Western Powers Weigh Responses To Russia's Next Moves

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, shakes hands with EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, prior to an EU-U.S. summit meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Obama will discuss the situation in Ukraine during a keynote speech at the summit. 
 - (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, shakes hands with EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, right, and EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, prior to an EU-U.S. summit meeting at the EU Council building in Brussels on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Obama will discuss the situation in Ukraine during a keynote speech at the summit.

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Western Powers Weigh Responses To Russia's Next Moves

President Barack Obama and European leaders concede there's not much that can be done about Russia's annexation of Crimea. Western powers weigh responses to Putin’s possible next moves.

In a speech yesterday at The Hague, President Barack Obama pointedly denounced Russia’s annexation of Crimea. He said he doesn't see events between Russia and the West as signaling the start of a new Cold War. The speech ended the president’s week in Brussels, where Western countries sought ways to punish Russia and to prepare for any next step Russian President Vladimir Putin might take. But there was also an acknowledgement that even measures like tougher sanctions moving forward would not force Russia to backtrack on Crimea. Diane and her guests discuss Obama’s week in Europe and Russia’s next possible moves.

Guests

Amb. Richard Haass

president of Council on Foreign Relations; author of "Foreign Policy Begins At Home: The Case For Putting America's House In Order" and a "A War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars"; and former director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell.

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."

Ian Brzezinski

senior fellow, the Atlantic Council. He was deputy assistant secretary of defense for European and NATO policy from 2001 to 2005. He currently leads the Brzezinski Group, which provides strategic insight and advice to government and commercial clients.

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