Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Wilson Center NOW

Apr 14, 2014

Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? The Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Watch the second interview on Putin and Crimea>>>>

About the Guest

Matthew Rojansky is an expert on U.S. relations with the states of the former Soviet Union, especially Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova.  He has advised governments, intergovernmental organizations, and major private actors on conflict resolution and efforts to enhance shared security throughout the Euro-Atlantic and Eurasian region. From 2010 to 2013, he was Deputy Director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is currently Director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute and is also an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins SAIS and American University, and a participant in the Dartmouth Dialogues, a track-two U.S.-Russian conflict resolution initiative begun in 1960.

 

 

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