The Future of Russia’s War in Ukraine

A year after Russia invaded Ukraine, the war continues to accrue appalling costs in lives and treasure with no end in sight, leaving those across the political spectrum to wonder how this war ends. What might year two bring? And what are the best options for protecting Ukraine’s independence, ending Russian aggression, and keeping the US and Ukraine’s neighbors out of the war? Join George Beebe and Ivo Daalder for a debate about what it will take to end Russia’s war in Ukraine, co-sponsored by the Quincy Institute and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Jessica Tuchman Mathews, distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, will moderate. The conversation will take place on Thursday, March 9, from 6:30 – 7:15 pm EST / 5:30 – 6:15 CST.


George Beebe

George Beebe is director of Grand Strategy at the Quincy Institute. He spent more than two decades in government as an intelligence analyst, diplomat, and policy advisor, including as director of the CIA’s Russia analysis and as a staff advisor on Russia matters to Vice President Cheney. 

Ivo H. Daalder

Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.

Jessica Tuchman Mathews (Moderator)

Jessica Tuchman Mathews is a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a board member of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. She served as Carnegie’s president for 18 years