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

(Routledge, 2017)

Book Forum
March 10, 2017 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

Featuring the co-author Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); Former Senior Advisor, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; with comments by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Christine Guluzian, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

In Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia, Samuel Charap (Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, IISS) and Timothy J. Colton (Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and Chair of the Department of Government, Harvard University) examine the roots of the Ukraine crisis, which saw the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, 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. The authors argue that all governments involved must recognize the failure of current policies and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives. Everyone Loses provides a timely and readable analysis of how we arrived at this dangerous juncture and how we might get out of it.