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Ukraine, Russia and the World... What Lies Ahead?

Ben Hodges sees the key to Ukrainian victory in making Crimea untenable for Russia. What Lies Ahead?


Tuesday, 31. October 2023, 18:30 – 20:00 h

At the University of Zurich, Rämistrasse 71, 8006 Zurich, KOH-B-10

Event Language: English

A winning scenario is to provide Ukraine what it needs to defeat Russian aggression. Longer-range precision weapons such as the 300km ATACMS and combat aircraft such as the F16 would enable Ukraine to make Crimea untenable for Russia which is key for Ukrainian victory. Once Russia is defeated, negotiations should seal Ukrainian sovereignty, freedom, and territorial integrity. NATO membership would provide a security guarantee to deter further Russian aggression and improve European security overall. China will take note. – As argues our speaker.

Admission is free. No pre-registration necessary. No seat reservation possible.
This event will be live-streamed and provided for replay.


Lieutenant General (retired) Ben Hodges

Strategy expert for global security

Short Bio

Ben Hodges, the former Commanding General of US Army Europe, is now Senior Advisor to Human Rights First, a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Prior to joining Human Rights First, he held the Pershing Chair in Strategic Studies at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). General Hodges serves as NATO Senior Mentor for Logistics, he consults for several companies on Europe, NATO, and the European Union, and he is co-author of the book “Future War and the Defence of Europe” (Oxford University Press, 2021).

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