Forum 2000: February news, a call for solidarity

A Call for Solidarity with the People of Ukraine

We, the undersigned members of the International Coalition for Democratic Renewal, strongly condemn the military invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin’s regime. This action represents a war of aggression, a crime against humanity and a new chapter in the struggle between autocracy and democracy, which require the strongest possible response of the international community.

Ukraine needs the support of the international community now more than ever. This Russian war of aggression is an attack on the very fabric of a peaceful and rule-based international order. Today Ukraine is a victim but tomorrow it could be any other country. (…)

James Lamond: Putting Transatlantic Relations to the Test

In #Forum2000online Chat, James Lamond, the Director of the Democratic Resilience Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA), joined Martin Ehl, a journalist and author working for Czech Economic Daily Hospodářské noviny (, to talk about the impact that the ongoing security crisis resulting from Russian invasion in Ukraine will have on the future of NATO and transatlantic relations in general. For now, Western leaders seem to speak a common voice expressing condemnation of Russian aggression. In the interview, J. Lamond placed the recent developments in Eastern Europe in a broader picture of the challenges the transatlantic community will have to face in the nearest future.

The Summit for Democracy, between controversy and hope

In #Forum2000online ChatCharles Edel, the Australia Chair and a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, joined Irena Kalhousová, the Head of the Herzl Center of Israel Studies at the Charles University and member of the Forum 2000 Program Council, to talk about the Summit for Democracy and other initiatives launched by Joe Biden’s administration, which show that Washington — after the experience of Trump’s presidency —  is ready to take the leading role in promoting and defending democracy worldwide.

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