The Ukraine “Peace Summit”

The Ukraine “Peace Summit” in Switzerland on June 15th and 16th is taking place in the absence of Russia (not invited), as well as China and other key countries. The ten-point “peace plan” put forward by the Ukrainian government is generally regarded by experts as standing no chance of success. Nonetheless, Western governments hope that the summit will help to rally international support and sympathy for Ukraine.

To assess the outcomes of the meeting, the Quincy Institute held a conversation with John Mearsheimer, QI Non-Resident Fellow and R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, Anne Kraatz, QI Non-Resident Fellow, and Daniel Larison, contributing editor at Anatol Lieven, director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute, moderated.


John Mearsheimer

John J. Mearsheimer is a Non-Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and the R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, where he has taught since 1982. He graduated from West Point (1970), has a PhD in political science from Cornell University (1981), and has written extensively about security issues and international politics. Among his six books, "The Tragedy of Great Power Politics" (2001, 2014) won the Joseph Lepgold Book Prize, and "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy" (with Stephen M. Walt, 2007), made the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into twenty-four languages.

Anne Kraatz

Anne Kraatz is a Non Resident Fellow at the Quincy Institute and was until recently a Senior Fellow at the Institut Open Diplomacy, a French think tank. A dual French American citizen, she was an elected member of the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad France in charge of organizing and moderating public debates on US foreign affairs with many academics and high ranking military and civilian officials from France, the US, Afghanistan, Russia, and more.

Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison is a regular columnist at Responsible Statecraft, contributing editor at, and a former senior editor at The American Conservative magazine. He has a Ph.D. in History from the University of Chicago. He writes regularly for his newsletter, Eunomia, on Substack.

Anatol Lieven

Anatol Lieven (moderator) directs the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. From 1985 to 1998, Lieven worked as a journalist in South Asia, the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and covered the wars in Afghanistan, Chechnya and the southern Caucasus.