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Reflections from Moscow and Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan

Mon, Apr 15, 2024, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Featuring: Rear Admiral Philip Yu, Reflections from Moscow and Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan
Location: IWP Main Campus

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Reflections from Moscow and Ukraine: Lessons for Taiwan


Rear Admiral Philip Yu, U.S. Navy (Ret)
Former Defense Attaché to the Russia Federation


Monday, April 15, 2024
5:00 – 6:00 PM EST


The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036Commodore Barry Room – Marlatt MansionGetting to campus



globe focused on Kiev and Moscow

About the Lecture

Rear Admiral Philip Yu will provide a first-hand account of his experiences as the defense attaché at the U.S. embassy in Moscow from 2020 to 2022, advising and reporting on events in Moscow during the Kremlin’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine. Based on recent travels to Ukraine and Taiwan, RDML(ret) Yu will also discuss his views on lessons that Taiwan is learning from Ukraine.

About the Speaker

Rear Admiral Philip Yu, U.S. Navy (retired), served as the U.S. defense attaché to the Russian Federation from 2020 to 2022. Over the course of his naval career, Yu served aboard fast attack nuclear submarines and ballistic missile submarines. After transferring to the US Navy’s Foreign Area Officer community, Yu served multiple tours overseas working alongside allied nations, from the transatlantic alliance at NATO, coalition headquarters in Afghanistan, to combined forces headquarters in South Korea, as well as with partners in Taiwan. As a staff officer at US Indo-Pacific Command and on the Navy headquarters staff at the Pentagon, Yu was responsible for risk reduction dialogue between the US military and the People’s Liberation Army of China.

*This event is OFF THE RECORD, and not for attribution.

This lecture is sponsored by the IWP China/Asia Program and is part of the Asia Initiative Lecture Series (AILS).

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