Friends of Ukraine Network

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an initiative of USUF

About FOUN

The Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) is a non-partisan coalition of former ambassadors, leading policy experts, and international security professionals. It also includes other experts who have dealt with key aspects of Ukraine’s relations with the United States and the international community.

Included in FOUN’s overall efforts is the Retired Members Ukraine Caucus, which is composed of former Members of Congress. As an informal coalition, FOUN is able to respond to current issue priorities by engaging experts with relevant expertise as needed.


Promoting policy dialogue

FOUN is an outgrowth of the Foundation’s U.S.-Ukraine Policy Dialogue programs of 2005 and 2011 (sponsored by the U.S. Department of State), which brought together government officials and non-government policy experts from both countries to discuss and make recommendations on numerous issues of mutual concern.

Since 2014, the Foundation has regularly convened FOUN and organized designated Task Forces to address U.S.-Ukraine relations, including such issues as sanctions, national security, and assistance in all sectors in support of Ukraine.

FOUN advances policy recommendations through expert testimony, congressionally-sponsored forums, and briefings, meetings with key officials in the Administration and Congress, press conferences, media interviews, and op-ed pieces.