Asia Institute Webinar: The Ukraine Crisis and its implications for Greater Asia

The Ukraine Crisis and its implications for Greater Asia


Date: April 2o, 2022

Time: 08:00-10:00 pm [Korea Time]


The current war in Ukraine is the largest conventional (interstate) conflict since the Korean War by measures such as battlefield deaths, personnel who act, weapons and equipment were used. It is also the first proxy war between nuclear-armed powers since Russia’s intervention in Syria. Therefore, it is not unreasonable to ask what the impact of the conflict in Ukraine is beyond that country and Europe. The Korean War played a key role in strengthening the conflict during the Cold War. Not only through encouraging the formation of U.S. alliances in Asia but also through a deeper commitment to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the Warsaw Pact in Europe.

In each country in Asia, analysts and policymakers are watching the Ukraine war closely and learned lessons from war consciously and unconsciously. Events in Ukraine have implications for other countries. How in terms of what is possible? What is at risk? Conflict awareness is coalesced around four basic questions: Why do wars happen? How are wars being fought? What does war mean for the world order? And when will it end and under what conditions? In the discussion attended to each of these questions. We can begin to see some of the broader impacts of the Ukraine war on Asia.