Ukraine on the Edge

Schedule

Sat Jan 29 2022 at 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Location

Cafe 8 | Hong Kong, HK

Ukraine on the Edge
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Ukraine on the Edge
About this Event

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest saber-rattling against Ukraine presents a fresh threat to regional and European security. Mounting tensions, mutual mistrust, and uncertainty regarding the Kremlin’s precise intentions will further complicate efforts to resolve the crisis peacefully. Some experts worry that, because Putin has few good options for retaining power, Russia may indeed launch a highly risky invasion. Others think that it’s rather a bluff and it won’t lead to a full-scale war between the two countries.

As reports pile up about Russia’s military mobilization on Ukraine’s border and the Kremlin’s diplomatic demands, questions abound. What is going on? What will come next? Will Russia invade? How should the West respond to Russia’s troop buildup? During the upcoming meeting “Ukraine on the Edge”, we will discuss the power dynamics in the post-USSR region and its geopolitical implications.

Date & time: Saturday Jan 29, 10 am

Venue: Cafe 8 (Central Pier #8)

Recommended articles for reading:

1. Why Russia Has Never Accepted Ukrainian Independence

https://www.economist.com/....../why-russia-has-never......

2. Ukraine on the Edge

https://www.project-syndicate.org/....../ukraine-on-the-edge

Other referenced materials:

1. Putin's Ukraine Formula

https://www.project-syndicate.org/....../putin-ukraine......

2. Putin’s Dangerous Ukraine Narrative

https://www.project-syndicate.org/....../putin-denial......

3. What Putin Really Wants in Ukraine

https://www.foreignaffairs.com/....../what-putin......

Fee: Free, attendees would buy a drink as a courtesy to the venue.

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Format: Free-flow discussion in a small group of 4 people. We will not have a speaker on chosen discussion topic, thus your self-preparation is key for an intelligent and quality discussion within a group (under Chatham House Rule).

The Economic Club is a community of intellectually curious people in Hong Kong. Founded in 2015, it is a space where people come together to connect, learn from each other and just have fun through small-group discussions on selected topics.

Learn more about the Economic Club on https://www.econclubhk.org

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Cafe 8, Pier 8, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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