Richard Sakwa: Understanding the Ukraine Crises & Paths Toward a Just Peace

On February 3, in a webinar organized by CPDCS, in conjunction with Massachusetts Peace Action,  organized a cutting edge webinar on the Ukraine crisis with 300 participants from 22 nations. Professor Richard Sakwa provided participants with an extraordinary overview of the forces driving the  crisis and  diplomatic steps that could resolve the crisis and create an enduring security order in Europe.  Tom Utrainner of the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation generously transcripted Professor Sakwa’s speech, which you will find here.


Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European politics at the University of Kent and associate fello of the Russia and Eurasia program at Chatam House. He is renowned for his nuanced and incisive analysis of Russian politics and society. He served as the head of the University’s Politics and International Relations department and has published widely about  Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs, including Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands.