Ambassador Taylor served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine during the contentious period of determining how the United States should support the people of that state as they forge their path separate from the powerful neighbor. His insights and vast experience will offer a basis for stimulating discussion of what may happen next.
Russia has amassed tens of thousands of troops on the border it shares with Ukraine, raising the concerns of not only Ukraine, but its European neighbors and the United States. Putin threatens to invade Ukraine, a place he has referred to a “Little Russia”, if his demands for Russia’s unhampered ability to exert its own power in Central Europe are not met. Ambassador Taylor, former US Ambassador to Ukraine and current Vice President of Strategic Stability and Security at the US Institute of Peace, will help us unpack this major issue of global concern.