A seventh running of the US-UA Security Dialogue took place on February 25, 2016 in Washington, DC. the American Foreign Policy Council, CUSUR, the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation and the US-Ukraine Foundation brought together a select number of senior defense officials and experts to engage a seminal discussion entitled: Taking New Measure of Russia”s “Near Abroad”: Assessing Security Challenges Facing the “Frontline States”.

Speakers included:

Margarita Assenova David J. Kramer
James Bezan Ostap Kryvdyk
Steven Blank Marius Laurinavičius
Aurel Braun Henrik Lax
Michael Carpenter Sander “Sandy” Levin
Valeriy Chaly Ihor Kozak
Ariel Cohen William Miller
William H. Courtney Hüseyin Oylupinar
Derek Fraser Andriy Parubiy
Paul Goble Herman Pirchner
John Herbst William B. Taylor, Jr.
Glen Howard Temuri Yakobashvili
Adrian Karmazyn


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


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Ambassador Valeriy Chaly’s
address to SD VII

Fmr. Finnish & Euro Parliament MP Hendrik Lax’s
featured remarks

Amb. Derek Fraser’s
featured remarks



The event’s program



The event’s brochure


Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.



US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VII Photo Report