Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Friday, February 17, 2017 -
12:15pm to 1:45pm

CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, S030

Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West, and the countries caught in between.  In this new book, Samuel Charap and Timothy J. Colton examine the roots of the Ukraine crisis, offering a coherent narrative of Western and Russian policies in post-Soviet Eurasia since 1991 and providing a balanced assessment of both Russia and the West’s actions post-2014. They argue that all governments involved must recognize the failure of current policies and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives.

Copies of Everyone Loses will be available for purchase at the event.

Samuel Charap is the Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in the IISS–Americas office in Washington DC. He conducts research and manages Institute programming on his areas of expertise.  He holds a doctorate in politics and a masters in Russian and East European studies from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar. He received his BA from Amherst College. He was a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Moscow Center and the International Center for Policy Studies (Kyiv), and a Fulbright Scholar at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.


Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS

Chair: Yuval Weber, Assistant Professor, National Research University - Higher School of Economics; Postdoctoral Fellow, Davis Center

Cosponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Russia Matters Project, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

For more information, please call 617-495-4037.