November 17, 2009 - News
New paper on Ukraine's geopolitical choice in 2009
By Steven Pifer
In a new policy paper from the Brookings Institution's Center on the
United States and Europe, Steven Pifer outlines Ukraine's competing
geopolitical options as Russia and the West compete for influence with
the incoming administration, and assesses foreign policy options for
the United States should the next Ukranian president decide to pursue
stronger ties with Russia.
Steven Pifer is former ambassador to Ukraine. Steven Pifer’s career as a Foreign Service officer centered on Europe, the former Soviet Union and arms control. In addition to Kyiv, he had postings in London, Moscow, Geneva and Warsaw as well as on the National Security Council. He is currently at Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, focusing on Ukraine and Russia issues. He is a frequent invited expert speaker at the Forum on Contemporary Europe.