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Russia and Ukraine: What Does Putin Want?

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Please join the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies and the Harriman Institute for an expert panel on Russia and Ukraine.

The panel will discuss Putin’s possible goals in creating this crisis and his military options should he decide to move Russian forces into Ukraine; Ukraine’s political, military and diplomatic moves to counteract Russian pressure tactics; and U.S. and European diplomatic efforts aimed at defusing this crisis.



Peter Clement, Senior Research Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies

Elise Giuliano, Lecturer, Department of Political Science; Director of Graduate Studies of the MA Program, Harriman Institute

Kimberly Marten, Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Stephen Sestanovich, Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor for the Practice of International Diplomacy, SIPA


For the most up to date information about this event, visit the event page on the Saltzman Institute website.


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