June 15th 2022

Launched on June 15th, the webinar on “Ukraine War and Geopolitical Implications for Europe and Asia” attracted over 70 participants to join online and in-person. The joint event is organized by Taiwan Center for Security Studies (TCSS) and Institute for Strategic Research (IRSEM) to assess the ongoing conflict in Ukraine and its impact on the regions.

The ongoing war in Ukraine marked a historic turning point for European security. During the conference, global experts firstly analyzed Russia’s military operations and Ukraine’s strategic defense, highlighting the fact that combats in industrial areas poses high risks of environmental disasters.

Admiral Richard Chen further added that Russia’s vision for Ukraine is a multifaceted security, diplomatic, economic and Russian glory undertaking which has changed the current geopolitics and geo-economy, and also jeopardized vulnerable countries on the food crisis and energy issue. In addition to the challenges above, Dr. Maxime Audinett noted that the consequences of the invasion in the information space should also be aware.

In the aftermath of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, many international observers and specialists assume a storm is brewing in another part of the world – East Asia. As a response to the comment, Dr. James F. Tzeng suggested that maintaining constructive relationship with Washington and Beijing seems to be the reasonable strategic strategy for Taiwan. Reiterating that Taiwan will continue to coordinate closely with the like-minded countries to adopt appropriate measures in order to free Ukraine from the horrors of war, as well as to restore the peace and stability of the region and the world.