Growing Tensions In Ukraine And The Political Motivations Of Vladimir Putin

Growing Tensions In Ukraine And The Political Motivations Of Vladimir Putin

As tension mounts between Russia and Ukraine, understanding the political motivations of Vladimir Putin.

In a phone call this week, President Barack Obama warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against further aggression into Ukraine. As tension mounts between Russia and Ukraine, understanding the political motivations of Vladimir Putin.

Guests

Clifford Gaddy

Senior fellow, foreign policy, economic studies, global economy and development at the Brookings Institution. He is the co-author of "Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin".

Stephen Sestanovich

professor of international diplomacy at Columbia University and author of "Maximalist: America in the World from Truman to Obama." He served as U.S. ambassador-at-large to the former Soviet Union during the Clinton administration.

Michael McFaul

senior fellow, the Hoover Institution. He served for five years in the Obama administration, as a special assistant to the president at the National Security Council and as ambassador to the Russian Federation.

Leon Aron

resident scholar and director of Russian Studies, the American Enterprise Institute

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