In part 2 of our discussion on Russia’s annexation of Crimea and ongoing aggression in Ukraine, Matt Rojansky comments on the impact of sanctions and diplomacy on events. He also comments on the danger level of the situation and the possibility of escalation. 

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About our 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.