A New Reality in the Making: Russia’s War on Ukraine and the Future of Euro-Atlantic Security

October 14, 2023

Dr. Kateryna Shynkaruk

Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington DC

Russia’s war on Ukraine created a new security reality in Europe. This talk combines a practitioner’s and scholarly perspectives on what was wrong with the ‘old reality’,  what factors shaped Eastern Europe’s security ‘grey zone’, and whether the institutional West is gradually responding to this new reality. Kateryna Shynkaruk will discuss the first lessons learned from the exposed challenges and vulnerabilities of Euro-Atlantic security and the contours of a new postwar security order.


Dr. Kateryna Shynkaruk is a senior lecturer at the Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service in Washington DC, where she teaches courses in East European Politics, European Security, and International Relations Theory. Dr. Shynkaruk is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in academia, with think tanks, and diplomatic missions. In 2016-2022, she taught at the International Relations Department of the National University Kyiv Mohyla Academy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Her research interests cover Ukraine’s foreign and security policy, European security, and the role of ideas in International Relations. She holds a Ph.D. in Global Political Affairs (2011) from National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv. In 2013-2020, during a critically important period in the US – Ukraine relations, Dr. Shynkaruk worked as a Political Analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. She received several high-level awards from the Department of State, including Superior Honor Award (2018).

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