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Jane Harman on the Crisis in Ukraine

Mar 10, 2014
"Vladimir Putin doesn't know the Colin Powell rule -- if you break it you own it. And if he breaks up Crimea, he's going to own their pension liabilities, their tanked economy, at a time when the Russian economy is stretched," Harman said.

The West's Response to Developments in Ukraine

Mar 10, 2014
"It was clear to Putin from the beginning that this was going to be a line-crossing maneuver. As soon as he occupied Crimea, as soon as he sought to trigger and deepen the divisions that we see within Ukrainian society in order to effectively undermine the sovereignty of this new government in Ukraine, he was declaring that all bets were off," Matthew Rojansky said on The Diane Rehm Show.

Face-Off in Crimea: What Happens Next

Mar 10, 2014
"What's happened in Crimea is not an immediate reaction to human rights violations or a structured vote on a referendum but a very hurried operation that is currently being conducted while it's being occupied militarily," Will Pomeranz said on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.

Five Myths About the Ukraine Crisis

Mar 10, 2014
Here are several things about the recent coverage and discussion on Ukraine that even my lack of expertise won't allow me to accept, writes Aaron David Miller.

How Sanctions May Affect Russia's Moves in Ukraine

Mar 08, 2014
"If we seek to freeze the assets of Russian companies, if we seek to block their ability to import or export, the Russians have already made it clear that they will respond in kind and they may even respond disproportionately as they have in the past, and that's going to hurt American companies," Matthew Rojansky said on NPR's "All Things Considered."

The Pressure's on Putin, Why Won't He Back Down?

Mar 07, 2014
William Pomeranz discussed Russian aggression against Ukraine on Bloomberg TV's "Street Smart" with Bloomberg Contributing Editor Richard Falkenrath. "Putin has made a political and military calculation and he believes that in the short term, he can handle these sorts of economic declines," Pomeranz said.

Five Guidelines for America's Foreign Policy Towards Russia

Mar 07, 2014
Changing Russian policy is doable if the U.S. is careful and adroit, but we need to accept some realities and work around them, writes Jane Harman.

On the Crisis in Ukraine

Mar 02, 2014
The Kennan Institute continues to monitor developments in Russia and Ukraine with growing concern. We wish to express our sincere desire that a peaceful resolution can be found before the situation escalates beyond the control of all parties involved.

Ukraine Must Reject Roots of Violence

Feb 27, 2014
If Ukrainians seek a brighter future, they must recognize, isolate and reject the inclinations to use violence that are now deeply rooted in the country’s political culture, write Mattison Brady and Matthew Rojansky.

Has the Moment Passed for the West to Sway Ukraine?

Feb 26, 2014
Matthew Rojansky discussed the ongoing violence in Ukraine on "PBS NewsHour" with William Taylor, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine. "Even cutting a geopolitical deal, imagine Russia, the United States, Europe sit down around a table and they come to a compromise, it doesn't necessarily solve the violence we're seeing on the streets today," Rojansky said.

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