Thursday, 24th March 2022
Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) and Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden / Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), University of Duisburg-Essen
Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine is a terrible tragedy that is causing untold human suffering and destruction, killing and wounding thousands and forcing millions of people to flee their homes, thus also triggering a massive humanitarian crisis in Europe. The Russian invasion is also an attack on international law, the European peace order and the rules-based international order, with hitherto unforeseeable implications. The war has immense costs and consequences: first and foremost, as in every war, for the people directly affected, whose lives are destroyed and whose futures are disrupted, who lose their lives, their loved ones, their homes and their freedom. Ukraine’s future is in danger. So is Russia’s, albeit in a different way: apart from the economic impact of the sanctions, the situation is becoming increasingly dangerous for dissenters, journalists, critical academics and activists due to the dictatorial government’s increasingly hard crackdown. The war also has important consequences for the European security architecture and the global order, with yet unclear political, economic and security implications around the world.
Ukraine Special - Putin ad portas ... A talk with Tobias Debiel and Herbert Wulf (cooperadio, 10 March 2022)