MP served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice.
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