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US-UA Security Dialogue XII
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
March 3-4 5, 2021 
US-UA BNS (Forum XI)
New York City [ [Webcasting]
April 15, 2021
US-UA WG Yearly Summit IX
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 16-17, 2021

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Kyiv [Webcasting] 
August 30, 2021 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukraine at 30
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 18, 2021 

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University Club 
October 21, 2021 

CUSUR 2016 - Project I
US-UA “Working Group” Initiative

The US-Ukraine “Working Group” Initiative was launched in 2007 in order to secure an array of experts in "areas of interest” for CUSUR and its various forums/proceedings; at the same time, it was hoped that the ‘experts’ might agree to write a series of ‘occasional papers’ to identify “major issues” impacting on US-Ukrainian relations.
CUSUR 2017 - Project II
Publication Efforts

Recognizing the urgent need to set up proper channels for the maximum circulation of the information/analysis CUSUR possessed or had at its disposal, the Center long focused on having ‘a publication presence’ of some form or another.
Program: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VII


Taking New Measure of Russia’s ‘Near Abroad’:
Assessing Security Challenges Facing the ‘Frontline States’

February 25, 2015

Venue: 1777 F Street NW, Washington DC 20006 [1st Floor Conference Room]

8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9: 25 am — Word of Welcome:

  • [US]: Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI)
  • [UA]: HE Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]

9:25 am – 9:55 am — The First Question: Which States Constitute RU’s ‘Near Aboard’? Should They Be Worried?


  • William Taylor [United States Institute of Peace]


  • Stephen Blank [American Foreign Policy Council]

9:55 am – 11:15 am — Panel I [Extended Discussion] --- The 'Hybrid War in Ukraine': Sampling of a 'Frontline State' Future?


  • John Herbst [Atlantic Council]

Lead Remarks:

  • Andriy Parubiy [Vice Speaker of the Rada of Ukraine; Fmr. Head of the UA National Security & Defense Council]


  • Glen Howard [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Ariel Cohen [Atlantic Council; Institute for the Analysis of Global Security]
  • Derek Fraser [University of Victoria]

11:15 am – 12:30 pm — Focus Session II: Assessing Threat Risks to the 'Traditional Near Abroad' [GUAM Members; the Baltic States; Central Asia & Belarus]


  • William Courtney [RAND Corporation]


  • Temuri Yakobashvili [German Marshall Fund]
  • Vlad Spanu [Moldova Foundation]
  • Marius Laurinavicius [Center For European Policy Analysis]
  • Paul Goble [Windows on Eurasia]

Suggested Topics:

  • Moldova, Georgia & Azerbaijan: Will Frozen Conflicts Remain Frozen?
  • The Baltic States: Any Grounds for Fearing a 'Sudeten Russian' Card?
  • Central Asia & Belarus: Is Anyone Watching for 'Bear-tracks'?

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm — Lunch Break [Press Interviews]

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm — Focus Session II: Might the United States Become a ‘Frontline State’?


  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]


  • Michael Carpenter [Dep. Asst. Secretary of Defense/EEA][INVITED]

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm — Focus Session III: Is Canada on the ‘Frontline’ in the Arctic?


  • William Miller [Woodrow Wilson International Center]


  • James Bezan [Member of Canadian Parliament/NDC]

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm — Focus Session IV: Assessing Risks to the 'Recent Additional Near Abroad' [Nordic Neutrals; Visegrad Countries; Black Sea Nations]


  • David Kramer [McCain Institute]


  • Henryk Lax [MP Emeritus/Finnish Parliament-European Parliament]
  • Margarita Assemova [Jamestown Foundation]
  • Aurel Braun [University of Toronto]
  • Hüseyin Oylupinar [Harvard University]

Suggested Topics:

  • Scandinavian 'Neutral States' – An Umbrella Too Short?
  • Do the Visegrad States Face a ‘Iskander Intimidation Factor’ in Kaliningrad?
  • Do the Black Sea Nations Face a ‘Iskander Intimidation Factor’ in Crimea?

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm — Highlight IRU ‘Information Ops’ in the Old & New ‘Near Abroard


  • Adrian Karmazyn [US-Ukraine Foundation; Former VOA UA Desk Chief]


  • Ostap Kryvdyk [Senior Advisor to the UA Rada Vice Speaker; Former Information Officer of the UA Nat. Sec. & Defense Council]]

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm — A Final Word

  • Sen. Robert Portman [R-OH] [Senate Ukraine Caucus Co-Chair]

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm — Evening Reception: American Foreign Policy Council


  • The US-UA Security Dialogue VII Organizing Committee


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation
  • US-Ukraine Foundation

Last Updated ( Monday, 29 February 2016 )

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