Building a Stronger U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership
About this event
The Transatlantic Task Force on Ukraine, the Reanimation Package of Reforms, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States invite you to a briefing with leading Ukrainian experts focused on the recent meeting between President Biden and President Zelenskyy and the outcomes and commitments aimed at revitalizing strategic relations between the United States and Ukraine. The Biden-Zelenskyy meeting on September 1 and joint statement on the U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership highlight a bilateral relationship that continues to evolve and deepen with Washington pledging to enhance security, economic, energy, and democracy support.
In their joint statement, Washington and Kyiv acknowledge that Ukraine’s success is central to the global struggle between democracy and autocracy. At the same time, they argue that reforming the defense, security, and energy sectors, overhauling the judiciary, and developing anticorruption infrastructure, as well as ensuring sustainable economic growth, should be top priorities in Ukraine's ongoing transformation. How do Ukrainian experts assess the outcome of the Zelenskyy-Biden meeting and priorities going forward, including implementation of agreements and commitments? Can these agreements be the catalyst for democratic reforms and Euro-Atlantic integration? What are the key current challenges and where is the help of international partners needed?
Igor BurakovskyMember of RPR Coalition Board, Head of Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER)
Olena ProkopenkoVisiting Fellow
Olena Prokopenko is a visiting fellow at the GMF, focusing on U.S.-Ukraine and EU-Ukraine relations. She is a co-founder of the Transatlantic Task Force on Ukraine established by GMF and partner organizations in 2018 to strengt...
Jonathan D. KatzSenior Fellow and Director, Democracy Initiatives
Jonathan Katz is director of Democracy Initiatives and a senior fellow with The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) based in the Washington, DC, office. Prior to joining GMF from 2014-17, Katz was the deputy assista...