February

07
2024

2:45 pm EST - 3:45 pm EST

Past Event

Two years into the Russia-Ukraine war: A conversation with Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide

An Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC
20036

Russia’s February 2022 full-scale invasion of Ukraine and Ukraine’s robust self-defense have transformed European security, emphasizing NATO’s importance and leading to the inclusion of Finland and soon Sweden in the alliance. As the second anniversary of the invasion approaches, will the United States and its European allies continue to support Kyiv at a level that enables progress on the battlefield or at least avoids further loss of territory to Russia? How will upcoming elections in the United States, Europe, and Russia impact the war? As the United States focuses on conflict in the Middle East, how will the Biden administration and Congress prioritize these competing challenges? Is Russia’s narrative of the conflicts winning in the so-called Global South? What might be the broader implications of these conflicts—and a potential radical transformation in U.S. foreign policy in 2025—for international order?

On February 7, as part of the Alan and Jane Batkin International Leaders Forum, Foreign Policy at Brookings hosted Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide for a moderated discussion with Brookings Senior Fellow Fiona Hill.

Online viewers submitted questions via e-mail to events@brookings.edu or on X (formerly Twitter) @BrookingsFP using #Ukraine.

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