Using precision strikes on energy facilities, Moscow hopes to leave more than 10 million Ukrainians without power or heat as temperatures in the region fall below freezing. How can the United States and Europe best help return Ukrainian energy back to normalcy? What equipment does Ukraine need the most?
Alice Albright, CEO of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, joins for a high-profile conversation exploring her mission as head of one of the most prominent development organizations at a time marked by international challenges.
Europe in crisis
War in Ukraine
In February 2022, Moscow launched an all-out invasion of Ukraine after a months-long military build-up, threatening the country’s sovereignty and its future. This existential moment for the country follows the 2014 Maidan revolution, a nexus for Ukraine’s Europe-focused foreign policy and reform efforts. The ensuing Russian invasion and occupation of Crimea, aggression in Ukraine’s east, and Kremlin disinformation efforts, cast a shadow over Ukraine’s independence.
Vladimir Putin marks his seventieth birthday on October 7 but the Russian ruler has little reason to celebrate as his disastrous Ukraine invasion continues to unravel leaving Russia increasingly internationally isolated.
Recent drone activity close to Norwegian energy infrastructure has sparked calls for urgent security measures to prevent potential Russian sabotage of vital oil and gas exports to Europe in the coming months.
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