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In this series of talks, IERES’s Petrach Program on Ukraine offers the DC-area community in-person opportunities to engage leading scholarly Ukraine experts on their important new books.


This event will begin with opening remarks from Dr. Henry Hale, Director of GW's Petrach Program on Ukraine, followed by a lecture by the author, and a moderated Q&A with the audience. This event is hosted by the  Petrach Program on Ukraine and the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). The talk will be in-person and recorded.


About the Book

Drawing on research presented in his recent book, Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War, 2nd Edition (2023), D’Anieri will explore the factors that led to Russia’s full-scale invasion in 2022. The war has eliminated few of these factors, and has exacerbated many of them. The question we must address is how can peace be maintained in the long term if the underlying causes of the war remain in place? A significant portion of the wars in history are accounted for by the same states fighting over and over. Therefore, and as the failure of the Minsk process shows, merely reaching a cease-fire will likely be insufficient to produce enduring peace. What possibilities exist for establishing long-term security in the region, and what are the most challenging obstacles to reaching that goal? Will redrawing of boundaries help or hurt? What about admitting Ukraine to NATO or providing other security guarantees?


About the Author

Paul D'Anieri is Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. A long-time scholar of Ukrainian-Russian relations, D’Anieri is the author of Ukraine and Russia: From Civilized Divorce to Uncivil War, 2nd ed. (Cambridge, 2023). His other books include The Sources of Russia’s Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order, (2018; with Taras Kuzio); Understanding Ukrainian Politics: Power, Politics and Institutional Design (2007) and Economic Interdependence in Ukrainian-Russian Relations (1999). His articles on the conflict between Russia and Ukraine have appeared recently in Europe-Asia Studies and Post-Soviet Affairs.


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