President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine

Ukrainian servicemen from the Azov Battalion train volunteers on September 3, 2014 in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.   - Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian servicemen from the Azov Battalion train volunteers on September 3, 2014 in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images

President Obama, NATO And Russian Aggression In Ukraine

President Barack Obama and leaders of 27 other NATO nations sharpen plans to protect Eastern European members from further Russian aggression. The ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the role of NATO.

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.

Guests

Ivo Daalder

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

Andrew Weiss

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.

Heather Conley

senior fellow and director, Europe Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Joerg Forbrig

Transatlantic Fellow, Central and Eastern Europe
The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Adrian Karatnycky

senior fellow, Atlantic Council

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