European Security, Russia and Ukraine | GSF 2022: Age of Instability

September 22, 2022 – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has ushered in a new wave of European security concerns, including NATO’s position in the world, energy security, and the global food crisis. LTG Mark Hertling provides an overview of the conflict thus far, his predictions for the next stages of the war, and discuss the wider impacts that the conflict has had on the European security landscape.


– LTG Mark Hertling, U.S. Army (Ret.), Former Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe

– Moderator CDT Chiara Wurdack, U.S. Military Academy

This conversation was part of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s 2022 Global Security Forum: Age of Instability. Learn more at

From the war in Ukraine to U.S. Navy readiness, Global Security Forum 2022 focuses on addressing global areas of instability and strategizing for the future. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley persistently cautions that we are entering a period of global instability. Our expert panelists will delve into our most critical security concerns: from the war in Ukraine, shifting power dynamics in the Pacific and the Taiwan question, to defense innovation in response to global crises. How can our institutions, leaders, and businesses confront the challenges posed by an uncertain future?

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Former Commanding General of U.S. Army, Europe


U.S. Military Academy