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Through Ukraine’s Eyes: Interview with Dr. Taras Kuzio, Part I


International expert on Ukraine, Dr. Taras Kuzio, speaks to the NATO Association of Canada about what the Paris attacks, Minsk II, and Russia’s intervention in Syria mean for the future Ukraine, as well as NATO’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict.

Click here to watch Part II of the interview.

Dr. Kuzio is a senior fellow at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, and author of “Ukraine: Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism.”

His work has been published in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, and the Kyiv Post.

Interviewer: Kelly Rahardja
Media Producer: Hinna Hatif

Kelly Rahardja
Kelly Rahardja is the Program Editor for A View from Ukraine at the NATO Association of Canada. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2015 with a BA honours degree in International Relations and American Studies. In her final year, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Undergraduate Journal of American Studies, and served on Varsity Publications’ Board of Directors. She was also a Mentor with the Global Ideas Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, where she helped high school students tackle the global challenge of financial inclusion in India. Her interests revolve around U.S. foreign relations, intelligence, and national security. Kelly is excited about being involved with the various projects at NATO, and would like to pursue a career in government or journalism in the future. You can email her at