Ukraine and Russia: The Who, What, Where, Why
Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine has turned global politics upside down. The US and Europe have co-operated as closely as they have for decades, along with allies like Australia, reinvigorating the West. Germany has committed to a huge boost in defence spending and Finland has dropped 70 years of neutrality. Energy prices have soared. On the other side, China has strongly backed Russia, perhaps with an eye to future conflicts in the Pacific.
Bookoccino will host a special event to discuss the Ukraine war, featuring Bobo Lo, a former Australian diplomat and Russia expert, and Zoya Sheftalovich, a contributing editor of Politico Europe, based in Brussels. The event will be hosted by Richard McGregor of the Lowy Institute.
Date: Friday 3rd of June
Time: 6 – 8.30pm (drinks from 6:00 with talk starting at 6:30)
Location: Moby Dicks, 227 Whale Beach Road, Whale Beach