Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine on 24 February 2022 is a pivotal moment in modern history. The world’s largest country, encompassing one eighth of the Earth's inhabitable landmass; with the ninth largest population, the sixth largest economy measured by purchasing power parity, the largest known supplies of minerals and energy resources, and with over 4,000 long-range nuclear missiles, made a direct challenge to the global order that was established at the end of the Cold War. Putin's decision has changed the world, and it is still unclear what the consequences of Russia's invasion will be.
In this talk, Professor Chaisty will focus on the domestic drivers of the conflict. Presenting research on popular opinion in Russia conducted at the University of Oxford since the early 1990s, he will explain why the war in Ukraine is likely remain an issue in global politics for many years to come and will consider its consequences for Russian political development.
This lecture is part of the 'The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies Lecture Series', taking place on Fridays from 2 February to 8 March 2024. You may either register for individual lectures or you may choose to register for the entire lecture series at a reduced price.
Please note: this lecture will close to enrolments at 23:59 UTC on 27 February 2024.