Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has shattered 30-years of peace in Europe. Scores of Ukrainian soldiers and civilians have died in the Russian offensive and thousands of Russian combatants have been killed by the resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians civilians are fleeing the conflict and pouring into NATO member states in Eastern Europe—this could be the largest refugee crisis in Europe in a century. European and American allies have been unified in imposing a heavy price on Russia for their aggression and the Russian economy is spiraling into deepening crisis.
Please join the American Security Project on Wednesday, 9 March at 2 PM ET for a conversation with the Right Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton, former European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. Baroness Ashton will share her views on the war in Ukraine, European perspectives on the conflict, alliance cohesion, and the risks of escalation.
The Right Honourable Baroness Catherine Ashton served as the European Union’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy from 2009 to 2014. She earned wide praise as a negotiator, leading the P5+1 talks on Iran’s nuclear program and galvanizing agreement between Serbia and Kosovo.
Previously, Baroness Ashton served as the first woman Commissioner for Trade in the European Commission and the first woman British European Commissioner. A Life Peer in the British House of Lords, she is a former nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize, among other accolades.