President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine
Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images
NATO is being tested. In the past few days, Russian separatists have gained the upper hand in key parts of Ukraine, raising both regional and international alarm. NATO members in Wales for a two-day summit are firming up an agreement to pre-position military equipment in Baltic states and to put 4,000 troops at the ready. In a speech yesterday, President Barack Obama reiterated the U.S. commitment to NATO and its mission to protect against threats to member states, but many question whether any combination of US-European saber rattling and sanctions can deter Russian President Vladimir Putin. Please join us to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
president, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former U.S. Ambassador to NATO in the Obama administration.
vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and he served on the National Security Council staff as a Russian expert under President Bill Clinton.
senior fellow and director, Europe Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Transatlantic Fellow, Central and Eastern Europe
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
senior fellow, Atlantic Council