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Ukraine, Russia and the West
Steven Pifer, Brookings Senior Fellow, U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000), will discuss the challenges facing Ukraine, Russia’s approach and motives, and the West’s policy response.

Cost: $10
Steven Pifer is director of the Brookings Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative and a senior fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings.

A retired foreign service officer, his more than 25 years with the State Department focused on U.S. relations with the former Soviet Union and Europe, as well as arms control and security issues. He served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs with responsibilities for Russia and Ukraine (2001-2004), U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (1998-2000) and special assistant to the president and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia on the National Security Council (1996-1997).

Pifer is co-author of The Opportunity: Next Steps in Reducing Nuclear Arms (Brookings, October 2012). His other publications include “Missile Defense in Europe: Cooperation or Contention?” Brookings Arms Control Series Paper #8 (May 2012); “Ukraine’s Perilous Balancing Act,” Current History (March 2012); “NATO, Nuclear Weapons and Arms Control,” Brookings Arms Control Series Paper #7 (July 2011); “The Next Round: The United States and Nuclear Arms Reductions After New START,” Brookings Arms Control Series Paper #4 (November 2010); “Ukraine’s Geopolitical Choice, 2009,” Eurasian Geography and Economics (July 2009); “Reversing the Decline: An Agenda for U.S.-Russian Relations in 2009,” Brookings paper (January 2009).
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Thursday, May 29 2014 at 6:30pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Truman National Security Project
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