Major General Jim Morris

Commanding Officer of the Joint Expeditionary Force

Major General Jim Morris is currently the Commanding Officer of the Joint Expeditionary Force. He is part of the Royal Marines, having served in Afghanistan, and was military assistant to the former Prime Minister David Cameron. Moreover, he was awarded the “Distinguished Service Order” in recognition for his duty in Afghanistan during the period of 2008 to 2009. 


Friday March, 4

Panel IV: Ghosts from the Past, Phantoms of the Future? Protracted Conflicts in Former Soviet Territories and the Invasion of Ukraine

It started piecemeal. Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Transnistria. Crimea. Luhansk and Donetsk. The preceding are only a few of the disputed territories that splintered away from various polities in the decades following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Now, Russia has declared a war on Ukraine that would relegate the entirety of the country to the same vassalized status. To what extent does the current state of affairs of these regions represent frozen conflicts with no prospect of settlement? Might the war in Ukraine provide an opportunity to settle these conflicts? This panel will go over these topics and more.