Date : 29/03/2023 | Time : 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm |
This talk will be on Zoom. The talk is free but you do need to book a place using the booking form below to get access details.
Sir Laurie Bristow will offer a brief assessment of what motivated the Russian government to invade Ukraine in February 2022. He will go on to reflect on what the decision to invade and subsequent developments suggest for the future of Britain’s and NATO’s relations with Russia. The UK’s 2021 Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy refers to Russia as ‘the most acute threat’ to UK security. Yet, Britain and Russia have mutual interests in tackling a variety of security, geopolitical and environmental challenges.
Sir Laurie is President of Hughes Hall, Cambridge. He joined the British diplomatic service in 1990. He served as Ambassador to Russia from 2016 to 2020. Other overseas postings included Romania in the early 1990s, Azerbaijan as Ambassador from 2004 to 2007, and Afghanistan as Ambassador in 2021, during the fall of the Republic to the Taliban. Senior roles in London included Director for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Director for National Security, and COP26 Regional Ambassador for China, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East.
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