What's Next For Russia's Relations With The West

What's Next For Russia's Relations With The West

Vladimir Putin has reclaimed Crimea as part of Russia. He's justifying the move in part as retribution for post-Cold War slights from the West. What's next for Russia's relations with the West and implications for NATO and regional security.

A day after Russian president Vladimir Putin signed a treaty to annex Crimea, U.S. officials are conceding that Ukraine has lost the region. Now Russia faces new sanctions from western countries to deter Putin from moving troops into eastern Ukraine. And German chancellor Angela Merkel speaking ahead of an E.U. summit in Brussels said today that the current political situation means the G8 effectively no longer exists. Guest host Frank Sesno and his guests discuss the implications of Russia’s actions on its relationship with the West.


Susan Eisenhower

chairman emeritus, The Eisenhower Institute of Gettysburg College.

Christian Caryl

senior fellow, Legatum Institute; contributing editor, Foreign Policy magazine; senior fellow, MIT Center for International Studies; author of "Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century."

James Goldgeier

dean of the School of International Service at American University, former State Department official and staff member of the National Security Council.

Jack Matlock

U.S. ambassador to the U.S.S.R. from 1987 to 1991 and author of “Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended.”

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