On 24 February, Russia invaded Ukraine. In a televised address, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in the Donbas region in Ukraine's east, which, he said, was aimed at protecting civilians and countering the encroachment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. Russia soon demonstrated that its invasion was about more than contested regions in the East, with Russian troops marching on other Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, the capital, and Putin announcing that he was placing his nuclear forces on high alert.
What will be the impact of war in Ukraine? How will Putin's gambit play out? What will be the consequences for great power relations? And what will it mean for understandings of brinkmanship among nuclear armed states? Discuss these and other issues with experts on 2 March at 2pm AEDT.
- Dr Maria Rost Rublee, Associate Professor of International Relations, Monash University
- Dr Matthew Sussex, Associate Professor and Academic Director at the National Security College, Australian National University
- Dr Benjamin Zala, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, Australian National University.
- Dr Bryce Wakefield (moderator), national executive director, Australian Institute of International Affairs
Full bios available on the registration page.