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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Should the Biden Administration Pressure the Ukrainians to Go to the Negotiating Table and Resolve the Dispute With Russia Diplomatically?

| Nov. 16, 2023

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine reaches a stalemate, whether there is a need to push for diplomatic negotiations has come to the forefront of debates. Some argue that the Biden administration should pressure the Ukrainians to go to the negotiating table and resolve the dispute with Russia diplomatically. Others firmly oppose any such negotiations out of fear for Ukrainian capitulation.

This study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, is examining key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. Two teams of four students each debated this week's topic as the rest of the study group observed.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

European Security Unsettled: The Debates Unleashed by Russia’s War Against Ukraine

Over the course of six sessions, a study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, examined key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. This collection summarizes the debates held on each topic between two teams of four students each with the objective of providing a deeper understanding of the geopolitics of the war in Ukraine and the implications for U.S. interests.

 

Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Stephen Hadley on the Major Challenges Facing the United States Today

| Nov. 14, 2023

Karen Donfried, former Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian affairs, interviews Stephen Hadley, former National Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, on the Major Challenges Facing the United States Today.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Is the Invasion of Ukraine a Strategic Failure for Russia?

| Nov. 09, 2023

Experts in the international community have been quick to denounce Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a strategic defeat, both in security and economic terms. However, some members within the foreign policy arena claim it is still premature to draw any definitive conclusions as the war continues its course.

This study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, is examining key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. Two teams of four students each debated this week's topic as the rest of the study group observed.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Has Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Strengthened Transatlantic Ties?

| Nov. 02, 2023

Transatlantic ties and unity have experienced substantial transformation as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The question as to whether or not the transatlantic alliance is fraying or strengthening remains central to current debates.

This study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, is examining key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. Two teams of four students each debated this week's topic as the rest of the study group observed.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Is the War in Ukraine Distracting the U.S. From the Much Larger Challenge China Poses in Asia Specifically and to the U.S.-led World Order Generally?

| Oct. 30, 2023

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has prompted policymakers in Washington to devote substantial attention and resources over the past 20 months to supporting Kyiv. Some observers fear that the war in Ukraine could divert the United States’ focus from other priorities, most notably the wide-ranging challenges posed to U.S. interests by a powerful and ambitious China.

This study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, is examining key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. Two teams of four students each debated this week's topic as the rest of the study group observed.

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Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Should the U.S. Continue to Provide the Substantial Level of Military Assistance to Ukraine That is has Over the Past 18 Month?

| Oct. 19, 2023

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has pushed the United States’ substantial level of military assistance to Ukraine over the past 18 months to the forefront of international conversations and debates alike. While some question the assistance altogether, many ask whether or not Europe should be stepping up to do more.

This study group, led by Dr. Karen Donfried, is examining key foreign policy debates flowing from Russia’s war against Ukraine. Two teams of four students each debated this week's topic as the rest of the study group observed.