The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine

The West's Response To Developments In Ukraine

Tensions mount as the Crimean parliament votes to hold a referendum on whether to rejoin Russia. U.S. and EU leaders say that would violate international law. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.

Ukraine's prime minister is flying to Washington this week to meet with President Obama. Plans for the visit come as the White House warns that Russia will face increasing international pressure if it presses ahead with a referendum to annex Crimea. Some say U.S. and European sanctions, which would freeze the assets and visas of Russian officials, could be a blow to Russia's flagging economy. But others warn Moscow could retaliate by seizing American and European assets or cut exports of natural gas to Europe which heavily relies on Russia for energy. Guest host Susan Page and a panel of experts discuss the West's response to a power struggle between Russia and Ukraine.

Guests

Ivo Daalder

president, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO in the Obama administration.

Juan Zarate

senior adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies and former deputy national security adviser and assistant secretary of the Treasury in the George W. Bush administration. Author of "Treasury's War: The Unleashing of a New Era of Financial Warfare."

Fiona Hill

senior fellow and director, Center on the US and Europe at Brookings Institution and co- author of "Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin"

Matthew Rojansky

director, Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

David Herszenhorn

correspondent, The New York Times reporting from Uglich, Russia

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