Russia, Ukraine, & the Threat of Nuclear War | Global Security Forum 2023

September 22, 2023Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues to be at the forefront of our global community’s pressing security concerns. Now in its 20th month, the current state of the war presents a tipping point that will determine the future of European security and international law for decades to come.

This powerhouse lineup of security leaders gives us a critical update on the war in Ukraine and discusses the wider effects of the war on European security, the importance of global alliances like NATO, and how we can deter Russia.

Introduction by Maj. Gen. Garrett Yee (U.S. Army, Ret.): Vice President & General Manager, Army Sector, General Dynamics Information Technology

This conversation was part of the World Affairs Council of Connecticut’s Global Security Forum 2023: Tipping Points & Trip Wires. Learn more at

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LTG Laura A. Potter,

U.S. Army; 47th U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2

LtGen Steven Shepro,

U.S. Air Force, Ret.; 21st Deputy Chairman of the NATO Military Committee

LTG Stephen Twitty,

U.S. Army, Ret.; Former Deputy Commander of U.S. European Command

MGen Michel-Henri St-Louis,

Canadian Armed Forces; Canadian Defence Attaché to the U.S

MOD. Arthur House,

Adjunct Professor University of Connecticut