Heine Publishes Op-Ed Arguing for Greater Recognition of Active Non-Alignment
“Suddenly, a war erupts in Europe, and this means that all bets are off, and all countries should chip in to support Ukraine. Yet, as India’s External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar has put it, ‘Europe has to grow out of its mindset that Europe’s problems are the world’s problems, but the world’s problems are not Europe’s.'”
Storella Joins Panel on U.S. Foreign Policy and War in Ukraine
In discussing how to explain U.S. support for Ukraine, Ambassador Storella urged that we explain that support for Ukraine is “forward defense,” supporting the country’s ability “to fight there so we will never have to fight here.”
Garčević Interviewed on Developments in Russia-Ukraine War
Ambassador Garčević discusses Germany and the United States’ transfer of military equipment to Ukraine, the military significance of the battle for Bakhmut on the Eastern Ukrainian front, as well as what to expect of the war in the Spring.
Heine Interviewed on War in Ukraine, Latin America, and Active Non-Alignment
According to Ambassador Heine, Latin America’s reluctance to get more involved in the Russia-Ukraine war is symptomatic of the region’s wider adoption of active non-alignment.
Lukes Comments on U.S. Aid to Ukraine Amid Ongoing War
Professor Lukes discusses the importance of ongoing U.S. aid to Ukraine, the debate around it in the U.S., as well as the implications of further Russian encroachment.
Garčević Speaks at IEMS George E. Danis Security & Diplomacy Seminar
Ambassador Garčević joined fellow scholars and practitioners to examine how the war in Ukraine may reflect on the situation in Eastern Mediterranean, including Turkish-Greek relations.
Heine Offers Insight into Latin American Stance on Russia-Ukraine War
Ambassador Heine notes that despite the tragic nature of the ongoing war, countries in the Global South reject the effort to make this into a global war and make them pay for something that Europe should take care of.
Lukes & Schilde Interviewed on the Future of Russia & Ukraine After a Year of War
If peace talks between Russia and Ukraine are not being considered, how long can this fighting go on, realistically? And what will the world look like when it’s over? Professors Lukes and Schilde offer their insights.
Lukes Discusses President Biden’s Visit to Ukraine
“The visit made such a powerful image, not only obviously on the Ukrainians, but – interestingly – in Moscow…It made an impact, even in Russia, to such a point that the state’s well-oiled machinery was briefly confused.”
Storella Interviewed on Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s U.K. Visit
Ambassador Storella noted that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s visit to the U.K. is just the latest stop in a strategic diplomatic offensive, which he needs to be successful if a subsequent military offensive to retake territory seized by Russia is to be successful.
Maggie Toombs (BA/MAIA ’23) Shares Story of Her Graduate Research in Serbia
Maggie recently traveled to Belgrade, Serbia with the help of the Pardee School’s Gilman Travel Grant. As she describes it, “The way this has enhanced my research and helped me develop skills in interviewing, interpersonal relations, as well as networking has provided an invaluable educational experience and inspired me to begin planning my next trip as soon as possible!”
Garčević Interviewed on Institutional Crisis in Montenegro
Ambassador Garčević argues that the current political crisis in Montenegro cannot be resolved without more robust EU involvement; however, there does not appear to be an appetite for such intervention on Brussels or Washington’s side.
Weinstein Delivers Lecture on Nuclear Deterrence and Global Security
Lt. Gen Weinstein (Ret) discussed the nuclear capabilities of Russia, China, and North Korea; the need to modernize the United State’s nuclear forces; the nuclear component of the war in Ukraine, and more.
Heine Breaks Down Latin American Foreign Policy and Preference for Non-Alignment
Heine builds off of the argument developed in his recent book, in which they argue for the adoption of active non-alignment in Latin America. This would mean steering clear of siding with either of the big powers in the current conflict between the United States and China and focusing strictly on Latin America’s own interests
Hare Comments on Doomsday Clock Ticking Closer to Midnight
In discussing the impact of any nuclear weapons strike, Ambassador Hare warns of a “nightmare proliferation scenario” in which a nuclear strike by Russia could dramatically up the risk of a full-blown nuclear exchange as countries begin to think that they need nuclear weapons as well.
Storella Discusses Death of Ukraine’s Interior Minister and Ongoing War with Russia
“I do not think that Putin and the people around Putin…are going to back off until they realize that this catastrophic choice that Vladimir Putin made is only leading to disaster for Russia and the Russian people.”
Garčević Comments on Deteriorating Political and Security Situation in Western Balkans
According to Garčević, the EU’s response to insecurity in the Western Balkans speaks more about Brussels’ concern that instability in Ukraine may spill over to the Balkans than the Union’s genuine intention to reinvigorate EU integration of the region.
Storella Interviewed Ahead of Zelenskyy’s Address to U.S. Congress
President Zelensky will have a delicate task appealing across the aisle for ongoing military aid to Ukraine. To do so, Ambassador Storella predicts Zelensky will likely deliver his appeal in terms of enduring American and western values, making clear that Ukraine’s struggle is not just for the people of Ukraine but for the values the American people hold dear, as well.
Garčević Discusses Russia-Ukraine War & Western “Escalation Paradox”
Are the Balkans vulnerable to Russian influence amidst its continued military campaign in Ukraine? How can Western powers keep the door open to negotiations with Russia while also providing Ukraine with aid? Ambassador Garčević explains.
Najam Discusses Impact of Nobel Peace Prize in “TRT World” Interview
In discussing the ceremony and the ethos of the Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Najam highlighted that the Peace Prize is fundamentally different from all the other Nobel awards because it is given not only for past achievements but even more as a symbol of future aspirations. “In this aspect, the Peace Prize is essentially political.”