September 03, 2021

President Zelensky’s White House Visit, with Melinda Haring and Amb. Alexander Vershbow

By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Jim Townsend, Melinda Haring and Alexander Vershbow

What does Ukrainian President Zelensky’s White House visit tell us about the state of US-Ukrainian relations? Melinda Haring and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow join Andrea Kendall-Taylor and Jim Townsend to discuss the key issues in the relationship as well as how the US and Europe should shape their policy toward Ukraine in the future.

Melinda Haring is the deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. Previously, she was the editor of the Atlantic Council’s popular publication, the Ukraine Alert blog. Haring has also worked for Eurasia Foundation, Freedom House, and the National Democratic Institute, where she managed democracy assistance programs in Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Russia.

Ambassador Alexander “Sandy” Vershbow is a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Eurasia Center. Ambassador Vershbow was the deputy secretary general of NATO from February 2012 to October 2016. Prior to his post at NATO, Ambassador Vershbow served for three years as the US assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs.

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  • Podcast
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    The Ongoing Crisis in Belarus, with David Kramer and Brian Whitmore

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  • Commentary
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    A Limited Partnership

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