When Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, it marked the start of the largest war in Europe since World War II. The reverberation is felt all over the world. Global food and energy prices soared, sending inflation to levels not seen in decades. NATO nations joined together in a rare collective effort to help Ukraine, while China moved closer to Russia. Military spending across Europe rose, and war quickly became a factor in domestic politics in countries such as France and the United States.
Does the conflict in Ukraine signal the beginning of a new Cold War? Will it accelerate the decline of globalization and erode the interdependence of economies? How will it affect countries far from the fighting, like China, which has not hidden its ultimate goal of bringing Taiwan under its rule?
Join us on May 2 as we explore these issues in a virtual event with Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister.
One of Britain’s most successful politicians, Mr. Mr Blair led his Labor Party to a landslide victory in the 1997 election and won two more parliamentary elections thereafter. As Prime Minister, he supported military interventions in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq. After retiring in 2007, he became an envoy to the Middle East and set up a fund, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Peter Baker of The New York Times will lead a broad conversation with Mr. Blair and take your questions about the long-term consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine.