IWP held a Public Debate “What is after the Budapest Memorandum?” (Photo, Video)

10:57 AM 6-12-2016

On 5th of December, the anniversary of signing the Budapest Memorandum, the Institute of World Policy held a debate and presentation of the research on new opportunities for strengthening security of Ukraine.The research paper “Security in Transition. How to Counter Aggression with Limited Resources” was presented at the event.

The primary objective of IWP study is to analyze security opportunities for Ukraine within five frameworks: cooperation with NATO, regional security arrangements, armed neutrality, bilateral security arrangements, and asymmetric model.

The IWP has also prepared 10 recommendations that will improve Ukraine’s security if carried out.

Watch full video of the debate here.

Alyona Getmanchuk, Director, Institute of World Policy;
Judith Gough, British Ambassador to Ukraine;
Volodymyr Ohryzko, Minister of Foreign Affairs (2007-2009);
Oleksandr Chaly, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador; Head of the Supervisory Board, Institute for Global Transformations;
Ihor Smeshko, Head of the Security Service of Ukraine (2003-2005)
James Sherr, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Isaac Webb, analyst, writer for Foreign Affairs, World Politics Journal, Kyiv Post, The Atlantic


The report was conducted within the “Think Tank Support Initiative” implemented by the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) in partnership with Think Tank Fund (TTF) with financial support of the Embassy of Sweden in Ukraine.