US-Ukraine Security Dialogue XVI

Taking Measure of Ukraine’s Defense Capabilities & Needs After a Second Year of War


February 29, 2024


US-Ukraine Security Dialogue XVI: Taking Measure of Ukraine’s Defense Capabilities & Needs After a Second Year of War was held  in Washington DC on February 29, 2024.

The event featured six-panel discussions and three highlight focus sessions. The panel discussions were dedicated to examining Ukraine’s ability to properly engage in war along classical security dimensions: land (regular/territorial); sea/maritime defense; air/air defense; cyber warfare/information warfare as well as it’s capacity to adequately maintain its infrastructure assets (whether military or civilian) and energy resources.

The highlight focus sessions gave prominence to considering, as tradition would have it (and as present circumstances clearly would recommend it), why Ukraine’s security matters enough to its neighbors and the world at large to merit serious military assistance in time of need.


  • Margarita Assenova
  • Pavlo Bandriwsky
  • Stephen Blank
  • Anthony Blount
  • Phil Breedlove
  • Jaroslav Brisiuck
  • Wesley Clark
  • Luke Coffey
  • Ariel Cohen
  • William Courtney
  • Oleksandr Danylyuk
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Tammy Duckworth
  • Andrew Fink
  • Paul Goble
  • TX Hammes
  • John Herbst
  • Volodymyr Havrylov 
  • Ben Hodges
  • Glen Howard
  • Oksana Ishchuk
  • Rueben Johnson
  • Ihor Kabanenko
  • Phillips O’Brien
  • Oleksander Pavliuk
  • Kyle Parker
  • Roman Popadiuk
  • Denis Sienyk
  • Kurt Volker
  • Zenovy Wowczuk
  • Andriy Zagorodnyuk
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center For US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • Ukrainian National Information Service


  • Civil-Military Innovation Institute
  • Heritage Foundation at First Federal Savings
  • Jurkiw Family Foundation
  • Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union
  • Vovk Foundation


  • Christine Balko
  • Ian Berman
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  •  Andrew Futey
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Roman Myhal
  • Tamara Olexy 
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Yuri Wowczuk
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • Kyle Parker’s First Word Remarks
  • Glen Howard – Ihor Kabanenko – Wes Clark –  John Herbst on ‘Winning the War at Sea’: View YouTube video here.
  • Reuben Johnson’s ‘Options for Defence Industry’. View presentation below.
  • Margarita Assenova’s ‘The War and Russia’s Energy Revenue’. View presentation below
  • Andrew Fink’s article on ‘Evading Sanctions With Russian MK Companies’ (basis for SD presentation)

NOTE: Pavlo Bandriwsky moderated the session with Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth, which can be viewed in the Afternoon Livestream video at 1:34.


  • “Duckworth Reiterates How Supporting Ukraine Helps Ukraine, the United States and the Rest of the Free World”. Read article here


  • A photo album of pictures from the day can be found here and below.


View the full program here.