The Ukraine War: A Watershed Moment for EU Foreign Policy?
The Ukraine War: A Watershed Moment for EU Foreign Policy?

The Ukraine War: A Watershed Moment for EU Foreign Policy?

This week on War & Peace, Elissa Jobson is joined by Crisis Group EU experts Lisa Musiol and Giuseppe Famà to talk about the EU’s transformative response to the Ukraine war and what it can do to help promote peace in other conflicts around the world.

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has been a watershed moment for EU foreign policy. Since then, the EU has mobilised €2 billion of military aid and levied some of the harshest sanctions ever imposed. At the same time, there is concern about how the effects of the Ukraine war will be felt in conflicts elsewhere, as geopolitical tensions threaten to derail fragile peace processes and undermine international cooperation.

This week on War & Peace, Elissa Jobson is joined by Crisis Group’s Senior EU Analyst Lisa Musiol and Head of EU Affairs Giuseppe Famà to run through the recommendations from our Spring Update to the 2022 Watch List. They discuss the EU’s response to the Ukraine war and how it can capitalise on an emboldened foreign policy to promote peace in some of the world’s other conflicts. Highlighting the threats to peace in Libya, Mali, Nagorno-Karabakh and Pakistan, they argue the EU must step up its engagement to prevent escalation and help save lives around the globe, not just in Ukraine. 

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Check out Crisis Group’s 2022 EU Watch List – Spring Update in full to learn more about the crises and conflicts where the EU and its member states can act for peace.

This episode of War & Peace was produced with the support of Stiftung Mercator.

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